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Saurian-Dakotaraptor by arvalis Saurian-Dakotaraptor by arvalis

Concept art of the newly discovered Hell Creek dromaeosaur, Dakotaraptor steini.  Personally I call this thing the Dragon Slayer.  Our team is super excited to implement this amazing discovery into Saurian and what implications it has for our environment.  This thing is literally the exact size for a Jurassic Park raptor comparison by the way guys.  Imagine getting into tussles with this ghost of Hell Creek as a juvie rex.  There may exist a featherless base I made to try feather layouts on top of, but you only get to see it if you know the password.  Size and proportions based on an earlier revision of the publication and may be subject to change.

Read the blog post here.


And the paper here:

The first giant raptor (Theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Hell Creek Formation



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Photoshop CS5: A day and a half, went through a lot of concepts
Dakotaraptor Design©Urvogel Games LLC
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:icondromeothetroognathus:
Dromeothetroognathus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like that you gave it feathery feet like a snowy owl.
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:iconcyberchief02:
Cyberchief02 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wish there were more Skins for this Dino besides the bald Eagle skin 
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:iconphanerozoicwild:
PhanerozoicWild Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe it is based on the peregrine falcon or the osprey.

I heard it was the falcon.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Its not a bald eagle. 
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:iconkingleo1991:
KingLeo1991 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello.  I love your crafts.  It's amazing how you made a bird into a dinosaur.  What I also like is how you made a beak look like a mammal's mouth.  It looks like it can eat easier that way, and that tail... I never seen anything like that before.  I give you all props.  Great work.  Keep it up. :)
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:iconithinkofanamelater:
IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
That's what they looked like lol
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:iconglobin347:
Globin347 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is late, but he didn’t invent anything. This is what the animal really looked like (roughly.)
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:iconcommanderblush:
Commanderblush Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is still my favorite depiction of any raptor. Brilliant work as usual!!
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:icon12monkehs:
12monkehs Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'VE GOT TWICE THE YEE
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. :eyepopping:
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:icontimmcjimfrompl:
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Looks great.
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:iconjabberwocky66:
Jabberwocky66 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Heh, the human figure is Bakker isn't it?
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
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:iconleothefeatherlover:
LeoTheFeatherLover Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job as always, RJ! This is great for references, and i love it. Keep up the good work!
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:iconfellfallow:
FellFallow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
His head looks like it has some kookaburra colours!
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:iconsergane:
Sergane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to see some more vivid or even alien colors, like something you don't even see on birds, or that you see sometimes on bird, but some cool colors, like a light purple or even pink/red or blue, something a bit crazy would be really cool, love how real and believable this one looks ! 
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
I'm pretty sure 'alien' colours should be restricted to the neck pouches of male Sauropods... And all Cambrian creatures.
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:iconjeheil:
jeheil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student General Artist
This color scheme kinda looks like a lammergeier. i love how many dinosaur color schemes there are based off of lammergeyers c:
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:iconpaleosir:
paleosir Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's based off ospreys and northern goshawks
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
May I ask if the current Dakotaraptor gameplay follows the description in the website (unable to run significantly for extended periods and relying on ambush)?
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:iconthatzoologydude:
ThatZoologyDude Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Looks amazing. Can't wait to play as the ghost of Hell Creek!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
meeting one of those would be like running into a pack of lions i imagine...
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:iconathena2000:
Athena2000 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite dinosaur
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:iconraishinl:
RaishinL Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
why "Dragon Slayer" though?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Because mesozoica codenamed their dakotaraptor "the dragon"
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:iconraptor92921:
raptor92921 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Oh god, just looked at theirs. It looks horrible and it looks shrinkwrapped.
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:iconraishinl:
RaishinL Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
aaaah, now I get it.
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:icondovahkinhu3br:
dovahkinHU3BR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Why does he look so sad :(
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:iconglobin347:
Globin347 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because animal facial expressions don’t typically correspond to human expressions.
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:iconventuriantalebuddy:
Venturiantalebuddy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Really nice I am so hyped for the game and can't wait for the Dekotaraptor the first one I goanna be XD, very nice work. :D
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:iconceratopsia:
Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student General Artist
What is the coloration of this (and the in-game model) based on? I'm just wondering if the coloration was based on a certain modern day Avian.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Its based on various birds of prey, there's never just any one influence for the saurian designs. This one was primarily inspired by northern goshawks and ospreys.
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:iconceratopsia:
Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
That's really cool. Keep up your magnificent work! 
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:iconliambarnwell:
LiamBarnwell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Feathers have a lot more diversity than scales do when it comes to character design.
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:iconviktorarnason:
ViktorArnason Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
what do you use to color with
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RJ

RJ

PLEASE

PLEASE FUCKING LOOK AT THIS ATROCITY HAHAH

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrg4Vg…
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha what the hell is this? It's neat
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Mesozoica's Dakotaraptor model ;^)
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:iconwyatt-andrews-art:
Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not mesozoica that's roblox
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was being sarcastic.
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Spinosuchus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Actually, I made that model :) Sorry if you find it an atrocity, ROBLOX does not have a good modeling system. Also, this isn't Mesozoica, this is Mesozoic, a game I'm working on in ROBLOX!
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DuskyVel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. Well, if you want a good modeling program you can get Z-brush, not to mention there's this good game-making software called Unity3D you can use instead of roblox! Also, for further reference, don't copy other game developers' dinosaur markings/color patterns when you yourself are making a dinosaur game, you can get into some trouble for that. (That was actually the main reason I linked that vid to Arvalis, as I saw it as a badly-made ripoff of Saurian's Dakotaraptor model. That kind of led me to view your model negatively. If the model had no similarity whatsoever to Saurian's model, I wouldn't of linked it to him.)

Sorry if you found it rude of me to call your model an atrocity, but I had some issues with your model in itself.
First off, as I've mentioned, you should probably change the color scheme and make your own original Dakotaraptor, you can reference off of emus, kiwis, shoebills and other large birds with decent camouflage! This way you probably won't have a problem with copyright issues, plus it's a lot better to make your own original stuff instead of copying others.
Second, the hip dislocating from the body to move isn't that great of an animation, but as you've mentioned roblox isn't the ideal program for animations and modeling.
Third, the textures of the model and environment are really low-quality, again if you change to another modeling program that should be easy to fix!
Overall I hope you keep going with making that game, It'd be interesting to see how it turns out in the end!
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Spinosuchus Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Thanks, and also, there are a lot of fans of Saurian that are using the scheme on ROBLOX because it's scientifically accurate, also, I've improved on modeling and animating skills as well. Thanks for the feedback btw!
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! Sorry I came off as a prick in my original comment.
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, anyone else who reads this (frankly) embarrasing and condescending comment chain of mine, please forgive me. Now that I look back at this I really see how idiotic and mean my original comment was, and it was highly unfair of me to poke fun at Spinosuchus' work. Sorry. Past me was a patronizing dolt.
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:iconspinosuchus:
Spinosuchus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Also it's old. I liked your colors so I used yours as a base, I find this very cool. :)
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:iconxxdealwithitxx:
xxdealwithitxx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
sexy
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:icondrivernjax:
drivernjax Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Now, HERE is a critter I would most definitely want to avoid at all costs.
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