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Decided I would make a thread with my drawings, recently I decided to draw trilobites that are not necessarily proportional and I didn’t spend too much time on these just wanted them to be life size and recognizable, so far I have 19, I took ideas from @Kane trilobite drawings and @rew trilobite collection. I will add to this thread as I draw more fossils not only trilobites. You may not be able to read the labels partly from camera quality and mostly from my handwriting. :)

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Not bad at all. 

Thanks for sharing. :)

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That's quite an attractive variety of trilobites you drew. Well done.

:trilowalk:

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Good work. 

I recognize a few of these. :P 

It is always a challenge to photograph graphite drawings due to the shine, so I'm sure they look even better in person. :trilosurprise:

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On 11/11/2020 at 5:56 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Not bad at all. 

Thanks for sharing. :)

 

On 11/11/2020 at 8:09 PM, Pagurus said:

That's quite an attractive variety of trilobites you drew. Well done.

:trilowalk:

 

2 hours ago, Kane said:

Good work. 

I recognize a few of these. :P 

It is always a challenge to photograph graphite drawings due to the shine, so I'm sure they look even better in person. :trilosurprise:

Thanks guys that means a lot.

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I recently finished this cephalopod drawing. Ammonites are one of my favorite fossils to draw.27F55C48-11B0-417F-98B2-7C475214B7FF.thumb.jpeg.43a9769371ef10d647a4572eeafeb7f8.jpeg

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Here’s a diplomystus drawing. I also glued some mica to it because I had some and wanted to do something with it. I really liked @Pagurus diplo painting but I can’t paint nearly that well so I drew it. The worst part is when I was done I didn’t realize I wrote Dilomystus so then I erased it and then all the eraser shavings got stuck in the glue with the mica :DOH:. This is the finished product (after I fixed it). Hope y’all like itBC9B96AF-59AC-448F-9138-6DBA90A66C8A.thumb.jpeg.7998988ba26fa9dfd8bd099bc61e7363.jpeg

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took a long time but I wanted it to be the right size, a 1 meter long eoraptor, I will continue to draw more Triassic animals because it’s just a crazy period

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Top Trilo

Not exactly a drawing but still thought it was worth sharing. I have a flexicalymene trilobite from Ohio that I bought a long time ago. With clay I made a mold and then waited about 9 hours for it to dry. Then I got more clay and filled it in the mold, took it out and waited for that to dry, (all this was yesterday) and then today I painted it with acrylic paint and now it is finished. I will also say I am NOT making this so I can sell it as being real, just for my own enjoyment :)

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here’s the nearest clay creations,

two more flexicalymene trilobites, a leonaspis trilobite, a “waliserops” that is actually just a flexicalymene with a trident, an ammonite and an otodus tooth. I recently bought the angustidens and chub tooth but I don’t have an American otodus tooth and the color difference took way away from the evolution so I made it look like it’s from south east USA5DEC0B31-17ED-4B8D-822A-01D7264AD119.thumb.jpeg.8eb9dddec5d38c78a9b646c13fbbf76b.jpeg

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Fossildude19

Cropped and brightened: 

 

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Thanks Tim my photography abilities are very limited

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Good work! I would say the Flexi would be better without the Walli trident. :D 

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Top Trilo

My most recent drawing, an Asaphus latus trilobite. Drew the awesome one @Kane recently prepped.

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Very cool. I was going to draw that one, but now I don't have to. :D 

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Hi Top Trilo, good drawings and nice idea with the tape dispenser.

You could combine the claycast-technique with that!

If I may offer some advice (that I often enough do not heed myself):

Be even more patient. I can see all the scales you drew on that Diplomystus and the subjective acres of surface you covered for the Eoraptor, so you got the patience.

Put the same amount of time and effort in one little Trilo and you got yourself a Top Trilo indeed!

For backgrounds like in the last picture (and bigger areas like the Eoraptor) there are also block-shaped crayons or charcoal, those can be used to make nice gradients without spending ages using up and smudging a fine pencil.

Keep going!

J

 

 

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8 hours ago, Mahnmut said:

Hi Top Trilo, good drawings and nice idea with the tape dispenser.

You could combine the claycast-technique with that!

If I may offer some advice (that I often enough do not heed myself):

Be even more patient. I can see all the scales you drew on that Diplomystus and the subjective acres of surface you covered for the Eoraptor, so you got the patience.

Put the same amount of time and effort in one little Trilo and you got yourself a Top Trilo indeed!

For backgrounds like in the last picture (and bigger areas like the Eoraptor) there are also block-shaped crayons or charcoal, those can be used to make nice gradients without spending ages using up and smudging a fine pencil.

Keep going!

J

 

 

Thanks a lot, I do have a few black shaped charcoal but never used them. Not sure why I am only paitent on some but the next one I do will be great, just may take a while, thanks again for the help it is appreciated 

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Haven't checked this thread in a while, nice work @Top Trilo! That asaphus is very impressive, I can't wait to see what else you draw. :trilosurprise:

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On 05/01/2021 at 6:43 PM, Top Trilo said:

Not exactly a drawing but still thought it was worth sharing. I have a flexicalymene trilobite from Ohio that I bought a long time ago. With clay I made a mold and then waited about 9 hours for it to dry. Then I got more clay and filled it in the mold, took it out and waited for that to dry, (all this was yesterday) and then today I painted it with acrylic paint and now it is finished. I will also say I am NOT making this so I can sell it as being real, just for my own enjoyment :)

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That's awesome! Keep up the good work, that's very impressive.

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Fossilis Willis

I just discovered this thread. @Top Trilo you are an artist. Also, I see you changed your profile picture. Just didn't want you to think it went unnoticed.

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2 hours ago, Fossilis Willis said:

I just discovered this thread. @Top Trilo you are an artist. Also, I see you changed your profile picture. Just didn't want you to think it went unnoticed.

Thank you, I didn't want it to be too much of a change so I kept the same species but my old image I just got online but this one I have in my collection

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Top Trilo

Thank you to @Mahnmut, I took your advice and am very happy with the result, here is the dicranurus top Trilo (same one as my profile picture)

 

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