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Zephyrosaurus schaffi by IllustratedMenagerie Zephyrosaurus schaffi :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 34 0 Lambeosaurus lambei by IllustratedMenagerie Lambeosaurus lambei :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 34 1 Xiphactinus audux by IllustratedMenagerie Xiphactinus audux :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 21 0 Willinakaqe salitralensis by IllustratedMenagerie Willinakaqe salitralensis :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 28 0 Panthera leo by IllustratedMenagerie Panthera leo :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 25 3 Estuary Seahorse by IllustratedMenagerie Estuary Seahorse :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 16 0 Prince Inan Approaches Ibeji by IllustratedMenagerie Prince Inan Approaches Ibeji :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 9 0 Oviraptor philoceratops by IllustratedMenagerie Oviraptor philoceratops :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 47 0 Arkhan the Cruel by IllustratedMenagerie Arkhan the Cruel :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 10 0 Mother's Day Bear Card by IllustratedMenagerie Mother's Day Bear Card :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 15 3 Mother's Day Alligator Card by IllustratedMenagerie Mother's Day Alligator Card :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 18 0 Adult Pachycephalosaurus by IllustratedMenagerie Adult Pachycephalosaurus :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 28 0 Subadult Pachycephalosaurus (Stygymolach) by IllustratedMenagerie Subadult Pachycephalosaurus (Stygymolach) :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 25 0 Juvenile Pachycephalosaurus (Dracorex) by IllustratedMenagerie Juvenile Pachycephalosaurus (Dracorex) :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 26 9 Contemporary (ish) T. rex by IllustratedMenagerie Contemporary (ish) T. rex :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 38 0 Tyrannosaurus 80's style by IllustratedMenagerie Tyrannosaurus 80's style :iconillustratedmenagerie:IllustratedMenagerie 26 3

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Hello, folks!

    I'm now taking DeviantArt Commissions! Most of my professional work has been in Natural Science Illustration. I specialize in birds, mammals, and dinosaurs, yet am happy to illustrate plants, fish, insects, and any other living subject. 

    I am familiar with a range of media; including colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink, oil paint, watercolor, and many others. This image can be sent to you digitally in your preferred format (i.e. jpeg, PDF, photoshop file, tiff, etc.), or I can mail you the original copy.  I prefer to create with an open dialogue with my client, ensuring that the illustration fully meets their needs.  Examples of how my commissions can be used include an educational poster, a natural science website, and for personal use.  Images intended for commercial use or reproduction will have a higher price. 

    I have designed several business logos and thoroughly enjoy that process as well.

    Most of my work comes to $20 an hour (a typical full-color illustration takes between one and two hours of research and sketches, and two to five hours for the final drawing) so it can range from around $60 to $140 depending on the subject and media. I've mostly used PayPal, although I am flexible.

    Message me if you're interested. Thanks, folks!

    Cheers!

    -Keenan

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Zephyrosaurus schaffi
Zephyrosaurus schaffi was a small herbivorous dinosaur about the size of a coyote or boarder collie that lived in early Cretaceous North America, alongside such dinosaurs as the ferocious predator Deinonychus and the tallest dinosaur yet discovered, Sauroposeidon. Although few fossils of Zephyrosaurus have been discovered, many related species have shown interesting features that can also be reasonably attributed to this little animal. Oryctodromeus, one of its closest relatives, has been found in a burrow with two juveniles, suggesting both a tendency to burrow and long-term parental care. Kulindadromeus, another related genus, is famous in the paleontological community because it was covered in hair-like filaments, yet retained scales on its tail and lower legs. Using related animals to determine the appearance and behavior of Zephyrosaurus isn't perfect (lions and tigers are both Panthera, yet have notably different behaviors and can be easily told apart by viewers), yet it helps paleontologists reasonably hypothesize behavior and gives artists a good foundation to build their reconstructions to be as accurate as possible.

Another image of my Zephyrosaurus here, displaying hypothetical parental care: Zephyrosaurus schaffi

Cheers, folks!

-Keenan
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Lambeosaurus lambei
Lambeosaurus was a large hadrosaurid. There are two recognized species, although some scientists believe there is at least one more. Several specimens that were once given their own genus or species are now considered growth stages or examples of sexual dimorphism. This image portrays a male of the type species, L. lambei, specifically specimen 5131 C.T., with its distinctive hatchet-shaped crest. This crest was hollow and was part of the nasal cavity. Although many theories have been put forth as to what purpose it would have served, most agree that it was a resonating chamber to amplify sounds. It would likely have been brightly colored in the males, as shown here. The posture shows the male slightly elevated on his front legs. A more relaxed pose would have his forelimbs slightly bent and the torso angled down a few degrees, as it is most often depicted. Based on trackways of related animals, Lambeosaurus would have been mostly quadrupedal, but it is believed that they would stand on their hind legs to run. Skin impressions have been found in both species of Lambeosaurus, showing uniformly tiny scales, although no coloration is known at this time.

Cheers, folks!

-Keenan
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Xiphactinus audux
Gluttony has a face, and that face is ugly.

Xiphactinus was a large carnivorous fish that hunted in many shallow oceans and seas during the Late Cretaceous. Adults were between 15 and 20 feet in length, and would have served a similar ecological role to the similarly-sized modern great white shark. The most notable trait is their appetites; several fossils have been found with large meals fossilized inside them. A famous fossil is on display in Kansas that displays a 13 food specimen having swallowed a fish half as long as itself. Swallowing such large prey is likely what killed the Xiphactinus, as it died shortly after the meal and was likely killed from ruptured organs. 

Cheers! 

-Keenan
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Willinakaqe salitralensis
Willinakaqe was a dinosaur that lived in what is now southern Argentina during the late cretaceous. It's name means 'southern duck mimic' in Mapuche, a language spoken by the people near where this dinosaur was discovered. Many disarticulated and damaged bones were found, and initially believed to make up several individuals ranging from juvenile to adult. Another site containing similar bones was found, and these bones were also identified as Willinakaqe. Further review of the bones all together led some paleontologists to believe that 'Willinakaqe' may represent several taxa, making this species either a chimera or illegitimate altogether. If the bones do represent a single species, it seems to be a dinosaur that was about 30 feet in length, and would have probably looked similar to the related North American hadrosaurs Kritosaurus and Gryposaurus with a tall ridge on its hips and perhaps a stockier build. If the bones are from different dinosaurs, then it is difficult to say what each of these animals would have looked like.

Cheers, folks!

-Keenan
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Keenan Taylor
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Fireplume Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Thanks! Right back at ya
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NRD23456 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You have an awesome paleoart you deserve my watch! You are really good artist!!
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