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Drawlloween: Mummy + Haunted House
I'm not sure if I ever really reached a consistent tone throughout my #Drawlloween pictures, but at least most of them are in some way humorous, no matter how dark. I guess I just can't get super serious about age-old spoopy halloween tropes. Halloween is supposed to be fun, anyhow.

The look of the Mummy is based on actual Egyptian mummies, by the way. Remember when Hollywood used to do that? Good times...
Drawlloween: Bat + Witch
After Sketchtember I decided to give #Drawlloween a try, not using the "official" list for 2017 but an older one Google found for me. Because Sketchtember had managed to swallow way too much of my time and attention, I limited myself to simple cartoony style, black outlines (sort of Inktober without real ink) and color, shading if I had time. In the end I only lasted for 16 days before declaring it a failed experiment, but I'll be sharing all of the finished drawings and maybe finishing up some unfinished ones as well.

Nothing complicated about the bat, the Witch may speak to you on a different level if you've read Terry Pratchett. I also ended up basing most of the costume on Finnish folk clothing from the 19th century.
Fruits of Sketchtember: Young Leviathan
A juvenile Arenian leviathan (a giant marine lepidosaur) swims closer to investigate a trading vessel on the sea of Erda. A quick digital painting made from a Sketchtember sketch.

For a description of the leviathan species, see Aren Bestiary: Of The Leviathan.
Overdose of Fish
Here's the full colored version of the piece I made for Darren Naish's birthday. I'm sure this will speak on multiple levels for Tet Zoo fans. For others, suffice to say the pterosaur is based on the undescribed Hateg island Azhdarchid, the fish is a gar and the subject of animals trying to eat things that are too large for them to swallow has been covered on the Tetrapod Zoology blog several times.
Sketchtember Week 4
The final week of Sketchtember 2017 has come and gone and here are the results. I found myself getting a bit overwhelmed near the end which is apparent in the penultimate sketch (I feel bad because it's something I promised to draw for my friend). While I think the whole idea of drawing something every day was a good one, it sort of got out of hand. I think I'm going to keep on this daily drawing thing going to exercise my shriveled drawing muscles, but limit myself to a more rigid ruleset and a style that isn't as time consuming. 

Many of the sketches I made during the month also have a colored version, and I expect to post most of them as larger images on DA sooner or later.

Sketches by day:
22: Juvenile Leviathan inspecting an Arbaysian trading vessel
23: Male Bandersnatch Grassbag drawn for bensen-daniel on his birthday
24: Alien design from my primary school days
25: Realistic minion
26: "Overdose of Fish" made for Darren Naish on his birthday
27: Realistic Togepi based on the idea of Martin-Krieger
28: Ocnornis or birdsloth, an arboreal folivorous maniraptoran
29: Dust bathing deinonychuses
30: An autumn-colored cat drawn for Katri Mannonen on her birthday

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Oh my Cat! :omfg: I just hit 1000 watchers today! In the face. With a giant mallet with the words "Watch Me!" on it. Seriously though, I have 1000 watchers as of today, and that's amazing! You're amazing! Wooo! :party:

I feel like this is a MAJOR DA milestone, and because I wouldn't be much of anything without my audience, I want do do something special as a thanks to all of you. I didn't have long to prepare, but I did a redesign of one of my first speculative dinosaurs specially for this occasion, I'm uploading a bunch of old stuff from my dinosaur storybook soom, and I'm opening the comment section of this journal entry as an AMA, which stands for Ask Me Anything in Internetish.

So, if there's anything you wanted to ask me but couldn't find the right place or time, you can ask it here, and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. If you've wanted to know what is my favorite color, or my quest, or the flight speed of an unladen European swallow, this is your opportunity. Ask away!

Anyway, a big thanks you to everyone who has watched me, favorited my artwork or taken the time to write a comment. Even when I don't have the energy or the wits to reply, it's always, ALWAYS appreciated. You are the reason that keeps me going here. Thank you! :blowkiss:


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RaptorWings Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thanks for joining the DinoBirds!:) (Smile) 
Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so, may i have permission to post a "colouration" of your manticorant?

I'm only asking because last time, you didn't really give a clear answer
Osmatar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I have been busy and forgot to reply. That happens to me a lot, so try to be patient with me. I wanted to check what sketch you were using, because I remember doing at least two, and I'd prefer you used the more recent one. But, with proper attribution you can post it.
Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so is that a yes?
Tackycat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
This is all so cool. I wish I had come up with your stuff!
Osmatar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thinking about another "coloration" of one of your spec creatures
but I've taken your advice into account so I'm asking your permission.

is that okay...
(I'm okay if you say no)
Osmatar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
I suppose it's okay, but please let me know which one it is. I just went through your gallery, and you have Ville Sinkkonen's and Daniel Bensen's sketches attributed to me, and a bunch of my sketches attributed to Dan. I'm guessing you are getting these from the wiki, who to my knowledge doesn't have any original Spec members working on it.
Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1- the one I'm thinking about is the "Manticore" theropod.
from that world version of central Africa.

if that's okay with you?

2- yes the ones that were purely colorations I got from the wiki, so as to who I gave credit to, it was probably my mistake.
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Not sure if I asked. Do you do requests?
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