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Deinonychus - birdlike by EWilloughby Deinonychus - birdlike by EWilloughby
I wanted to try a super-birdlike design for a Deinonychus. I don't think I'll keep this design for her, but I do think it's pretty cute.

She looks like a roadrunner.
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Peekofwar Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2015
That is too birdlike. Number one: They didn't have wings, Number two: Looks more like a bird than a dinosaur. Can we even call them dinosaurs anymore? The definition of Dinosaur is Horrible Lizard. Number three, cannot think of number three. Oh of course! Deinonychuses have arms.
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JustaRandomGourgeist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you a dumbass
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Please don't write insults.
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Titano1975 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
CONGRATS, U8 ARE ON PALEOFAIL BLOG
get rekt
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Sorry, looks like we're on grammerly central here!
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Sekley Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Nice to see you're as ignorant as ever.
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Peekofwar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Actually, it seems you're being naive.
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The word "dinosaur" means "terrible lizard" because dinosaurs were tought to be closer to reptiles for a long period of time. "Terrible bird" would be something like "dinoornithus". Quite strange for people that always said "dinosaur".

Bird wings are just feathered arms scientiaphile.files.wordpress.…
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tsundasta Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate to break it to you but wings are arms
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2016
Are you gonna wine like that on every proper Deinoynchus? Because that is what Deinoynchus looks like. Oh, and wings are merely modified arms.
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InADarkMirror Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
I saw a screenshot of this post being passed around and laughed at and I had to hunt down this picture just to tell you that you look like a complete fool and you should probably do a little more research before you spout stuff like this next time.
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zhenyuanlong, Sinornithosaurus, and microraptor CLEARLY show wings.
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Steeltalon Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, the definition of a dinosaur and the meaning of the word are two entirely different things. The meaning of the word dinosaur is "terrible lizard", but dinosaurs themselves are not actually lizards. We can see this in their limb posture (lizards have sprawled limbs, whereas dinosaurs do not) and the very probable fact that dinosaurs were warm-blooded. Dinosaurs in general share more traits with birds than with other reptiles.

(Even though technically in light of all of this, because birds are dinosaurs, birds are reptiles. YAY FOR LABELING THINGS.)

Not only that, but yes, we can make an educated guess that Deinonychus itself had feathers and wings. Closely related animals such as Sinornithosaurus, Zhenyuanlong, and the ever-popular Velociraptor all have strong evidence to support the fact that they were feathered. Based on that, we can safely say Deinonychus was, too.

Interestingly enough, it may not even be only dromaeosaurs! This recently discovered basal neornithischian, Kulindadromeus, was highly likely to have had proto-feathers. It's not all that closely related to birds, so this discovery means that all dinosaurs probably stemmed from an ancestor with similar proto-feathers.
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have no idea what the fuck a Deinonychus is, do you?
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Sekley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
All birds are dinosaurs, but not all dinosaurs are birds. In fact a new fossil of a dinosaur called Kulindadromeus, suggests maybe ALL dinosaurs had feathers. It's been suggested as although Kulindadromeus has feathers, it's not that closely related to birds and is in fact more closely related to let's say duck-billed dinosaurs or even Triceratops. Plus most maniraptors, including all true dromaeosaurs, have full blown wings. When scientists dug up the first bones of dinosaurs they misinterpreted them as slow lumbering reptilians hence the name meaning "terrible lizard", but had they not been so reckless and actually paid attention they would have realized the birdlike nature of dinosaurs. In fact I'd say the name "dinoavian" is much more fitting.
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LaurenticAspie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Easily my favourite feathered design for this animal.
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Is morea realistic but less fierce :(
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:iconsekley:
Sekley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Say that again if one of these things pounced on your back and began ripping you limb from limb.
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I think the correct word was intimidating* XD
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
No clear S curve and feathers extending to the maxilla look right to me!
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x-Fyris-x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the color is somehow familiar with some other pics in the internet..

but nice and very cute!!! :)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
What other pictures?
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x-Fyris-x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wtf: oh I´m so sorry! I must be mistaken!!

WTF is going on with me..

did you draw this pic with pencils?
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Mostly pencils with some ink, yep. :)
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x-Fyris-x Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the information

have a nice day
:thanks:



Sorry about my bad english.. :)
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Ezaijon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
yes he´s cute ...i think i take him with XD
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Koryzio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Haha, you're right! She looks like she's about to "Meep! Meep!" at me and run off. XD
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Starath Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
:confused: Even though this was an experiment in making her more bird-like, I wonder if your raptors would look like this (kinda) if you drew them as babies.

Just a thought. ^^;
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Kitsune663 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008   Writer
I personally like the older design, but I will agree that she does look pretty damn cute. And I'm going to agree with Bladeswift. Lol.
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Bladeswift Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
I can picture her bobbing her head and clucking.

Makes me hungry for chicken drumsticks. :lick:
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FatCaiman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very nice. I agree, though, it's a little too bird like, and I prefer the old design. But she looks really cute this way, too! Awww. I can imagine that Archaeopteryx, Microraptor, and some of the smaller feathered dinosaurs could have looked more bird-like, though.
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draculahunter7 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Once again I am amazed.
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Ismaels-Legacy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. I'd much rather have seen something like this on Jurassic Fight Club rather than their nasty-lizard version of Deinonychus.
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RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Digital Artist
:XD: That's certainly an interesting experiment. But I have to agree that this may be taking the bird link a little too far. It's something dead in the middle of the evolution timeline!
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Saxophlutist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dark pattern on the feathers look quite nice!
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EdenHall Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
very pretty, I love the feathers.
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zipclaw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks funny. :D But a bit too bird-like.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
My thoughts exactly... but it was fun to experiment. :D
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Wow! That's exactly how I want to draw the raptors. Briliant work, especially the feathers on the wings and the tail. I think it's much better than your "old" design. Keep up the good work!
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BlackFireKG Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Imo, it looks like the snout is too short now.
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beep-beep!
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