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About Varied / Hobbyist Renato Filipe Vidal Santos33/Male/Portugal Groups :iconpaleoartists: Paleoartists
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Eye Lines by dracontes Eye Lines :icondracontes:dracontes 5 0 Eye in the Hills by dracontes Eye in the Hills :icondracontes:dracontes 4 0 Neon Beetle Rampant by dracontes Neon Beetle Rampant :icondracontes:dracontes 4 0 Dreadnought by dracontes Dreadnought :icondracontes:dracontes 4 0 Meat-eating Goat by dracontes Meat-eating Goat :icondracontes:dracontes 15 5 Triadic Composition by dracontes Triadic Composition :icondracontes:dracontes 4 0 Spreadsheet Gasket by dracontes Spreadsheet Gasket :icondracontes:dracontes 5 0 Ramscoop Uneel Plays Dead by dracontes Ramscoop Uneel Plays Dead :icondracontes:dracontes 11 0 Volcano in Digital Ink by dracontes Volcano in Digital Ink :icondracontes:dracontes 7 0 DarwinTrain - Lunicorn by dracontes DarwinTrain - Lunicorn :icondracontes:dracontes 27 3 An Expectant Not-Eel by dracontes An Expectant Not-Eel :icondracontes:dracontes 6 3 Feloid Eye by dracontes Feloid Eye :icondracontes:dracontes 16 1 Spined Form of Hairy Foot by dracontes Spined Form of Hairy Foot :icondracontes:dracontes 7 0 A Cubist Tyrannosaur Inked by dracontes A Cubist Tyrannosaur Inked :icondracontes:dracontes 2 0 A Cubist Tyrannosaur Painted by dracontes A Cubist Tyrannosaur Painted :icondracontes:dracontes 8 7 Aspect of Deity by dracontes Aspect of Deity :icondracontes:dracontes 3 1
In my gallery you can find art ranging from scientific and SF&F illustration to abstract with a smattering of photography and writing in between. Enjoy!

Random Favourites

Rajasaurus by danieljoelnewman Rajasaurus :icondanieljoelnewman:danieljoelnewman 42 20 Spooky by danieljoelnewman Spooky :icondanieljoelnewman:danieljoelnewman 7 1 Childhood in Auca Mahuevo by tuomaskoivurinne Childhood in Auca Mahuevo :icontuomaskoivurinne:tuomaskoivurinne 51 21 Australian Lungfish, by Outlier Australian Lungfish, :iconoutlier:Outlier 68 16 Bothriolepis by Outlier Bothriolepis :iconoutlier:Outlier 53 15 Heteroscyllium colcloughi by Outlier Heteroscyllium colcloughi :iconoutlier:Outlier 5 13 Diplodocus longus by nyctopterus Diplodocus longus :iconnyctopterus:nyctopterus 69 9 Dragons Hunt by kyoht Dragons Hunt :iconkyoht:kyoht 440 92 Song Dog by kyoht Song Dog :iconkyoht:kyoht 1,543 241 Bambiraptor feinbergorum by kyoht Bambiraptor feinbergorum :iconkyoht:kyoht 270 84 Stealing the Stars by kyoht Stealing the Stars :iconkyoht:kyoht 1,098 188 Feathered Velociraptor by dustdevil Feathered Velociraptor :icondustdevil:dustdevil 125 27 Lionness 2 by dustdevil Lionness 2 :icondustdevil:dustdevil 49 17 Flying Mosasaur by dustdevil Flying Mosasaur :icondustdevil:dustdevil 429 100 Trex heads variations by dustdevil Trex heads variations :icondustdevil:dustdevil 81 29
Here are the works I've seen on dA that I found astonishing, something that tends to be not that easy.




Some more context on my Facebook profile.

It's nice to have a private place where you can bounce ideas off similarly-minded people and generally be sociable but I've come to realize, as for other Web 2.0 modes of interaction in the past, that there's a risk of that becoming all you do. So after a year or so testing the likes of Facebook and Discord as chatting platforms I've decided Skype is the chosen one (for now at least) and it seems to me that the first chat group I've joined on there has an activity level I can keep up with.

So all invites to join chats elsewhere are preemptively declined (as are for other venues like forums and sundry sites). Thank you for your comprehension.
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: Scientific Papers
  • Watching: The News
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering
  • Eating: Meals
  • Drinking: Water

Journal History


Renato Filipe Vidal Santos
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied

I am a skeptically inquiring secular humanist of a materialist and modernist bent with a lapsed Roman Catholic upbringing. Thus, for all intents and purposes, I'm a pragmatic atheist.

I tend to have a life, now in sabbatical as I prepare for job hunting, mainly in the Earth and Life Sciences areas, and, to my chagrin, I am a procrastinator. Hopefully these will be fixed in the next 100 years, though the latter is something I'm working on constantly.

Finally, I am always interested in artistic advice and if you want use my artwork here's the rules. You can also commission me. Tips via Paypal at Dracontes(at)gmail(dot)com are welcome as well.

These are my contacts:

Dracontes(at)gmail(dot)com, Dracontes(at)hotmail(dot)com, rfvs1983(at)yahoo(dot)com


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Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
dracontes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
DinoMarioZilla Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Feliz aniversário, buddy!
dracontes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
Droemar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Hey! Since you favorited some of my dino art, I thought I'd let you know I'm doing a Kickstarter for my dinosaur novel Mark of the Conifer, which is live!…
You can also see more art for it here:…
Hope to see you there!
Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I respect your decision on leaving FB chat and not here to say anything against here. I had a impression you were interested in the "No lips" paper me and some others are working on, and want to send you the paper when it comes out. What method do you think is the best way to contact you when the paper comes out?
dracontes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Much obliged for your comprehension.
I'd be interested in the English version indeed. You can email it to Dracontes(at)gmail(dot)com . Thank you for your consideration :)
andy556 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Thanks for the llama.
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the :iconllama3dplz:
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Holla! Hello!
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