Sunday, August 10, 2008
Well, I must really like Effigia, because I keep drawing the damn thing. There's a reason for that, though. Effigia okeefae is one of the creatures in the ensuing Archosauria art show. Thus, this newest draft. It is measured, and superficially similar to the last attempt, but one striking difference does present itself: integument. Effigia is usually drawn with fairly smooth skin, much like a dinosaur. Of course, the little beastie is a crurotarsian (a poposaur, in fact, close to Arizonasaurus), so I would expect it to be covered in scales and scutes. I don't think that the type specimen had any bony scutes or armor plating, but that doesn't rule out lighter keratinous scutes.
So tell me what you think, dear readers. I may have gone a little overboard with the scutes 'n' scales (it was an irritating process).