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Dimetrodon by Kazanlak10 Dimetrodon by Kazanlak10
The Dimetrodon again.
I suspect the animal itself is more or less done but since I've been planning all along to put it in an actual scene I'm still calling this a Work In Progress for now.

EDIT: 8/15/2011 I "Gimped" the drawing
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Nice how it has sort of a "puppyish" look to it. Must be the teeth.
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Ruschman Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I love how you drew its teeth in place . . . respectively mammalian, in the case with carnassials.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thanks
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his pose, just chillin'. cx The spots are nice too, love that big ol' eyespot on his sail.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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AlexGamer9000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Dimetrodon: I'm not a reptile. I am a mammal!

Tyrannosaurus: Sure you are....*rolls eyes*.
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chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
SUper cool. I want one as a pet :)
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail you put into these paleo-art pieces is simply stunning, really.
I especially love the eyespot on his(?) sail.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks! Actually when I was drawing this I thought of this particular Dimetrodon as being female.
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I suppose I can see that.
She seems to have more subdued coloration than a male might have, now that I look at it again.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I think it was more the "aura" the drawing gave off as I was working on it that led me to think of the subject as female. Originally this was going to be part of an actual "scene"...with the dimetrodon resting on the shade after a kill...sadly I never got around to it, partly because I'm still a bit stunted when it comes to drawing whole scenes in Paint. I invest so much time into the animal itself that by the time I finish it I lack the will to continue with drawing detailed trees, rocks etc., and this is why almost all of my drawings are of the animal against a simple solid colored background.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is truely one of the best Dimetrodons I have ever seen! Good job! :omfg:
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:iconbrad-ysaurus:
Brad-ysaurus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
This is adorable.
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:iconkazanlak10:
Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
.....But also conveying a sense of pre-mammalian predatory menace I hope haha. Thanks.
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:icondeinowilly:
Deinowilly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best Dimetrodon i've ever seen!! Good job!
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:iconkipoulz:
KIPoulz Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
niiise!
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good, man! Congratulations! Loved the colors on the dorsal sail :)
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TheCapeWildMan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Incredible.
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ObsidianSeaHorse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
favorite dinosaur as a child.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Yeah they are a neat creature for sure. Just to be Mr. Science Stickler though, Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur. It's a synapsid, and thus technically closer related to you and me then it is to T.rex or Triceratops.
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ObsidianSeaHorse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know => but most people just class him and his kind in with dinos. Thought I would just dumb myself down to fit it ;)
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Cute
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Kerimako Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
very cool!!!
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:iconbrokenmachine86:
BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work!!! I like his expression, hehe, and the coloration is great!
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Kero360 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To my favs immediately!!!!
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:iconzerry:
zerry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Gorgeous! :clap:
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe. Some.

As a minor note, what about the scutes on the toes and (at least what I think to be) scales on the body? AFAIK, synapsids never developed scales. But don't let that get you down, the drawing looks excellent and probably was a pain in the ass to complete.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thanks! I'm going to do some looking into the synapsid skin issue before calling this one done then. Based on what I've read so far it sounds like a somewhat "scaly" skin was present in early synapsids in some form though. Mammals like opossums have kind of a "scaly" tail too, I'm going to research it further though. MS Paint drawings to have the benefit of being easy to edit.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
We have skin impressions of ophiacodons, but they have belly scales that are actually analogous to fish scales, not reptile scales, that is, primitive gastralia. I would say that scales in armadillos and rodents gives an excuse to put scales in synapsids, because somewhere along the line, mammals must have retained the ability to grow scales. If the synapsids never had scales, you would expect no mammal to have scales, because the genetics for it would have possibly dissapeared.
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Or did rat tails etc evolve scales completely independently of any ancestor?
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, they are thought to be analogous to reptillian scales, hence, mammals never lost scales or the ability to grow them, completely.
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beastisign Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
nice color!!
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thanks! Coming up with the color scheme has been the biggest PITA on this drawing so far for some reason. Usually the coloring is the easier part.
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beastisign Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
i know right? I usually just go with what ever design my hand thinks up. XD
But this seems like it was well thought out. Again great job. :iconclappingplz:
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