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Deinocheirus meme - Antoine de Saint-Exupery style by Bestiarius Deinocheirus meme - Antoine de Saint-Exupery style by Bestiarius
A meme about the mind-boggling life-appearance of Deinocheirus mirificus, which has been known for nearly half a century mainly by a pair of huge arms. Since much more complete fossils were found, the life appearance of the mysterious giant turned out to be even weirder than ever imagined, with a bizarre spatula-like beak and weird elongated dorsal spines.
Inspired by the wonderful life-reconstruction by John Conway (at johnconway.co: johnconway.co/deinocheirus-mir… and a quick sketch by Brad McFeeters I made this meme about Deinocheirus and its weird humpback. I linked it to the artwork from "The little Prince" (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in which the drawing of an elephant eaten by a snake plays an important role. See de Saint-Exupéry´s original work here: blogs.scientificamerican.com/l…
I used watercolours and a pencil and modified it slightly with GIMP and Paint to get a similar style as the original elephant in a snake.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Hehe, very nice! I like this reference to de Saint-Exupéry! :)
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe! Scherzkeks! XD
Einfach nur genial! :D
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I love this joke ! XD The little prince was my favorite book as a kid and you transposed the concept quite brilliantly. Way to go ! ;)
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thanks!
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