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Raptor Tutorial

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Published: February 8, 2008
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Meh, I'm just not a polisher. That's my problem. It's why The Pact's laborious inking and washing process is driving me crazy. It hasn't diminished my enthusiasm for dinosaurs, though!

I did this to resist taking a nap after me ma and I did some serious spring cleaning around my house. This is as much for my reference as it is everyone else's; I break half these rules most of the time. I mean, I grew up drawing raptors like Talon from Primal Rage and the Jurassic Park raptors, who had some serious anatomical mistakes. When I was little, I drew raptors with just the feathers on their heads, like Talon (boy, was I a fan of Talon), so a lot of the feather stuff has been quite a hurdle to overcome.

I really wish I could've had a single, beautiful, unbroken line of comic pages, but I couldn't take the pressure. My artistic aesthetic needed to breathe free! Expect about a page a week from now on.
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DrDilectusNew Deviant

Very informative, thanks a lot!

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0Luna123Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make a tutorial about raptors feet? :3
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PerocoreHobbyist General Artist
Good points made, especially on the movement.

((Only nit-pick is that raptors had fleshy lips covering their teeth, like lizards, as their teeth could not tolerate being uncovered))
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Very cool!

I learned one important thing from this guide!
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I really have trouble drawing the pelvic bone... its always so awkwardly done T.T great and helpful tutorial!
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FeatherNerdHobbyist General Artist
Don't need to do it. It's covered in fuzz
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Dino-drawerHobbyist General Artist
This is going to help a lots! Thanks for share it!
I REALLY want to draw a great raptor! TToTT
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Na-ushicaProfessional General Artist
Nice! That will be usefull! Thanks!
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smcho1014Student Traditional Artist
I love Raptors
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ChemicallyAbsoluteHobbyist General Artist
Omg ty i needed this soo much, i couldnt het the anatomy right x3

Thank yooou
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lubu-artStudent Digital Artist
very interesting:) I never knew about this before!!!!!!!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Clap :happybounce: :happybounce: Clap :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: La la la la They didn't see me - Chat icon 
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hydronaHobbyist Traditional Artist
this wil help me ALOT! I'm new to drawing raptors, and done a few pics. this is going to be helpful next time, thank you :)
DovahsaurPaleoKnight's avatar
So how could it run then?
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... like any average bird nowadays?
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Birds do not move their femurs because they have a knee driven locomotion.

Now if you put a fake tail on them (in this case in a chicken) you will see that they strech their legs "like that".
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Tell you what. Since you're so much better versed in raptor anatomy, why don't you do this far superior raptor tutorial, that shows how they "don't move their femurs", and get a million pageviews with it?
It'd be a much better use of your time than bitching me out from am empty gallery full of absolutely no art.
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Tell you what, you are horrible at hidding the fact that you just realized that you were wrong.

I do not do it because I am not very good at drawing.

And now that I already refuted you, you got sad.
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You didn't refute anything. You walked up with an Internet fact and said "You're wrong." So unintelligibly I still don't even know what point you were trying to make, but I don't care, either. Experts don't have to listen to whiny morons.
The 90 degree rules still stands. It's how I still draw my raptors.
The thing you can't do.
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And now the pseudo-expert uses the fallacy of the personal attack.


And you used bird movement as argument, and I showed how wrong was this information.

And yes: I refuted it. If you put a fake tail on a chicken, for example, they will move their femurs. Raptors are very similar to a chicken with a fake tail in the overhaul "skeleton", so they should have similar movements.
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No. Just ... no. "Should have similar movements"? Really? Wow.
I am truly refuted by your scientific expertise.
I don't even think you understand what the 90 degree rule even is. But hey! Look everyone! This person who can totally draw but chooses not to knows better than I do about raptors! You'd better listen to him!
Quick, go and find everything you need to know from him! Shoo, shoo, away from this fallacious tutorial, go where the true knowledge is!
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OlirivHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing anatomy and expression :D
thank you!!!!
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PappasaurusHobbyist Artist
Nice drawing tutorials, I like it.
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ToonVibezHobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for this awesome tutorial. This will surely help me with my upcoming series.
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ClaypawHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is so helpful! I wish I had found it earlier! 
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