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Archaeopteryx lithographica

THE Solnhofen star. This picture is a part of a larger one in progress. I'll post it when finished.
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SacredSpirit123's avatar
Almost skeletal markings on that head / neck...
Alsatic's avatar
C'est le plus génial des Archaeopteryx que j'ai vu. Excellent travail. :thumbsup:
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PeteriDish's avatar
I love your version of archaeopteryx! it really makes you realize that it was a small animal. the rest of the reconstructions somewhat make it look bigger than it actually way. This is very unique!
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Shaiza7's avatar
What program was this made in, by chance?
It looks so realistic, its amazinggg
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Imaginary-Shadow's avatar
Looks very awesome!! :D

(and adorable too~ X3)
BioPablo's avatar
Your work is one of the best interpretations of the animal ever.

The A. lithographica been my object of study during 2 years of graduation.
dustdevil's avatar
Thanks. The only thing I need to fix is about feathers on its legs. I will soon.
BioPablo's avatar
That thing about the feathers in legs is a kind of nebulous for me, I really don´t think in feathers like Microraptor gui but like feathers in legs of some Hawks (Accpiter bicolor is a good example).

But I may be totally wrong rs rs
dustdevil's avatar
iirc the thermopolis specimen (or another one) shows feather on the legs... I will search more about that.
PaleoPastori's avatar
I love the light on the wings..!
many compliments
blindtetra's avatar
Cute little bugger :)
LittleFoxStudio's avatar
Wow! I'm a big dinosaur buff. This is beautiful. For a moment I couldn't tell how you did it. It looks like a photo. Beautiful detail.
Sinande's avatar
Oh, birdie! :love:

It looks like it's just had a bath with those fluffed out head/neck feathers.
Piatnitskysaurus's avatar
As always, remember that Solnhofen Archipelago was at least semi-arid. So the ecology would have been mainly conifer scrub, cycads, etc.

I hope that helps.
Lunchi's avatar
I love it! Looks so realistic!
WarpHedgehog's avatar
Wow it looks real!
EWilloughby's avatar
It looks like a juvenile. Very cute!
Nanasschevelu's avatar
OOh il est superbe celui là :D
J'adore ses plumes, sa tête.. ses petites pattes... je l'adopterais bien :)
(en plus le jour de mon anniversaire.. Hmm)
snowy-huskywolf's avatar
This is amazing, Again!!
And astounding attention to detail!!
xat72's avatar
dinosaur-looking fella! :) Nice timing!
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