Brian Engh: Stomp time!

September 16, 2013

FutalognkosaurusStompingWebBecause “here’s that Brian Engh sketch of a sauropod literally stomping the guts out of a theropod you ordered” was a bit ungainly for a post title.

Here we have Futalognkosaurus sporting some speculative soft tissues, smooshing some very non-speculative soft tissues out of SeriouslywhogivesacrapwhatitisImjustgladitsdyingvenator. If you just look at the theropod’s face and not the…other stuff, you can imagine that maybe it is laughing. “Oh, ha-ha, you found my tickle spot! Hahaha, stop it! HAHAHA TOO MUCH AAIIIIEEEE–” Schploorrchtbp!!

Futalognkosaurus is clearly saying, “…and I thought they smelled bad on the outside.”

Brian drew this just because we’ve been living up to our mandate lately and posting pictures of sauropod vertebrae. So clearly we gotta do more of that.

For more posts with Brian’s art, go here.

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13 Responses to “Brian Engh: Stomp time!”

  1. Andrea Cau Says:

    Nice, but I don’t see the open mouth of the screaming pterosaurs and the erupting volcano.

  2. Bryan Riolo Says:

    Nice pic.

  3. Mike Taylor Says:

    Rockin’. This is of course not the first or even second time we’ve featured the Sauropods Stomping Theropods theme on this site, but it’s great to finally see a piece in which the theropod is getting utterly trashed rather than merely squished.

  4. grey griffon Says:

    thanks for the post Matt… although i realize now in my hasty attempt to push the perspective a bit i think I kinda goofed up the proportions of the sauropod leg squashing the would-be predator. sorry about that. i’ll fix it later if i ever color this or do a properly detailed version…

  5. ncmncm Says:

    Is that a Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia, some 20 Ma ahead of its time? How did it get from Appalachia to the western fragment of Gondwana? Are you proposing that Futalognkosaurus survived to the end of the Cretaceous and developed a seafaring culture?

  6. Matt Wedel Says:

    although i realize now in my hasty attempt to push the perspective a bit i think I kinda goofed up the proportions of the sauropod leg squashing the would-be predator. sorry about that.

    FWIW, it looks fine to me. Forced perspective covers a multitude of sins.

    Is that a Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia, some 20 Ma ahead of its time?

    Did Metasequoia spring forth fully-formed from the forehead of Zeus? Did it possibly evolve from a similar-looking ancestor? Have two trees ever converged in morphology before?

    Are you proposing that Futalognkosaurus survived to the end of the Cretaceous and developed a seafaring culture?

    Yes. Lognkosaurs were the arks and carriers, intelligent dromaeosaurs were the crew, other taxa served as landing craft and so on. The sea battles between different cultures were epic.


  7. “Is that a Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia, some 20 Ma ahead of its time?”

    no. i did not do any research and there is no deeper meaning. this is just a picture of a titanosaur completely smashing a theropod. HARD.

    araucaria can look roughly like that anyway.

  8. William Miller Says:

    Very cool!

    I like the other theropod departing hastily, too.

    Are those external ears, or just display crests, on Futalognkosaurus?

  9. engh Says:

    thanks. i was thinking they were flappy display structures when i drew them. something like a cobra’s hood.

  10. Jamie Stearns Says:

    The only big theropod in the Portozuelo Formation is Megaraptor, so that’s probably what the mystery theropods represent.

    And the most fanboyishly-named theropod getting smashed by a nigh-unpronounceable “helpless prey item” is epic.

  11. Nathan Myers Says:

    No offense intended. I just wanted to write “and developed a sea-faring culture”. We have so few opportunities to use that expression.


  12. oh man if those are megaraptor then they are really poorly drawn! seems like megaraptor was pretty gracile and possibly better set up for tackling fish than the largest sauropods that ever stomped the continents… when i was drawing them i was thinking they were some kind of charcharodontosaur, because those guys seem to be the go to large carnivore for cretaceous western south america, and i figured it was pretty likely there was some representative of that group roaming around the same geographic and chronologic range as Futolognkos (Mapusaurus or their ilk maybe?)

    … but if that’s an impossibility we can settle for calling them poorly drawn megaraptors.


  13. […] lots of atmospheric classic paintings. Sure, there’s a theropod getting his guts rearranged, which I’m always up for, but that’s literally just a sidelight (or sidedark?) in this epic image. In short, I’m […]


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