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Here is a new artwork for my paleoart series. This my second work of Hesperornis art. I have again used the more duck-like coat of feathers that I made for the last one simply because I think it is more visually interesting.
Hesperornis was an aquatic bird that lived at the time of the dinosaurs. Unlike modern birds, it had teeth in addition to a beak. Its name means "western bird"
The usual disclaimer about my paleoart: When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible, I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images. Scientific accuracy comes second.
Note: this work uses purchased content. The bird was posed using Poser 6 and was then impported into Vue 9 where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in vue and took about 12 hours on an Intel I5 2.8GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.