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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 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's avatar
Hey, that's the weirdo that stole Aladar's egg in 2000's Dinosaur (Disney). They weren't aware of the fathers back then.
Mulunia's avatar
It's so cute!
roundgobyrock223's avatar
would look even better in animation!
deskridge's avatar
Thanks! For me, animation is a long way off. Just don't have the time/cpu power.
MasPix's avatar
Another cool image . excellent environment
Con-Tessa's avatar
Nice scene again. Love that creature
Bad-Dragon's avatar
Nice! It looks like a photo.
DarkElektra's avatar
woww :iconwowplz: amazing artwork! well done! :clap:
DarkElektra's avatar
you're welcome! :icongrin--plz:
K-raven's avatar
YEAH! :D cool work with it
Ep1cShad0w's avatar
Oviraptorids happen to be my favorite type of dino. They're so wierd and cool looking.
Vampyric-Saiyaness's avatar
Looks bizarre! What a strange mouth it has. I love the asmospheric fog and the flora looks superb as always.
VeeSwan's avatar
Wowie, what a wickedly cool creature! You did a fabulous job presenting this strange one! Awesome job Daniel!
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You're welcome!
Kachinadoll's avatar
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:
Kachinadoll's avatar
Your most welcome! :iconfurrydanceplz:
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