Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Interspecies Conflict Wishlist Redux

A short while back, David authored a post commenting on the popularity of dino-on-dino fights in TV shows, with a focus on the current popularity of showing freakishly large coelurosaurs Tarbosaurus and Therizinosaurus smack each other about in all their varyingly inaccurate CG splendour. Of course, David also suggested a few unlikely fights of his own, which inspired a wonderful artwork by Tuomas Koivurinne.

Now Niroot Puttapipat, a professional illustrator living in London (and all-round thoroughly decent fellow), has inked a few of his own, and he said he'd be "thrilled" to have me share them here. So here they are.



A reminder of David's original descriptions: "A hundred Mononykus vs. Carcharodontosaurus: They'd swarm the big brute and crawl into all sorts of uncomfortable places" (Top)
"Four strategically placed Incisivosaurus vs. Giraffatitan: Two words: beaver style." (Left)
"Protoceratops vs. Leptoceratops. The most disgusting display of brutality and gore imaginable." (Bottom right)



"Pot-bellied T. rex vs. the Jurassic Park T. rex. It's a draw, until Stan Winston strides out with a glock and empties a clip into Pot-belly." (Top)
"Citipati vs. Gigantoraptor: I see the little dude running circles around Giganto while making some outrageously stupid shrieking sound. For about ten minutes." (Bottom)

The post also received a comment from a mysterious SV-POWsketeer, who claimed that "a single Giraffatitan individual could effortlessly destroy countless Incisivosaurus by sheer awesomeness alone." Well, Niroot had a go at illustrating that too.



Awesome indeed. To check out more of Niroot's work (including higher-res versions of the above), visit his deviantART page.

13 comments:

  1. *Is giddy* Ye dino Gods. Observe! My ridiculous mediocrities have been featured on LITC. Does this mean I've made it in the Mesozoic blogosphere?

    Ah, this cumbersome surname of mine. Perhaps I ought to just change it to 'Himmapaan' one day...

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  2. This is AMAZING stuff. I really love what you did with these, Niroot! Poor Giraffatitan makes me reconsider my soundness of mind... But, it looks like you had a blast drawing them, so sanity be damned. Hardly "ridiculous mediocrities."

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  3. I am that mysterious SV-POW!sketeer, and I am delighted that my comment has inspired what I conservatively estimate to be the single greatest work of art ever perpetrated. This will be reblogged!

    -- Mike Taylor.

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  4. Pure awesomeness, Niroot! I'd love to see the paleo-pathologies in the bones, especially that of the disturbing Incisivosaurus vs. Giraffatitan! Love them all! (Can we make action figures?)

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  5. I just love how sassy looking the Giraffatitan is.

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  6. Thank you so much, everyone. ;_; And thank you David and Marc for the inspiration and this post!

    Matt Wedel has now set another challenge which naturally I am entirely unable to resist...

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  7. You're most welcome, Niroot. Sorry it took so long to share here, and I'm glad Marc did it.

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  8. Wow, these are AWESOME! The Rex showdown has me smiling and now I'm convinced that I *must* have it as an art print. I don't see it as an option on your deviantArt page, Niroot -- will it ever be? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  9. Amy, thank you! I can enable them as prints on dA if you like. I didn't think anybody would want one!

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  10. Hi Niroot -- that would be awesome. Let me know when it's enabled!

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