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The pinquin-duck in the wild by JWArtwork The pinquin-duck in the wild by JWArtwork
Swimming in the cold fjords near the coast of the island of Scandinavia we are watching the deep blue water. This is the deeper area, where the biggest inhabitants of the fjords live. At once we see a shadow in the deep. Then we see that what is coming towards us is not dangerous. The shape, which is like a cross between a goose and a plesiosaur, gives away its identity: a pinquin-duck.

Here we are seeing Elasmornis scandinaviensis, a pinquin-duck (no that was not a typo, I know how to spell penguin) or pinqun-eend in Dutch. It is distantly related to the bigger Meganatus macrocolumnis [link] , but belongs to a different family. Instead its teeth are too small to be visible from the outside, the beak doesn't have the long beak and hook which is classical for Meganathus, but a more duck-like head. Neither has it got such a big sternum and bony knobs on its wings. Instead its pygostyle is reduced and the number of tail-vertebra has increased, giving it a small tail. Besides, it is much more streamlined and its backlegs are also transformed into flippers. It is therefore unable to board the land. It doesn't need to: it lives in fjords connected to the sea and in the waters around Scandinavia (the island).

But the biggest difference is the size. While not six meters, like Meganathus, with 1.5 meters as an average lenght, Elasmornis is still quite big for a bird. This means Elasmornis, rather than Meganathus, does have to be wary of crocoracoons [link] , although it is able to outswim those in most cases.

Elasmornis lives and thrives on coastal areas of the island of Scandinavia, some 125 million years from now (Early-Palalom).

This preconstruction was made in Sculptris.

P.S. If you like this, become a member (request is automatically approved) of the Neozoic-Project-group, to see more of this appear in the future, or even design your own Neozoic creatures and submit to the group! :) [link]
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wwwow :omfg:!! Its a MEGACOOL artwork
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you think so! :D I made it in Sculptris, which is for free: [link] Maybe you'd like to try it! ;)
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Hmm, maybe happen to use this editor. Thanks for the link.=)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, my friend! :D It might be a little confusing at first, but if you continue to try, I will soon prove to a very easy programme to use! ;p
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I once tried to learn 3D in 3DMax studio.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And:? Did it work out the way you wanted it to:?
Is that programme actually for free:?
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
The program is good, most of the 3d-artists in the world is using the 3ds Max.
It seems to be something you can to get the full licensed a "student " free version, but it is forbidden to use it for commercial purposes.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I have the "student" free version from Maya, but I don't get how to use it... =/
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Traume7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why aren't these real?
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they might become real once, in the future, but they are not yet extant. ;)
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