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Nothronychus graffami by commander-salamander Nothronychus graffami by commander-salamander
Never drawn a therizinosaur before. I'm not sure about the feathers on the arms.


Skeletal ref product of :iconshartman:
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Neither is anyone else! Nice work; has life.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true! Thanks :D
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yer welcome!
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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orngeturtl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
really excellent
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It isn't much really.
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Artist
Nice work.;)
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Artist
Sure thing!;)
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:iconjeholornis:
jeholornis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
i lov ur art,what media is compurter
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I think it's damn well done! Looks similar to some of the drawing s of Gregory S. Paul.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeepers no! I am nowhere near Greg Paul technique wise.
But I have been doing my research and the reasoning behind his reconstructions seem very sensible and is supported by the fossil and biological evidence.
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Red-Tatsu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
The feathers on the arms look good to me. Such a graceful creature!
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The feathers are not really accurate. But oh well I like 'em too. Thanks :D
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:iconred-tatsu:
Red-Tatsu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
How are they inaccurate?
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I put proper feathers on the lower arms. In reality they were filaments, more like the fur like feathers that kiwis have.
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Red-Tatsu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Oh.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Reference used... Scott Hartman?
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes I believe so.
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:iconyoult:
yoult Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I guess it would be nice to give some credit to him (same for [link] ) ;)
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for pointing out the oversight, problemo fixed...
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's so fluffy!
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
SO FLUFFY!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Yes, therizinosaurs don't appear to have had pennaceous feathers. But you can probably pretend they're just really long protofeathers, which they do have on the arms.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I thought so. I had originally put pennaceous feathers on the whole arm, but decided to chop them back to just the forearm. Good to know, thank you :).
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Yes, even deinonychosaurs and oviraptorosaurs and basal avialians didn't have pennaceous feathers on the upper arms, though they also had primaries on the fingers.
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was reading about that the other day. Which was duly noted :)
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I put together a little drawing on the subject a few months ago, in fact: [link]
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
See I saw that a little while ago and it just didn't sink in.
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
You did? XD
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you seem to know what you are talking about.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
HAH, my first comment was going to be, "Ooo, I love that crescent of feathers on the arms!," and then I read your description! :lol:
I think it looks fantastic...Why were you concerned about those feathers, btw?
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dood!

Not sure whether "primary" feathers were present, some reconstructions have them. Some do not. The phylogeny suggests that true feathers are present shall we say further up the tree.
[link]
But hell I'm a huge fan of feathers and want to slap on everything!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Ah-ha, I gotcha...I think it could be justified, though, in terms of more complex feathers evolving first for display rather than defense. Hell, until they get all Jurassic Park with dinosaurs, all bets are off!

re: I'm a huge fan of feathers and want to slap on everything!
Me too, and you have no idea how much trouble that's gotten me into! :(
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you heard about this: [link]
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
No, I hadn't heard that! Huh, interesting...You know, I must sheepishly admit to disappointment at the prospect of archaeopteryx being flightless...I guess Greg Paul sold me on the powered-flapper interpretation. :) And I'm REALLY surprised at Confuciusornis--with those outsized forelimbs, and the pygostyle?? Say it ain't so! :(
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was sold on it too. Tis a shame to find this out. I have personally favoured the ground up principal. Even half a wing is better than no wing at all. Most of it must have been for display or insulation or brooding in that case.
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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Photographer
another awesome overskinning!
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Photographer
np
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riotgirlckb Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i like it well done, great choice of colours
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:iconcommander-salamander:
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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riotgirlckb Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome :D
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