I’ve wanted to do more sculpture for a while now. In celebration of giving the thumbs up to the press, I started work on an isisaurus colberti. It’s a “small” sauropod (like the apatosaurs, brachiosaurs, and ultrasaurs of our childhoods) of a mere 18m in length. But what gets me is its weird, hyaena-like posture. It’s quite speculative — there aren’t really enough bones to confirm the body shape — but there’s some reason to believe it’s something like this.
Since I’m liable to put a howdah on top anyway, I’m not going to be overly concerned with the actual accuracy. Reproducing the weird structure here will be enough.
So I started building the armature tonight!