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Mei Long
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Published: June 15, 2008
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My stepmother commissioned me for a sleeping mei long-dinosaur for a an educational film she's making. A quick piece, but it came out alright and I decided to put it up.
Please bear in mind that I have no idea what they actually looked like. ;)

Photoshop CS2, 1-2 hours.
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HUBLERDONEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's really well put together regardless. Really just needs a small tail fan.

Im a paleo-enthusiast. You can ask me any questions on dinosaur anatomy, feathering and references, if you'd like.
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whaaaat, i could have sworn you did it with a bunch of skeletal refs!!! i love how versatile your dinosaur renditions are – you can do accurate birdlike ones for educational stuff and crazy cartoony fantasy lizards when you have to do them

and still manage to avoid flame wars in the comments
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MsMergus|Hobbyist General Artist
Aww...that is really, really cute. :D
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Nemonus's avatar
This is adorable.
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julianadellarobbia's avatar
the true fact is the mei long sleeps much like a flamingo using one leg as a prop up and the other is tucked slightly under its chest so it is myth that they sleep lying down due to the bone structure.Enough of that now.It is very cool looking how u drew it i love it :+favlove:
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babbletrish|Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, for not knowing what this animal looked like, you did a fairly spot-on job! So sweet.
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JWiesner|Professional Digital Artist
You did this in two hours?! Wow, you should do a tutorial about how you work, I'd definitely need it. :D
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mmxivrip's avatar
Thats kinda cool , in an extincted way
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Cappocat's avatar
Dinosaur? Reminds me of a newborn bird XD
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einen|Professional Digital Artist
And birds are believed to descend from... what exactly? ;)
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Cappocat's avatar
Augh. D: You got me.
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