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Dromaeosaur by bensen-daniel Dromaeosaur by bensen-daniel
This is the dromaeosaur from Hell Creek, based on Dromaeosaurus albertensis (itself poorly-known) and
:icontomozaurus:'s picture here [link]
So the actual shape and proportions are a little eh.
The main reason I did this picture was to get a basic picture of the shape of the animal, with all the feathers in the right place. Did I GET them all in the right places?
Also, what about that background? Would white be better?
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Done while listening to: When Jane Comes Marching Home
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twomedicinefm2011 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
without a name for this theropod dinosaur, i'll call it the "Hell Creek Dromaeosaur"
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Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Seems fine to me. Does it have feathers all along the snout, with no naked skin/scales?
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Yes it does, like Dave.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I donīt remember NGMC 91 preserving feathers up to the very tip of the snout, as far I can tell they cover most of the skull but not the last 1/3 of it.

That said - I dont think thereīs anything wrong in depicting deinonychosaurs with completely feathered heads, since they lacked a rhamphotheca this is perfectly plausible...
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Huh. I seem to remember someone telling me NGMC 91's snout was completely feathered. What was the last 1/3 covered with? scales or naked skin?
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Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It doesnīt preserve any kind of integument at all at the very tip, so it could have had either naked skin or tiny scales.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
thanks. Noted.
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Evenape Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a great job IMO, very bird-like :D
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
thanks
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Evenape Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you are very welcome :D
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MattMart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Did I GET them all in the right places?"
Far as I can see!

@Dracontes Sinornithosaurus has rather loosely vaned, ratite-like primaries lacking barbules so I see no issue there. Rigidly vaned feathers tend to need a lot of maintenance so it seems like barbules may be easy to lose.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
So maybe I should make the arms a little more shaggy?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah I think it looks fine. They still have rachides after all (in fact some flightless birds have pretty hefty rachides in their wing feathers). Whether or not the wing feathers in any given dromie were ostrich like, kakapo like, kiwi like, secretary bird like etc. is unknown, so do what you reckon looks the best :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
roger
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
weeelll, I'm not sure about secretarybirds as an analogue - they can fly pretty well.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Really cool picture, but IMHO the background is drowning it...
Dromaeosaurus doesn't get as much interest as it should. It seems very atypical for its group - almost as if it's trying to mimic tyrannosaurs...
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Okay about the background. I'll put in something simpler, but I am getting increasingly allergic to plain white.

As for dromaeosaur behavior---I need to do more research but I have read things about how unusually large and robust its head was. I definitely need to learn more about its behavior, since I need to describe this thing moving around and hunting in my book.
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dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice and birdy :)
The feathers on the arms could be a bit more defined and I feel that the wrist is too folded.

Definitely go for a more solid background (doesn't need to be white) or a simple gradient: the swirling texture is fairly distracting from the image's main subject.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
oh that hand folding thing is very useful. I'll make sure I comply with it.
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dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to be of assistance :)
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