assuming-dinosaur:

A̷ͧ͛̏͘L̵ͤ̇͋̅̃̚͘L͊̈ͪ̋̒̽̅͛҉͘͝ ̇͊̔̐ͨ̊͗͞͏H̛̛ͮ͆́Aͨ̐͋͑Ḯ̈́̌͂̍L̸͗ͤ͢ ̛̂͛ͣ͊̑̑҉Ť͐̓̈́ͩ̽͡Ḧ̵́̄͂͗E̢̓̎ ́̑̋̆̆͟͞M̷̽̈͌ͣI̧ͪͯ͋͑͏Ḡ͗͒͂̄̕H̷̃ͦ̇͘͘T̨̽ͨ̈ͦ̚̚Ȳ̈̒̓ͥ̚̕ ̷̨̿ͨ̈́ͭ͜Gͧ͜L̸̇ͦͫͬ͝͡O͐ͦ̈́̀͘͢W̢̿ͯ́ ̡́̓̒ͬ̔̾ͩͨ͜͠R̷̨ͮ̾̀͌ͯ̾ͯͬA͆ͫ̑ͩP͗͏T̨̄͐̓ͥ͋͒ͦ͢O̓̇̐ͦ̿͗ͤͤ͏̛Řͤͧ̏̔͌ͬ̍͜

assuming-dinosaur:

A̷ͧ͛̏͘L̵ͤ̇͋̅̃̚͘L͊̈ͪ̋̒̽̅͛҉͘͝ ̇͊̔̐ͨ̊͗͞͏H̛̛ͮ͆́Aͨ̐͋͑Ḯ̈́̌͂̍L̸͗ͤ͢ ̛̂͛ͣ͊̑̑҉Ť͐̓̈́ͩ̽͡Ḧ̵́̄͂͗E̢̓̎ ́̑̋̆̆͟͞M̷̽̈͌ͣI̧ͪͯ͋͑͏Ḡ͗͒͂̄̕H̷̃ͦ̇͘͘T̨̽ͨ̈ͦ̚̚Ȳ̈̒̓ͥ̚̕ ̷̨̿ͨ̈́ͭ͜Gͧ͜L̸̇ͦͫͬ͝͡O͐ͦ̈́̀͘͢W̢̿ͯ́ ̡́̓̒ͬ̔̾ͩͨ͜͠R̷̨ͮ̾̀͌ͯ̾ͯͬA͆ͫ̑ͩP͗͏T̨̄͐̓ͥ͋͒ͦ͢O̓̇̐ͦ̿͗ͤͤ͏̛Řͤͧ̏̔͌ͬ̍͜

(Source: artisticthingem)

tragopan:

A sketch I drew a while ago, but it was just laying around on my hard drive being useless so I decided to upload it here. Why not?
A medium-size deinonychosaur watches from behind a log as a Changyuraptor hides its chicks under its wings.

tragopan:

A sketch I drew a while ago, but it was just laying around on my hard drive being useless so I decided to upload it here. Why not?

A medium-size deinonychosaur watches from behind a log as a Changyuraptor hides its chicks under its wings.

ewilloughby:

Diagnostic anatomical reconstruction of Deinonychus antirrhopus, intended loosely for Wikipedia but also as an experimental piece to show pretty much exactly how I believe this animal looked in life.
This was largely inspired by an interesting Facebook discussion with paleoartist Julius Csotonyi about arm-folding in paravian dinosaurs. It occurred to me that people seldom reconstruct paravians, particularly dromaeosaurs, with their arms folded in a reasonable and accurate way. Julius made the fair the point that these animals probably didn’t carry their arms out in front of the body, as is so often depicted (in skeletals and otherwise — it makes sense in skeletals, to adequately show the hand and arm anatomy), because such an awkward orientation would leave the hand and arm feathers open to damage and breakage. But they also can’t fold them tightly against the breast or back like birds do, because they lack the mobility to do so.
So how did Deinonychus normally carry its arms? Senter’s 2006 paper on forelimb function in Deinonychus and Bambiraptor shows that the humerus couldn’t rotate much past the horizontal with respect to the scapula. In addition, Sullivan et al. 2010 — winningly translated to layman coherency by Matt Martyniuk — shows that wrist mobility in many paravians is much less than you might expect, given their similarity to birds. The wrist of Deinonychus antirrhopus specifically would not have allowed it to bend its hands even 90° with respect to the arm!
Given these limitations, most of the flexion would have to occur at the elbow, but a fully flexed elbow would mean that the hands would be hanging below the body, not held sleek and secure alongside the body. The arm orientation in my illustration above is based on what I think is probably the perfect configuration for carrying the arms: a fully-flexed shoulder, a fully-flexed wrist, and a nearly fully-extended elbow. A few other people have drawn their dromaeosaurs with the same arm configuration, like Smnt2000 and Pilsator, so kudos to them.
Illustration based on the papers linked above as well as Scott Hartman's beautiful skeletal. Gouache on 12” x 20” hot-pressed illustration board.

ewilloughby:

Diagnostic anatomical reconstruction of Deinonychus antirrhopus, intended loosely for Wikipedia but also as an experimental piece to show pretty much exactly how I believe this animal looked in life.

