Friday, January 6, 2012

Minmi




And.... some minmi explorations. Again there seems to be quite a bit of variation. I've tried adding some cosmetic non bone spines and pointy scales along the margins - basically thinking about lizards and tortoises- or even thorny devils and horned toads that have all this surface detail (which isn't bony). There appear to be 3 spines above or attached to the back legs-who to believe?  Also looking at the images of the fossil minimi-there doesn't appear to be much of its face left in the fossil- I can see the top- but is everyone just assuming it looks like other ankylosaurs from the side or did they somehow reconstruct a crushed flattened skull? I've tried to find a compromise. And how to hold the tail?

2 comments:

Ryan Byrne said...

LACH your artwork is amazing!

Ryan Byrne said...

FANTASTIC!