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Dragon Feathers - Velociraptor by kyoht Dragon Feathers - Velociraptor by kyoht
9x12 acrylic painting of Velociraptor mongoliensis. Last painting I could squeeze in before all hell breaks loose this coming week (I'm gonna be busy, busy, busy). I'll be back in October!

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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! This is 2004!? This is incredibly progressive for 2004! This is like 2007!! Gross!    www.google.com/search?q=zoo+ty…
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
fantastic job :)
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ImpirrenRyRy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Wow, pretty progressive for 2004, in terms of feathers and such. Although we do now think they had even MORE feathers than this.
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:iconprocrastinatingstill:
Wow! This was made back in '04? Brilliant! I've always liked the idea of headcrests on raptors.
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trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
The fact that such a scientifically accurate animal was drawn back in 2004 is quite impressive. Head is a bit bare, but the "wings" are actually proper, which is both rare, and kinda sad when you consider how few people get it right.
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I always wonder... If Dinosaurs had Feathers... Did they take Dust Baths? If so, what would a 7 ton Tyrannosaurus look like trying to fluff itself in a dust bowl? XD
Love your Dinos so hard core <3
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done..
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Cockleduster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Writer
One thing.....It couldn't of had a bill or wings. It was still a dinosaur.
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sory man, but I think Microraptor would disagree with that sentiment: [link] [link]
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Writer
It did had feathers on the arms as evidence shows us. Also note that these are the closest relatives of the linage that led to birds, and evolved from volant ancestors, so logically they had wing feathers.

Still agree on the beak though
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Good job making this as accurate as possible - a lot of people try to draw V. mongoliensis, and end up with D. antirrhopus, the raptor from Jurassic Park. They don't make the top of the upper jaw low enough, they make it too large, ugh... it's a nightmare.

This, however, is quite well done, and an accurate (to my knowledge) representation of a great (if small) predator. Good job.
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justinworld21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Btw, your pic is featured in an About.com article - [link]
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Cockleduster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008   Writer
I think that dromaeosaurs may have had feathers, but I doubt that they were to this extent. Feathery down may be more accurate. Beautifull work though.
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Vandomfan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Good job, though i disagree on the feathers.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Writer
It is irrelevant whereas you disagree, because it has been scientifically proven quite some time now.
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justinworld21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
You're gonna disagree on a lot of what actually makes up these "raptors". Those VRs from Jurassic Park are non-existent, period. In fact, they were modeled from the larger Deinonchyus!
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Vandomfan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
yeah, i know that. However, i also disagree on how some say they are the ancestors to the birds. I am a big dinobuff and i do not believe the scientific consensus is right this time , as i am not an evolutionist
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:iconprocrastinatingstill:
Doesn't matter. Fact is fact. How do you explain the quill knobs?
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d3p3ch3mod3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
I love the fact that there are actually people who appreciate the real fossilized skeletons of them more than the Jurassic Park concept drawings, which were fictional movie monsters. I thought the skulls looked much cooler than the ones in the movie.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
I'm not usually a fan of dinosaurs being drawn in this style as it often leads to overly-cute adults, but your dromaeosaurs are just too beautiful to ignore (especially this velociraptor).
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Writer
Dinosaurs are animals; they weren't meant to be aestheically pleasing to people or "cool"
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JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
"they weren't meant to be aestheically pleasing to people or "cool""

I never said that they were.
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Scarlo-hara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
I like the fact you gave it little wings!
a little too much like dodo wings though...
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Ive a lot of respect for your work.

Spike.
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OwossoHarpist Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your artwork. Especially the way you dressed up that dinosaur! :thumbsup:
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madonnawayne Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Wow. Feathers on a VR.

I've thought about it - You're the first person ever to draw it that I've seen though. Most [non-nerdy] people never want to think it I suppose because they want to retain the idea that VR's were red, scaly, and 6-feet-tall (or whatever they were in that certain occasionally innacurate dinosaur film.)
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JD-man Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
To answer both you & TNHawke, while it's only recently been proven that velociraptor was feathered ([link]), it was the discovery of Dave, "the fuzzy raptor" ([link]), that gave us reason to believe that velociraptor, & all other dromaeosaurs for that matter, were feathered.
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TNHawke Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Feathers on velociraptor? I know I'm behind on my 'current theories' of dinosaurdom, but this is very new to me. Or is it something you came up with?
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Gozer-The-Destroyor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
It's been speculated upon for years that dromaeosaurids like velociraptor may have been feathered, but only recently was it confirmed when paleontologists observed under-developed primary feather attachment points on their forearm bones, proving it not only had feathers, but also (flightless) wings.

