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.


  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...

  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."

  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.

  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?)

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

  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...

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

  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!

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

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

  11. Awesome. I love the ankle-biters.


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