Happy 2015 everyone! I'm back in the game. I know everyone is relieved.
Nothing fancy here, just still working on taking out lines and making them into shapes. Coelophysis was for most of the past century lauded as the first dinosaur (as far as dinosaurs get lauded, you know, maybe one parade or so if they're lucky, otherwise just a scientific journal article that no one reads. Well, I don't read them anyway, because I'm not paying for those science paywall sites. Whose idea was those?)
Other dinosaurs have been discovered in the recent Dinosaur Renaissance 2: Hyperbole with a Vengeance that predated Coelophysis by several tens of millions of years, but for all intents and purposes, Coelophysis is the most famous and first dinosaur. It's kind of cool to trace the evolution of dinosaurs from this basic shape - the basal theropods like Coelophysis were at the evolutionary root of every dinosaur to come - from T-Rex to the sauropods to Triceratops. It also managed to beat out several other mammals, archosaurs, and weird mammal-reptile hybrids that didn't go anywhere in a very contentious time period in the early Mesozoic era, so it must have been doing something right.
Anyway, I'd write reams more but I'll save it for another time. Just wanted everyone to know I was alive.