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About Varied / Hobbyist Renato Filipe Vidal Santos33/Male/Portugal Groups :iconpaleoartists: Paleoartists
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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!

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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

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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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