|©Alain Beneteau (http://dustdevil.deviantart.com/)|
|©Alain Beneteau |
|©Craig Brown (www.brownosaurus.com)|
From the artist about this drawing:
"Just a few notes about my choices for the crest design
I made it larger than what the fossil evidence suggests perhaps to indicate that he is a matriarch and his large crest is part of the dominance he might exhibit. Artistically, I wanted it to stand out visually.
Who is to say that the specimen [only one to date I think] is showcasing the full extant of the what that display hardware became. As the fossil is the boney core, one might guess how much of the living horny sheath may have developed to.
The crest halves emerge for the brow and may[likely] have met in the middle or maintained a gap. I chose a gap for design reasons. Literally hundreds of variations would have existed in life at any rate.
An oversight on my part not to at least indicate some kind of colouring display even though this painting was a monochrome of green and paynes grey."
|©John Conway (http://www.pterus.net/)|
John Conway's Cryolophosaurus head demands a brief note as well. Here we see a back view of the head and crest. It is clear that this crest has some coloration to it like the first piece from Beneteau, but it is also scalloped like the crest displayed in Craig Brown's artwork. There are no feathered qualities to this head either and the muzzle actually appears dog-like at this angle. In all honesty the eyes appear sad in this version as well and we can see that this animal has fairly large holes for his ears. It's a very nice illustration.