palaeo, painting, sauropods, mesozoic, china, mamenchisaurus, long necks, mark hallett

Crossing the Flats

This painting is a re-imagining of a classic work by Mark Hallett, of Mamenchisaurus"Crossing the Flats" – that graces the cover of Dinosaurs Past and Present: Volume I.

Mark's work is long and flat, fitting for the great mamenchisaur with its unbelievably long neck held horizontally, which was the thinking at the time. We're now swinging around to a more vertical neck pose for these animals, perhaps surprisingly so, and it got me to wondering what such a painting would look like now. So here it is.

Based largely on a skeletal by Scott Hartman.

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