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Dinosaurs vs. Beasts by arvalis Dinosaurs vs. Beasts by arvalis
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to do art for Dinosaurs vs. Beasts early this year for Scholastic by way of Becker&Mayer! book producers. I was tasked with doing 22 different prehistoric critters, many of which I had never drawn before under a pretty tight deadline. It was extremely difficult to get everyone done in time and I had to paint up 11 of them in a week. It was such a satisfying project that I learned a ton from. I assembled the bunch into a big group shot so I don't clutter your watch feed with 22 deviations. I hope you guys get a kick out this, its one of the biggest projects I've taken on and I'm pretty proud of the result.

Each Animal Included
Arctodus
Argentavis
Castoroides
Cave Lion
Ceratosaurus
Deinonychus
Deinosuchus
Dilophosaurus
Dire Wolves
Eusmilus
Giganotosaurus
Glyptodon
Liopleurodon
Mammoth
Megalania
Megalodon
Quetzalcoatlus
Smilodon
Spinosaurus
Stegosaurus
Tyrannosaurs rex
Woolly Rhino

All art here is ©becker&mayer!

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:iconninjaloose:
ninjaloose Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Have you been playing ARK? haha I have been recently, and it's like the whole family is here :)
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very-average-artist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  New Deviant
Wow, amazing. Would you happen to be selling prints of this work?
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Bepis-Lo-fi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
the baby megolodon died 2 seconds after taking this picture 1 like= 1 prayer
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XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Why don't you just call it 'Prehistoric Beasts' , i think thats a much more fitting name 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
I didn't come up with the name :/
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:iconxenoteeth3:
XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Who did?
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:iconmigarataurus:
MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The publishers of the book.
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:iconxenoteeth3:
XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
IdiotsFreddy Facepalm Chat Icon 
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:iconmigarataurus:
MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.
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WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this art
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:iconunagitakanashi:
UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017   Artist
So what's your favorite dinosaur? Mine is carnotaurus
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Mine is T. rex
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:iconunagitakanashi:
UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017   Artist
i remember when i thought carnotaurus was as big as trex thanks to that Disney movie lol
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:iconartapon:
Artapon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist
Impressive
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RavinWood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
this is so bad ass but uh... acording to my calculations the human siluwet is to big
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
The human silhouette looks correct to me.
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RavinWood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
well a t rex is 15 feet at the sholder but mesuring the human against it that rex is only about 10 feet or so if thats a 6 foot tall human. and megalania was as long as a buss. this 1 is a little longer than a van. and the dier wolves r the size of germen sheperts here. also i am miledly suprised u didnt add a titanna bowa or a coolasukus. then again this pick is pretty packed so i can see why ued have to leve some out
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arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Not real sure where you're getting your information from but its incorrect. T. rex is at its absolutely maximum is 13 feet at the hip. Also realize that not all T. rex are that big, many are only 33-36 feet long unlike the massive sue who is 43 feet long. Megalania should be about 25 feet long, no where near the 45 feet long of a bus. Those dire wolves are correct, dire wolves are only marginally bigger than a modern wolf. Many dog breeds are much larger than dire wolves.
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RavinWood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
realy.... huh i heard dire wolves were more like the size of the "ware wolves" (gage) from twilight. and the bus compareson on Megs was from a documentry i saw 2 mounth ago. they must have fuged the numbers. also i this the 15 foot on the rex was after they calculated for flesh and not just bone hight eather way. i see wat ur talking about.
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VikasRao Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Amazing work OMG 
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LogiTeeka Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In a weird way, dragons, unicorns, basilisks, rocs, Loch Ness monsters, sasquatches and other such creatures really did exist in Earth's long-forgotten past.
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Zhombah Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unicorns still exist, if you count Indian rhinos ;) (Wink)  cincinnatizoo.org/wp-content/u…
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LogiTeeka Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I can see the resemblance. Rhinos are related to horses, after all.

Though the creature I was thinking of was an extinct species of deer that had a long, pointed horn and a long tail. I forget the name but its similarity to the original description of a unicorn is quite uncanny.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Now throw an unarmed human in there.

RIP human
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Silversname Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing. I am impressed Oh Noes! 
Cool work :D (Big Grin)  
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Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   General Artist
14 beasts vs 8 dinosaurs, dinosasurs have the argent on their side cuz birbs 
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
How the hell did I miss this!
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Nice collections of prehistoric creatures!
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animalman57 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Where is the rex's feathers. The image still looks awesome, but just wondering.
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! This is among the most awesome things I've ever seen. 
Headbang! 
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:yay:  Dude! This is just as cool as your realistic Pokemon group art! I like seeing different creatures and/or characters together in one big picture with their sizes scaled in it. I also like seeing humans scaled with them too (making it easier to tell how different their sizes are compared to us if you count animals in reality along with the extinct ones).
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CasparySmith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Whoa! That's something epic!
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:iconpaleosir:
paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dayum I just zoomed in on Lio's jaws and they are scary....
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KallyToonsStudios Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Where to get that book?
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:iconpaleosir:
paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a poster
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ThatCoelurosaur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least they lit you put some kind of filaments on the smaller theropods. I know I would have given feathers to both T. rex and Giga. Either they got feathers, or you have no artist.
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Horseturtle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Rawr
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samgadams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Damn!! This is some amazing work. Congrats! 
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themonsteriszero Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Love that T.rex; it's weird seeing such an archaic interpretation come from the same person who has done what is arguably the most iconic and definitive feathered Tyrannosaur. It's like the "Definitive 20th Century Tyrannosaurs". 
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JuliusAnudasson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please can you do a prehistoric mammal sheet as well... With Maybe Dimetrodon and Gorgonopsida?
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SpinosKing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is... Wow!
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:iconzcmasters:
ZCmasters Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
So this is a book, if it is Yes, finally a book with an up to date, realistic spinosaurus
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:iconsekley:
Sekley Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
It's a poster for scholastic.
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:iconkaiserwolf:
kaiserwolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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:iconsebzzome:
SebzZome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, Arvalis, will you ever be making realistic Xerneas?
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:icontronovan:
tronovan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too cool!
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Im Zooming in and I can't believe the amount of work it took to make this...
Holy shit...
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
It's a shame that the publisher didn't want a feathered Tyrannosaurus, but this is still a phenomenal piece. Is there any way of getting this in poster form? 
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Crowford210 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student Artist
I would've quit my offer if they didn't let me feather the Rex 
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