You say tomato, I say tomato – and yet we both sound completely different. Bones are bones, and yet everyone is convinced they go together in different ways, supported different tissues and were used in different ways. As an artist, it’s easy to find this frustrating. Can’t I just get the blueprints and get to work?! If Kentrosaurus looks as divergent as in the three images above, how can they claim to be scientific? I mean those are constructions by a gaming model, the Geological Museum in Warsaw and a mount in Tubingen. Err. gaming model, what’s that doing in there?
Well, the long spike is either presented as being over the shoulder or hip, and it was the first case I found of a literal compromise; smack dab in the middle. While that’s one way of dealing with the controversy I’m going to follow a different path – I’m going to reconstruct Kentrosaurus, making all these controversial decisions myself. Fortunately, I’ll be accompanied on my journey by an authority on the subject, Heinrich Mallison.
The goal is nothing less than impressive still imagery that communicates defensive behavior posited in Heinrich’s paper.
So, where where the spikes? What posture is plausible? How can I pose this guy to communicate behavior? How do i find time to actually get the work done? All this and more hopefully before the end of the month, possibly a bit beyond.