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The Early Trike gets the Worm by JonaGold2000 The Early Trike gets the Worm by JonaGold2000
Eotriceratops xerinsularis walks through an unexpectedly wintery landscape, her massive weight crushes the snow beneath her every step. This year the snow came early, and the cold win gently pushes the conifers of the forest. She is not bothered by the unusually low temperatures, her massive bulk, layers of fat and thin coat of fuzz have no trouble keeping her warm.

Eotriceratops hails from the Horseshoe Canyon formation, a geological formation from the Maastrichtian of Canada whose average annual temperature is estimated at 10 degrees Celcius. That would make it roughly as cold as where I live and the Prince Creek formation, a formation often portrayed to be covered in snow. The formation is overlayed by the Scollard formation, in which my Autumn Anky piece took place.

I also tried to play with the portrayal of filaments, which are most often portrayed as a bush of bristles around the bottom of the tail as seen in one particular fossil of Psittacosaurus sp. But this portrayal is rather problematic due to the nature of said bristles and the fact that ceratopsid skin impressions from the region do not show said bristles. Instead I chose a more elephantine option, with a sparse coat of filaments, mainly serving as a remnant from fuzzier times, with perhaps a minimal role in thermoregulation.

This was the first time in several years I got to paint distant mountains and it was very fun to do, might do it again. It's a simple, steady, yet fun process. I might try some pure landscape sketches. The coloring of the Eotriceratops was another thing I had fun playing with, particularly the skull. I tried to go for somthing striking without using extremely bright colors. I drew the Eotrike a while ago, but my Krita crashed and I lost a lot of progress on the background. It took me about a month to get back to it and make this out of it.

Species depicted:
Albertosaurus sarcophagus
Eotriceratops xerinsularis
Picea sp.
Isoetes sp.
Enanthiornithes indet.
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:iconzap123build:
zap123build Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! I was wondering if i may use this in a youtube video i am making, (we will give you 100% credit of course) and we are not monetizing our videos.

Youtube channel is; The Expeditioner's Discovery Guild, if you were wondering

www.youtube.com/channel/UCAaqN…
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure
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:iconzap123build:
zap123build Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Here is the finished video!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhguxI…
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool.
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Didn't know this was another relatively cold ecosystem.
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:icong0j1r4:
G0j1r4 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Same with the Yixian.
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's more of a temperate ecosystem, comparable in climate to Northern France
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Hence why I put 'relatively' in there (relative to what people tend to think the Mesozoic was like mind you; people tend to think of that era as rather hot, no?).
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True
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CoelurosaurianArtist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! Not sure about her being exposed in the snow naked. I know fat is beneficial, but if you look at most animals today that live in similar environments, they wield a lot of integument on them from head to toe. But of course, this could be likely. 
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's not a permanently cold enviroment, it's very much like where I live and there are naked animals here, cold blooded reptiles for example. The fat should do.
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CoelurosaurianArtist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. Lol. But I'd prefer to depict dinosaurs in the winter with thick feather coverings for now. Interesting that cold blooded reptiles live near you in cold environments. Are they active?
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're generally active during warmer weather.
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:iconcoelurosaurianartist:
CoelurosaurianArtist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I do know that. Lol. It's just because that I thought when you said that there were reptiles outside of your house, you meant that they were active during the winter, and I was like "What?!" Lol. Have a nice day!
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, you too!
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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RhysDylan01 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing, I love the texture you gave her, honestly looks like a real animal
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconluca9108:
Luca9108 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017
Nice details like the birds and the bite marks on the back of Eotriceratops.
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's really spectacular, great job :D
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmynameisnotdave23:
mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Artist
SNOW.
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cold and moist
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Glavenychus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I love you and Dontknowwhattodraw94 when it comes to sparsely feathered ceratopsians: Because you don't put on god damn memequills exactly like it's predecessor where said region on the derived relative is literally nonexistent with feathers entirely.It's time to stop ok? No more! (chat/comment icon)  WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT! RAGE 
Using an elephantine feather covering not only is way more accurate than those overused tail bristles, but makes up for some interesting speculation such as beards, sideburns, chest-fuzz(depicted here), & more. Great work as always Jonas! :Bummies: 
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) means a lot.
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Glavenychus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it's just really repetitive to add decorative quills in the exact same section exactly as the specimen. Glad we have you and other paleoartists putting feathers where they shouldn't be. #1   
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ziet er goed uit! De details zoals de veertjes en de littekens maken het echt af. De bergen zijn ook goed gelukt :)
Alleen de voetsporen in de sneeuw lijken me te klein om te passen met zijn/haar poten.
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bedank!

Ik kwam daar ook net achter, ik fix het morgen wel.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay :)
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta love new ceratopsians! :D
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This isn't exactly a new species :P
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! I thought this was new. Shows how much I know :P Still love the picture so much!
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
looks neat
not to sure what eotriceratops actually IS but it's neat to think of it as the 1st triceratops
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.

Eotriceratops xeriunsulatus is a species of ceratopid very closely related to Triceratops. It's possible to make it Triceratops xerinsulatus since the differences aren't all that big between it and other species of Triceratops.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i heard this came about like 30 million years BEFORE the normal triceratops
though that would be a cool thing to have a 3rd triceratops species
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you read that? It's literally just over 68 million years old.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
not fully sure i think it was a comment i looked at and went "hmm that's neat" then moved on to something else
if it's only 68 million years then that's pretty cool as it means it wasn't too far off the normal triceratops
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the two were very close.
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:D i wander if the 2 met
(probably a dumb question isn't it)
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably at some point.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
is that a teenage triceratops?
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