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The Conqueror by Xezansaur
The Conqueror
Just a character I invented. I imagined him to have a story of moral decadence like Darth Vader. This warrior enters the battlefield only when it's time to finish the job, or to retrieve specific hostages from the field. He stays on the mothership and quickly gets on the planet where the battle is going through a gravitational field that, as an elevator, brings him on the ground. His mind was corrupted by the war trauma (in which, in his last fight as a normal field soldier, he lost his real legs and his ability to breath autonomally) and mostly because of the persuasive ways of some politicians that he now serves.
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Xiuhcoatl version 2 by Xezansaur
Xiuhcoatl version 2
A second version of the costume I worked on. However, it eventually came up to be a mix between the first and this verison.
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Xiuhcoatl by Xezansaur
Xiuhcoatl
A project I worked on for a while. This is a drawing to design a costume I made. I named this character Xiuhcoatl, which is an aztec God Snake of Fire. And it also means Weapon of Destruction. Yeah.
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I am disappointed.
Those three words must have been pronounced by some other people out there that care about dinosaurs and their look to modern society. 
I admit I had still hope for this film, that gave us (or at least, me) the illusion of a changing. Some day ago, when I read the film has been dubbed for young audiences I understood this was going to be just another animated movie to entertain children. I don't know why I wasn't so scared when I saw the second trailer in which the voices were already there. Maybe I hoped it was just the trailer to attract children and force their parents to watch it.
:iconsmnt2000: 's article, that you can read here ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i… , gives more clues that feed my sadness. I actually feel like someone punched me in the stomach. And now that the movie is drowning in bad reviews, it's a real pity that it could have been a great thing just without those voices. 
Small features can modify drastically the look of anything, even the biggest thing.

EDIT:
This film is even worse than I expected. I thought it was just the voice-acting that ruined the experience, but I was so wrong. Pop music, the facial expressions (mostly eye expressions), the plot itself, the extreme antropomorphism of the characters, the way they act and interact in the envoirnment which is completely unnatural and typical of humans; it deeply disappointed me.
And it's not just that: the film itself is boring and dumb, one of those films in which you get bored and you want to do something else in the middle of the film, when you start thinking at something else and you're looking forward to ending it as soon as possible.
I am so sorry for that. I am so, so sorry.
  • Listening to: Scottish Moors Album
  • Reading: Jurassic Park (FINALLY I'M READING IT)
  • Watching: Rise of the Guardians

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Alessio Ciaffi
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Italy
I was born and I still live in Rome. I draw since I was 7 and just in 2009 I started drawing seriously, making progresses every day. I learned the technique of the shadows during the 2011's summer, thanks to a friend I knew in Dublin. Anyway, I've ever had the passion for prehistoric animals, sci-fi and stuff, so I'm looking for new ways of drawing them better.
P.S. Sorry for possible mistakes

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Sono nato e vivo a Roma. Disegno da quando avevo 7 anni, e solo nel 2009 ho cominciato a disegnare seriamente, facendo progressi ogni giorno. Ho imparato la tecnica delle ombre nell'estate 2011 grazie ad un amico che ho conosciuto a Dublino. Comunque ho sempre avuto la passione per gli animali preistorici, la fantascienza e cose del genere, cosė sto cercando nuovi modi per disegnarli meglio.
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:iconorange-eyed-serpent:
orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art. Are you planning on uploading anything else soon? :)
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Xezansaur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you :)
I've been drawing some stuff this summer, but I moved house and I don't have internet yet, nor I'm able to use the scanner :P
I'll post everything and I will continue my digital works as soon as possible ;)
Thanks again!
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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great to hear. :D I look forward to seeing the new art. :D
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :)
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Xezansaur Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend! :D
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Xezansaur Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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RogerRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is very good, Happy Birthday delayed :)
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Xezansaur Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) Hug 
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RogerRex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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