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Citipati by deskridge Citipati by deskridge
This strange looking creature might remind you of the Jabberwocky, but like many of my other paleaoart oddities, it was once a real creature. Citipati, whose name means 'Funeral Pyre Lord', was a dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period about 70 million years ago. It was about the size of an emu and exibited very birdlike qualities and behavior. Fossils for this oviraptorid were found in Mongolia.

The dino model is by Dinoraul. I picked it up last week from renderosity.com and really find it interesting. So you might be seeing more of him in the coming weeks. He was posed in poser then imported into Vue where I created the rest of the scene. Rending took about 24 hours on an Intel i5 2.9GHZ with 8 GB of RAM.
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Light-Rock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey, that's the weirdo that stole Aladar's egg in 2000's Dinosaur (Disney). They weren't aware of the fathers back then.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   Digital Artist
:D
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Mulunia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
It's so cute!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Digital Artist
:D
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roundgobyrock223 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would look even better in animation!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! For me, animation is a long way off. Just don't have the time/cpu power.
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MasPix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Another cool image . excellent environment
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Con-Tessa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice scene again. Love that creature
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Bad-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! It looks like a photo.
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
woww :iconwowplz: amazing artwork! well done! :clap:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
you're welcome! :icongrin--plz:
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K-raven Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
YEAH! :D cool work with it
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ep1cShad0w Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Oviraptorids happen to be my favorite type of dino. They're so wierd and cool looking.
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks bizarre! What a strange mouth it has. I love the asmospheric fog and the flora looks superb as always.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowie, what a wickedly cool creature! You did a fabulous job presenting this strange one! Awesome job Daniel!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! He is very cool looking! I like how his tail has a plume of feathers on the end and the interesting colored markings on his face. What an interesting creature. I wonder why they called him Funeral Pyre Lord? Did he have Buzzard like qualities perhaps? The shape of his face is quite curious as well. Your images really make me wonder about how life was way back in those times. hehe I'm sure our species would not have survived very long. ;P Love all the gorgeous foliage. Especially those fern plants in the foreground. Such realism, it amazes me! Awesome work my friend! :iconwizardmagicplz:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :iconfurrydanceplz:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Awesome work, Daniel!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
My pleasure. :iconfreemanbowplz:
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice render.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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jrmalone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! And I always learn so much from your animal renders. Nice that you take the time to give us some background! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
I've never seen one of these before that I can recall. What an unusual creature-- and a gorgeous render, as always. Your lighting and atmosphere is always, always, always masterful.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, he's just adorable! :clap: :thumbsup:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :iconholdheartplz:
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Ard3113 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Formidable. Thanks to you we have the opportunity of admiring such amazing extincted beasts !
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very great!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work! A very strange and interesting creature...
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Anim8her Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work as always, Daniel! Your paleoart pieces are always among my favorities. :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanksgiving dinner?
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe, he does kind of give out that look of the bastard offspring of a serpent and turkey.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like he'd feed a large family.
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