Open menu

Apsaravis @apsaravis

74 Images
A place for me to post my own art, photos and whatnot. I'm especially fond of paleo and fantasy art:) I'm available for commissions. - Apsaravis (@apsaravis)
Loading...
A super quick portrait of redondasaurus @apsaravis

A super-quick portrait of Redondasaurus :)

Dilophosaur a pair of megapnosaurs and @apsaravis

Dilophosaur, a pair of megapnosaurs and scelidosaurs (commission)

The Jurassic of Poland

The large bipedal scelidosaur is based on tracks found in the Holy Cross Mountains in Poland.

Smok wawelski the triassic of poland @apsaravis

Smok wawelski

The Triassic of Poland

Smok wawelski this work was previously previewed @apsaravis

Smok wawelski

This work was previously previewed here :)

A quick portrait of silesaurus opolensis @apsaravis

A quick portrait of Silesaurus opolensis.

Photoshop CS3

The early jurassic of sołtyków dilophosaur @apsaravis

The Early Jurassic of Sołtyków.

Dilophosaur chasing a lesothosaur; an early tetanurine theropod; vulcanodon-like sauropods in background.

Photoshop CS3

Commission info

Apsaravis hope this info is enough but if you @apsaravis

apsaravis:

Hope this info is enough, but if you have any questions, send me an e-mail, an ask, note, anything :)

Commissions are still open! :)

Blackharrier i commissioned apsaravis one of @apsaravis

blackharrier:

I commissioned Apsaravis, one of my favorite paleoartists, to create a Pelagornis feeding scenario. What is not to love about this? She is open for commissions. [ Tumblr | DeviantART ]

I also just learned that scientists described a new member of the genus: Pelagornis sandersi. It had a 20-24 foot wingspan!

Smok wawelski again photoshop cs3 @apsaravis

Smok wawelski again :)

Photoshop CS3

Old photoshop exercises photo studies @apsaravis

Old Photoshop exercises / photo studies…

Photoshop CS3

Previews of illustrations for a book about smok @apsaravis

Previews of illustrations for a book about Smok wawelski. I made 5 coloured illustrations, while Jakub drew several with pencil. The book (not printed yet) is written by Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki, who first described Smok.

Commission characters from the dinoverse books @apsaravis

Commission; characters from the Dinoverse books.

Lythronax argestes the gore king @apsaravis

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

assuming-dinosaur:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

assuming-dinosaur:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

assuming-dinosaur:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

apsaravis:

Smok wawelski

Work in progress…

…But of all names you choose Smok

Smok is the Polish word for dragon—and was probably part of the origin of the name Smaug in  The Hobbit. )

Oh…. no wonder.

RE: A quick yields

Deriving from the same Old English and Germanic roots as smial and Smeagol, the name Smaug is “the past tense of the primitive Germanic verb Smugan, to squeeze through a hole”. It has been suggested that Tolkien likely thought of Old English smeag, a word used to describe a “worm”.

It’s been observed that it is  unlikely an accomplished linguist like Tolkien would give a dragon character a name that almost (differing by a vowel and part of a consonant) is the word for dragon in a language he probably was familiar with.

So is the correlation between Smaug and Smok likely and unlikely? I’m a bit confused here.

On accident. I forgot the words “on accident”. It’s unlikely that the similarities between Smok and Smaug are on accident.

I should go to sleep.

Yeah, Tolkien, if not directly, would have referenced this word. And please, go ahead and go to sleep.

Okay, let me address this.

Smok, or *smokъ in Proto-Slavic used to mean ‘a mythical creature’. (There was another word to describe a dragon and it was zmij/żmij (*zmьjь), which means 'a winged serpent’. In Polish this word was eventually replaced by smok.)

The word 'smok’ is most probably derived from the verb sъmъkъ, which has the same meaning as Germanic 'smugan’ mentioned by you.

Smok and Smaug are similar, because both words have common Indo-European roots.

Kos zwyczajny the common blackbird @apsaravis

kos zwyczajny / the common blackbird

Rhamphorhynchus various specimens museum für @apsaravis

Rhamphorhynchus, various specimens. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

Archaeopteryx lithographica museum für naturkunde @apsaravis

Archaeopteryx lithographica, Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

At last I could see it with my own eyes^_^

Continued from this post this is meant to be an @apsaravis

Continued from this post.

