My Baby Triceratops sculpture

Hi!!

This is my little scultpure of a baby triceratops, I researched this species thoroughly to make it as anatomically correct as I could, I made it using epoxy putty. My goal was to represent (both in sculpture and paint) a keratin cover on the horns, face and crest, this is strongly suggested by the actual fossil skull textures, keratin is a hard translusent shell like our fingernails, it is usually colorful in the animal kingdom and it is believed by paleontologists that this animal used its keratinized crest to display bright colors to attract other triceratops to mate and for species recognition, so I tried some daring colour schemes. The little creature meassures 16 cm long, then I made a wood base with rocky terrain for final display. 

I hope you like it. 







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