Scott Elyard Art

Scott has been an artist since his teenage years, painting with watercolor, acrylics, oils, and digital tablet styli on computer systems ranging from big iron to laptops and tiny computer phones.

He's also been a graphic designer since 1990, when he discovered a laser printer was a marvelous thing and misused it for personal publishing projects in high school. The release of Jurassic Park did things to him, and he perpetually invests in 3D animation software.

Calligraphy of the anatomical names of bones in the tyrannosaur skull.

Arguably, the two most prominent bones in the head of a Tyrannosaur are the dentary in the mandible and the jugal, just beneath the orbit where the eye resides. Sure, a case can be made for the nasal or the maxilla (from which, with the premaxilla, the top teeth erupt), but look at this image I made which proves that completely wrong.

No, in the tyrant “lizard,” the jugal and the dentary are King. And if you could separate them and weigh them, the dentary would likely be even kingier, out-kinging even the mighty jugal. But is that likely to be the case with all tyrannosaurids? All dinosaurs? All skulls? Let’s find out.

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Calligraphy of the anatomical names of bones in the tyrannosaur skull, in color.

 

Two days' work of sweating out hand-lettering to make it legible and accurate. Worth it? I think so. But I made this, so I'm perhaps biased. 

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