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Variraptor and Rhabdodon by dustdevil Variraptor and Rhabdodon by dustdevil
Variraptor mechinorum and Rhabdodon priscus
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Supermoi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm faving a ton of your work. Its all so beautiful!
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JD-man Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
"This is textbook quality stuff, man. There's just so much to like about it: the colors, the textures, the ginkos, the arboreal dromaeosaurs, etc. It reminds me a lot of Mark Hallet's work. Are you a fan of his?

Also, did you intend on illustrating the "pouncing proavis" model? Whether or not you did, it's something else I really like about this drawing."

Comment update!

1stly, I originally assumed that the Variraptors were arboreal. However, in retrospect, you don't have to be arboreal to climb trees & attack prey from above ( [link] ).

2ndly, I originally assumed that the "Pouncing Proavis" model was being portrayed. However, in retrospect, it looks more like CFD ( [link] ). Even still, while the PP model doesn't explain how birds evolved flight (WAIR & CFD do), it does explain how Microraptor hunted.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pyroraptor is not the same as Variraptor.The formation they come from yeilded two very differantlly shaped Ulnas from both species.So they can't be the same animal.
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Serulfen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
angry birds are coming (=
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vasix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't Variraptor be the same as Pyroraptor?
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
yes it is.
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Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That has to be one of the most accurate and awesome Dromaeosaur attack scenes I've ever seen...good job!
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JD-man Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
This is textbook quality stuff, man. There's just so much to like about it: the colors, the textures, the ginkos, the arboreal dromaeosaurs, etc. It reminds me a lot of Mark Hallet's work. Are you a fan of his?

Also, did you intend on illustrating the "pouncing proavis" model? Whether or not you did, it's something else I really like about this drawing.
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Albatross101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
wow awesome
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BlueRavenfire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wwwwwooooowww!!!! amazing detail! feels like i really stepped back in time.
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kery-kereska Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
magnifique scene! cb d'heure de boulot?!
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Megalania1859 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
incredible picture! that should be in a textbook or something!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow your illustrations are unbelieveably awesome! "Passes out..." Can i have a copy of your brain so i can do stuff like this? hehehe.
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Fuzyhamster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did this take you to complete?
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WaylonRowley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extraordinary. This must have taken ages to paint, with all the detail. +fav
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Enneigard Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ginkos are cool.
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Excellent job. Nice representation of arboreal raptors.
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Skoane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
oh wow....absolutely stunning work!!
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Metroid152 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Great job, your amazing at this!
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etherealgirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
amazing work! :clap:
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Mountaineer47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
absolutely gorgeous! Lovely piece. The movement of the raptors is awesome, and the baby dinos (dare I say it) and cuter than sin. :)

-Erin
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Misaki-chi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly impressive and you always amaze me with the fine details like the texture and scenery. :thumbsup:
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
My god man, you even got the Plants right!

Is that a Ginko...?
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes it is.
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staticgirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this for showing how the niches of herding herbivores and birds were filled in ancient times....

Plus it has dino-babies in it. Awww.
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Maarten-Michiel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Cool! I like the drawing which is technically good and has a nice overall atmosphere. Dinos/Birds are closely related so why don't give
some of the dinos feathers. Cool too to use ancient plants. (I don't recall whether flowers (and all plants with flowers) already existed in the Dinosaur period, but they are if I am not mistaken a quite "recent" innovation.

Bye/Salut

Maarten
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Blackest-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Flowering plants existed at least in the Late Cretaceous, jsyk
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