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The Catcher in the Rye by Julio-Lacerda The Catcher in the Rye by Julio-Lacerda
The giant azhdarchid from Jordan, Arambourgiana, stalking you amidst a field of rye half-fern, half-horsetail alien plants.

I've never really read The Catcher in the Rye, but it sounded like a fitting title.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
and Now, forth version of my Pterosaur (with wallpaper size for download..my art is free access) in deviantart :

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Ebervalius Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muito bom!
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Eco727 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You should read the novel. I'm reading it now and it's quite brilliant.+
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, at first those ferns looked like tree and i was all like "WHOA, how much big was it?!"... Either way that guy was certainly taller than me, so, well, respect! ;)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did read the book, but I didn't like it... It might be me, though, as I dislike reading books in general, too much letters... :crazy: But this is an awesome illustration, as usual, great realism and sense of style and combination with the environment. Great job! :)
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
GOJIRA!!
No, wait...
RODAN!!

Cuz it looks like he's towering over a redwood forest ;)
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GrahamRJ Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
The book is nothing about a catcher catching anything in the rye but American teenage angst in the 1960's but still an awesome picture (and an awesome book I might add), Azhdarchids are my current favourites :)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha I knew the book's title wasn't by any means a literal referente to its content, but it did sound convenient when I looked at the picture :D
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Ugh, not the first one to guess its colour scheme was that of a saddlebill stork :(
Bah still awesome.
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PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work. ^^
Azhdarchids are awesome, right? :D
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
They are indeed ^^
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:iconelperdido1965:
Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Artwork
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:iconramul:
Ramul Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
The plants look kind of like conicerous trees. But that would really be a giant azhdarchid.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Like a Kaiju pterosaur!
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:iconramul:
Ramul Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
One of Rhodan's ancestors.
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:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to see you again! Great work ;)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stalking YOU! :rofl:

jokes aside, an amazing animal portrait, as usual! :D
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:iconpanzerraptor:
Panzerraptor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Stalk on you freaky-lookin' beast.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the perspective of the painting and scale of the plants really helps capture the size of the pterosaur! Well done as always!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, mate! :)
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sharhem Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh man you are great
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The alien plants were no doubt brought by the extraterrestrial big game hunters who wiped out the dinosaurs.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It makes perfect sense!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blub, blub....GASP! I was literally JUST starting to paint my Hatzegopteryx bust in the color scheme of the Saddle-billed stork as well! Great minds must think alike! :D
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well storks are just great analogues for giant azhdarchids, so that's predictable :D
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somebody needs to get to work on super-sizing some Ground Hornbills. They are basically tiny azhdarchids already!

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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I wish that this guy caught Holden Caulfield in the damn rye and ended him...
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Drakonial Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Heh. Literary humor.
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twomedicinefm2011 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
love it bd
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I really like the colour pattern that you selected mate! Its a giant killer giraffe-stork!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
welcome:)
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Considering that azhdarchids were like giant marabou storks, this seems like a rather horrifying, yet strangely amazing, picture. Now if you'll excuse me, I will discretely and quietly run for my life.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Make sure you make no sound!
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
*crack!* .....ooooohhhh shit.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice depiction of this rare Azhdarchid!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, my friend! :)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Saddlebill Azhdarchid!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, I knew it reminds me on something!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I always like to see new depictions of prehistoric plants; fern prairies in particular fascinate me. Until now I'd thought of them as just regular ferns with few other plants interspersed, but this is also a cool look considering that many modern ferns defy the stereotypical "beheaded palm tree" look.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was firstly going for horsetails proper, but I couldn't avoid the fern-like look that showed up somewhere along the line so consider it some kind of hypothetical cretaceous plant.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Still, there hasn't yet been an All Yesterdays plant-centered artwork. And this "ferngrass" would make a cool addition to prehistoric ecosystems.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
That was good stalker pterosaur.:)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
Sure thing!;)
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