This was largely inspired by an interesting Facebook discussion with paleoartist Julius Csotonyi about arm-folding in paravian dinosaurs. It occurred to me that people seldom reconstruct paravians, particularly dromaeosaurs, with their arms folded in a reasonable and accurate way. Julius made the fair the point that these animals probably didn’t carry their arms out in front of the body, as is so often depicted (in skeletals and otherwise — it makes sense in skeletals, to adequately show the hand and arm anatomy), because such an awkward orientation would leave the hand and arm feathers open to damage and breakage. But they also can’t fold them tightly against the breast or back like birds do, because they lack the mobility to do so.

So how did Deinonychus normally carry its arms? Senter’s 2006 paper on forelimb function in Deinonychus and Bambiraptor shows that the humerus couldn’t rotate much past the horizontal with respect to the scapula. In addition, Sullivan et al. 2010 — winningly translated to layman coherency by Matt Martyniuk — shows that wrist mobility in many paravians is much less than you might expect, given their similarity to birds. The wrist of Deinonychus antirrhopus specifically would not have allowed it to bend its hands even 90° with respect to the arm!

Given these limitations, most of the flexion would have to occur at the elbow, but a fully flexed elbow would mean that the hands would be hanging below the body, not held sleek and secure alongside the body. The arm orientation in my illustration above is based on what I think is probably the perfect configuration for carrying the arms: a fully-flexed shoulder, a fully-flexed wrist, and a nearly fully-extended elbow. A few other people have drawn their dromaeosaurs with the same arm configuration, like Smnt2000 and Pilsator, so kudos to them.

Illustration based on the papers linked above as well as Scott Hartman's beautiful skeletal. Gouache on 12” x 20” hot-pressed illustration board.

perpetualartistsblock:

What better way to break out of artist’s block (for now) than with a newly described microraptorine?Here we have Changyuraptor in all it’s stupidly-long-tail-feathered glory.

perpetualartistsblock:

What better way to break out of artist’s block (for now) than with a newly described microraptorine?

Here we have Changyuraptor in all it’s stupidly-long-tail-feathered glory.

lostbeasts:

dan’s at work so i’m drawing velociraptors… i’m gonna try and colour this now haha ha

lostbeasts:

dan’s at work so i’m drawing velociraptors… i’m gonna try and colour this now haha ha

pixelmechanoid:

Everyone seemed to like the heraldic microraptor, so here’s a heraldic velociraptor. The text is just a place-holder at the moment- The first version of this I forgot the halluces! The scroll and text may be removed/changed!Who would like to see this on a t-shirt?

pixelmechanoid:

Everyone seemed to like the heraldic microraptor, so here’s a heraldic velociraptor. The text is just a place-holder at the moment- The first version of this I forgot the halluces! The scroll and text may be removed/changed!

Who would like to see this on a t-shirt?

nambroth:

Raptor Mask

This is a “generic Dromaeosaur” as it is not modeled after any specific species, nor is it even slightly trying to be scientifically accurate. That said, DINOBIRD AND FEATHERS.
The resin blank that this is based on was sculpted and created by Kierstin - http://kierstinlapatka.tumblr.com/  Don’t miss out on looking at her work, because her beautiful sculpting job is the star of the show here!
I then painted it, sculpted and set teeth into it, painted acrylic half-spheres and set them for eyes, added faux fur, and feathers. This is a fully functional mask, and the wearer can see (quite well!) out of holes in front of the eyes. The jaw is articulated and fluidly moves with the wearer’s own jaw movements.

The colors and patterns were inspired by 1) Golden-Crowned Kinglets, and 2) This old art I made, http://nambroth.deviantart.com/art/Dromaeosaur-Ferns-166320439 and, 3) I had this really cool faux fur that I really, really wanted to use… and,

Her expression changes drastically depending on the angle that she looks at you from. Sometimes she looks doofy and happy, and sometimes she looks .. well, predatory.

pixelmechanoid:

Here have a heraldic charge-style microraptor!I might re-do this with more accurate feather structure, or push it towards more inaccurate but more heraldic-stylised rather than this odd mix in the middle. I don’t know!

pixelmechanoid:

Here have a heraldic charge-style microraptor!
I might re-do this with more accurate feather structure, or push it towards more inaccurate but more heraldic-stylised rather than this odd mix in the middle. I don’t know!

thobewill:

Deinonychus cornering - Final version
probably the best thing i’ve ever painted. 

thobewill:

Deinonychus cornering - Final version

probably the best thing i’ve ever painted.