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Molele-Mbembe by BenWootten Molele-Mbembe by BenWootten
Interior piece done for the recent Pathfinder supplement, Mystery Monsters Revisited by Paizo Publishing.
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SkyFitsJeff Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I love how you've combine existing creatures together. They all feel believable and real.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is what I like to try and do, love trying to make the fantastic look credible.
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dacasse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Great piece for a great cryptid!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
They should be  dwarf Titanosauruds. Excellent art here!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks dude!!
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
*Titanosaurids*
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) cheers
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hmm... I've heard of this one, but he doesn't get as much fan art as you would think. Mostly it's photoshopped dinos.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Was having a crack at this guy:)
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TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Good thing to! Molele, could need it.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
=P (Razz) 
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plainred Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Lol. Your tails are cool :)
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wiggly tails:)
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lurk3000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful stuff. I'm a big cryptozoology fan. Drooling over your art!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There must be some survivors of that meteor out there somewhere to explain such sightings. I'm not convinced that every single species of dinosaur, pterosaur, marine reptile, etc. died out from the blast. Maybe the large land species died out, sure but not their relatives that were as small as all the mammals that survived like the Velociraptor. And not all the sea animals that were said to have died out in the ocean. In fact, I doubt that any species every died out in the ocean at all. They live underwater. That's pretty much a guarantee for them to survive. And then those creatures would continue to evolve as they always did after the extinction into such creatures as the Mokele Mbembe.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You're right.  Not all dinosaurs died off at the end of the Cretaceous period.  They are still all around us, and we have identified over 10,000 species so far.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Birds right? :)
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Birds AND crocodiles.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Crocodiles aren't dinosaurs. There are three groups of archosaurs: Crocodiles, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs (including birds). Crocodiles, while distantly related to dinosaurs, are not dinosaurs themselves. That's a common misconception.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am afraid that while it could have possible (very slim but possible) that some dinosaurs survived the initial extinction period, that does not mean some must have survived, and there is certainly no evidence to suggest they did. We would have seen firm evidence by now if they were around, the same can be said for Bigfoot. It would be awesome if that wasn't the case but I think it is:(
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really well done! :D I like the spines and the long skinny tail! :D
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, who doesn't like to draw dinosaurs:)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Finally, the fantastic Molele-Mbembe, in the very living flesh!! :D Love the spikes. What does this guy eat? Clearly not waterfowl, lol.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently in the pathfinder setting these guys are carnivores, I prefer to think they would be a vegetarian:)
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BrynnMetheney Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous Ben! When I got my book in mail I freaked out when I saw this. Love the spikes!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Brynn, it was really cool to see your stuff in the book, really nice. Great to share a book with you:)
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NixSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Ah! Mokele-mbembe! The living dinosaur from the Likouala swamp of the Congo. Fantastic! Dinosaurs went extinct 65-million years ago? What rubbish! The theory of evolution is nothing but a lie. Dinosaurs and Man have always lived together, ever since God created our world and Adam fell from the Garden of Eden roughly 6,000 years ago. Check out the ICA STONES of Peru, dated at 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Great evidence for dinosaurs and man living and working together.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I don't know about the bible, but there must be some survivors of that meteor out there somewhere to explain such sightings. I'm not convinced that every single species of dinosaur, pterosaur, marine reptile, etc. died out from the blast. Maybe the large land species died out, sure but not their relatives that were as small as all the mammals that survived like the Velociraptor. And not all the sea animals that were said to have died out in the ocean. In fact, I doubt that any species every died out in the ocean at all. They live underwater. That's pretty much a guarantee for them to survive. And then those creatures would continue to evolve as they always did after the extinction into such creatures as the Mokele Mbembe.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am afraid that while it could have possible (very slim but possible) that some dinosaurs survived the initial extinction period, that does not mean some must have survived, and there is certainly no evidence to suggest they did. We would have seen firm evidence by now if they were around, the same can be said for Bigfoot. It would be awesome if that wasn't the case but I think it is:(
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well. There's Nessie, Champ, Ogopogo, Kongamato, and Mokele-Mbembe. Now while those don't qualify as proof, they still count as evidence. There are actually thousands of reported cases of such creatures. I even saw what appeared to me to be a pterodactyl flying above my backyard. And watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvmWOKMpFZ0
It's also important to note that the two most likely places to have those survivors, aka jungles and oceans, are also the two least explored places in this world.
Now let me also ask you this. According to the meteor theory, 70% of life died from that meteor crash including all the dinosaurs (excluding birds), as well as the pterosaurs, marine reptiles, mammal-like reptiles, and ammonites right? And the only survivors were the really small mammals, amphibians, lepidosaurs, birds, and insects putting the ocean aside right? There are a few major holes in that story.
A. There were millions upon millions of species of archosaurs, including many that were as small as those surviving mammals. The Velociraptor is a perfect example; the size of a cat. It would've survived. The Rhamphorhynchus probably around the size of a pidgeon or dove. It would've survived.
B. The ocean was probably scathed very little by any mass extinction in history. If you can breathe underwater, like the Ammonites, you pretty much guaranteed to survive something like the meteor that hit LAND. And if you live in the water but have lungs, not gills, like the marine reptiles, then you still have a pretty good chance of surviving because there are plenty of underwater caves you could get your air from without exposing yourself to the smoke above the water.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am going to have to disagree here:)
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:iconnixseraph:
NixSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
You are most certainly entitled to that opinion, but what I've said is the truth. God bless!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is also an opinion, and you are entitled to it as I am mine:)
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:iconjoeisbadass:
joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna have to agree with you Ben.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nevermind. My opinion is different from yours.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The legendary sauropod of the congo.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Like the spikes. Reminds me of Augustinia.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Has that feel to it:)
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dsivis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
BEST CRYPTID!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
reminds me of an early sauropod, but with bigger spikes and smaller i think.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is the feel I was after.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
cool then. :)
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MBPanther Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw these are one of my favorite unknown creatures!!!! I love the spines on this guy.
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