For over a decade, scientists have been unearthing dinosaur remains with feather imprints surrounding the skeleton, most commonly in places like the Liaoning Province in China.

Plus, if you want to get even more technical, it's always been suspected that certain dinosaurs had birdlike feathers, based on their anatomical similarities to birds. In fact, one of the first dinosaur theories that was shot down in an instant was that the first trackways of theropod ever examined was thought to have been left by... giant birds.

Feathered dinosaurs have to be one of the greatest advancements we've made in paleontology, albeit something that's still widely ignored by movie makers and the general public, who don't want to let go of their idea that dinosaurs were humongous lizards.
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thanks for the info. I'm familiar with archaeopteryx (which is now generally accepted to be a full bird) and the blatant hoax that was archaeoraptor.

Pulled this from Wiki (because it's convenient)

The Archaeoraptor Hoax
Dated at 120 millions of years
Hoax
Hind quarters of a micro raptor, (a dinosaur ) were connected to a bird fossil.
The Archaeoraptor hoax exposed the existence of a fake fossil business in China. It got started because complete fossils bring in more money than partial ones. This discovery has not shut down the operation, and so any fossils from China not proven to be other wise, could be assumed to be a product of the hoaxers. It should be noted that the most of the recent feathered dinosaurs are all form China, and there for suspect. It must, however, in all fairness be pointed out that the hoax was revealed by evolutionists within 3 months, indicating some quality control is applied.
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dashfox1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
six foot turkey may not be as off as they though
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katakhonsu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
SO awesome.
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chibilainen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Oh glee ^__^ I lurve dinosaurs, and it's interesting to see how the view of them is constantly changing and improving... I like your recent-stylish, feathery Velociraptor, and you drew it so prettily, too :heart: It's in for a fave...
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow! I simply love your theropod artwork, being a great lover of dinosaurs. I wish I could draw like that.
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Alquicira Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004
:O no...
nooo....
It is amazin!!! :clap:
Woowww... You have magic hands!
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Taiia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004
Admirably detailed work. Neatly chosen warm colour tones, right precise shading. More than well done.

Best regards :hug:.
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rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
looks good
i always like how you do textures
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shani-hyena Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
whoo! raptor with feathers X3 just the way i imagine them
this is a very awesomely pic! *wuvs* <3
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v-boy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
Wow, this is so cool.:-)
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eerin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
I love the upper part of this, while the lower part seems a bit strange, I don't know how to explain, maybe it's the proportions of the leg, I have no idea...
I only have one question: wouldn't the wings feather somehow create difficulties to the velociraptor while hunting?
I sincerely draw them too, but I've always been wondering that...
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killerkitty159 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Student Photographer
wow, that's really good. I like the details and the pose, Great job! wow, keep it up! ^^
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaay more raptors i need to fave thiz
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tony16 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
fuck ur work is good

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SilentRavyn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004   Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful. amazing detail
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AutumnClover Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, awesome artwork! I like the detail in the feathers and such. Second, Velociraptors are one of my favorite dinosaurs, ever since I saw Jerasic Park. lol My dad used to be in a paloetology job and dug up things like these kind of dinosaurs. So I have had a chance to know alot about this kind of dino and others as well. love the way you drew him, it defanately can be considered master art in the dino catorgory.
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Starlett Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
wow the feathers are amazing!
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KaxantheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Awesome detail.
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WraithGod Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
Wow!

I'm a dinosaur nut, but I've never been a fan of the feathered dromaeosaurs, mainly because the feathers on the underarms are evolutionary devices for flight...

But you make them look so damned good. ^^ :+fav:
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kyoht Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Dromaeosaurids evolved from flying ancestors (read "Dinosaurs of the Air - Evolution and Loss of Flight in Birds and Dinosaurs" by Greg S. Paul). Therefore, like ground birds of today, they would probably retain feathers for display.
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WraithGod Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Smart person, you. I'll definitely read that book, if I can find it. I'd never heard that, always been under the impression that they evolved from the allosaurs of the Jurassic...
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