This is meant to be an avisaur and waterfowls.

Drawn in Manga Studio, coloured in Photoshop.

A pidgeon preening its feathers @apsaravis

A pidgeon preening its feathers^_^

Hypsilophodon and polacanthus an old work from @apsaravis

Hypsilophodon and Polacanthus.


An old work from 2011.

Hope this info is enough but if you have any @apsaravis

Hope this info is enough, but if you have any questions, send me an e-mail, an ask, note, anything :)

A silesaurid seeks protection from tawa among a @apsaravis

A silesaurid seeks protection from Tawa among a bunch of stagonolepidids (Typothorax).

Mahakala its a fragment of a larger work but @apsaravis

Mahakala

It’s a fragment of a larger work, but somehow I don’t feel like finishing it anymore.

Back to the triassic period redondasaurus with @apsaravis

Back to the Triassic period :)

Redondasaurus with young, Coelophyses and Hesperosuchus.

A generic tyrannosaurid work in progress part @apsaravis

A generic tyrannosaurid.

Work in progress; part of a larger commissioned illustration.

Photoshop exercisesphoto studies trying to @apsaravis

Photoshop exercises/photo studies. Trying to loosen up my brushwork and learn a few things.

Why carcasses? Because they’re gross and I’m in a foul mood.

Scelidosaurus work in progress part of a larger @apsaravis

Scelidosaurus

Work in progress; part of a larger illustration.

Work in progress up camptosaurs down @apsaravis

Work in progress…

Up: camptosaurs, down: Scelidosaurus.

I don’t like drawing thyreophorans, but a commission is a commission.

These works and the ones previewed here are illustrations for a book.

Coelophysis bauri and drepanosaurus @apsaravis

Coelophysis bauri and Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus.

Done in Artrage.

Illuminated netdevil linofryna drzewkowąsa @apsaravis

Illuminated netdevil / linofryna drzewkowąsa

  • folded from 20 x 20 cm square
  • the diagram can be found in Origami Sea Life by John Montroll and Robert J. Lang
More triassic fauna this time its plateosaur @apsaravis

MORE Triassic fauna ^_^

This time it’s plateosaur watching proganochelys and aetosaurs.

Feathery integument on plateosaurs is speculative.

These are fragments of illustrations ive been @apsaravis

These are fragments of illustrations I’ve been working on for some time. How I hate painting foliage :(

Volkspirate jim apsaravis @apsaravis

volkspirate-jim:

apsaravis:

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

I find something unsettlingly odd about when feathers are put on dinosaurs prior to the late Jurassic with the evolution of proto-coelurasaurs and proto-ceratopsians where there is actual evidence of feathers on them.

so yeah I find it weirder for small predators from the Triassic and Early Jurassic to be portrayed with feathers than I find portrayals of feathered tyrannosaurids

Heterodontosaurids also had some kind of proto-feathers and they appeared around late Triassic/early Jurassic.

It’s not improbable for early theropods to have proto-feather-like integument, maybe it was more widespread than we think. I know that unless there’s solid fossil evidence, it’s all just speculation, though.

Never seen an illustration of feathered dilophosaurus, whether or not its accurate, it sure looks fantastic to see the feathers and the crests together. 

The idea isn’t new, there’s a feathered Dilophosaurus model at the Geological Museum in Warsaw, created in 1997.

You can read about it here: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/09/07/dyzio-feathered-dilophosaur/

Totallynotagentphilcoulson i find something @apsaravis

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

I find something unsettlingly odd about when feathers are put on dinosaurs prior to the late Jurassic with the evolution of proto-coelurasaurs and proto-ceratopsians where there is actual evidence of feathers on them.

so yeah I find it weirder for small predators from the Triassic and Early Jurassic to be portrayed with feathers than I find portrayals of feathered tyrannosaurids

Heterodontosaurids also had some kind of proto-feathers and they appeared around late Triassic/early Jurassic.

It’s not improbable for early theropods to have proto-feather-like integument, maybe it was more widespread than we think. I know that unless there’s solid fossil evidence, it’s all just speculation, though.

loading...