This is a scene I've wanted to recreate for a long time, the inspiration being the Dinotopia books themselves, and one particular illustration in one of them.
About this creation
On the forgotten continent of Dinotopia, a joyous procession rambles through the streets of Waterfall City, attracting much attention.
Visitors from another city have arrived and are greeted with excitement, enthusiasm, and much celebration.
A pair of riders, one seated on a triceratops and one astride a velociraptor are first to enter through the arhed entryway.
A welcoming parade with musicians, flower girls, and happy citizens come to meet them.
Others watch with a mixture of curiosity and excitement, crowding around to see the spectacle.
Meanwhile, other people throng the popular Temple of Time and some appear to be walking in the grounds outside the city.
The Dinotopian Temple of Time houses the largest working helicoid geochronograph in all of Dinotopia. The mechanism, which runs on a sunstone, is the Dinotopian form of a clock, interpreting time as an endless spiral measurable by certain recurring events such as the sunrise or the annual hatching season for Tyrannosaurs. Smaller, handheld versions are available, but this is by far the most accurate and comprehensive one in Dinotopia. Click here to see it at work.
What is this? Looks like all is not well in Dinotopia...