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Archaeopteryx (the fire breathing kind) by Octochimp Designs

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97% of palaeontologists believe that the archaeopteryx probably did not actually breath fire, regardless of how much it looked like a dragon.

99% of artists believe that palaeontologists are almost certainly no fun at parties.

76% of all statistics are completely made up.

image notes: hand inked. colour work in gimp. drawing based on the below fossil of the archaeopteryx.
Seriously, how’s this for a transition species. I love this fossil.


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  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    awesome dude! :)

  • thanks :) I do like the way it ended up looking. I’m just not sure about the decision to use straight lines around the outside. It’s not really clear that they were feathers.

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago


  • thanks very much.

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentover 4 years ago

    Prove it didn’t!!

  • Yeh! exactly. While it seems unlikely any species ever breathed fire, it did also occur to me that it would be pretty hard to find fossil evidence that would indicate either way.

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterover 4 years ago

    Very cool mate!

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterover 4 years ago

    Wrong word, HOT!

  • hehehe, thanks very much buddy.

    – Octochimp Designs

    LEGIONXIIIIover 4 years ago


  • :] thanks very much.

    – Octochimp Designs

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    brilliant tee design

  • Oh, that’s great ! :) thanks very much.

    – Octochimp Designs

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