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Huanansaurus and Citipati by Kana-hebi Huanansaurus and Citipati by Kana-hebi
The newly described Huanansaurus ganzhonensis and its close relative Citipati osmolskae. Two of the myriad of oviraptosaurs from Asia.

I decided to create a new illustration of Huanansaurus because the one that is out in the press looks terrible to me. I think it looks shrink-wrapped, and the poor oviraptosaur looks like it could have mange. Also I am not a big fan of the color palate used by the artist. Is all personal preference and speculation, but I think it could have been done better :D
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:shrappy: Well, no one is perfect. Neither am I. No artist is ever perfect. To be flawed is totally human anyway. :ponder: But I'm not sure if I remember seeing the original version of the huanansaurus. Can I see it?
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FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You photoshop the feathers, don't you XD
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Nice!
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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, the press release image of Huanansaurus is simply horrible. Yours looks far better! However I'd think that even the fingers themselves might be buried in feathers, too. Unless it lost some due to active use of its hands, which is possible...but usually, at least in my more recent sketches, I draw feathered dinosaurs with just the tips of their claws showing.
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Could very possibly be like you said. I am just trying to stay away from shrink-wrapping my reconstructions or making them looks like they have mange 
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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and you're doing a fantastic job at that!
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and this is beatiful compared to the papers reconstruction like vasix sayd this is amazing compared to that :D
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yeah I agree. These press release images are, more often that not, borderline terrible. This looks fresh and organic, an actual, living animal :D
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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vasix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem :) Your art is incredible
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god giant killer turkies Oh Noes! 
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dinu1999 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks WAY better than that in the press ;) (Wink) 
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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