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Cryolophosaurus ellioti by kyoht Cryolophosaurus ellioti by kyoht
For the National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra, Australia

Cryolophosaurus was a 20 ft long theropod that lived in Antarctica. Although the continent was higher up and warmer back then, it still was in the arctic circle, and most likely had snowy winters. I couldn't stop myself from giving him fuzzy feet, although it's just artistic speculation.

image roughly 11x14 acrylics
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matt-baen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
So ahead of its time! Years later feathers & beak confirmed on large theropods.
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Artist
This one looks better more than Yutyrannus with fluffy coats that adapted cold-envierment. An especially also it was possibly Dilophosauridea member, it means more close relative of Dilophosaurus than to Carnosauria as possible.
alymarry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So much fur :XD:
danielwixom03 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE IT!!! he is so beautiful i wish i was as good and the fluffy\snowshoe foot design is just stunning when i start posting deviations and you see them you will probably laugh out loud i suck i think i suck because i am only nine i used my mom's birth date to get in but according to my mom i am expert for my age sometimes i actually feel that way myself but i truly humble at this great piece of art
halfpennyro04 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student General Artist
im passionately in love with this piece :D
omg its beautiful and looks so real.
im a zookeeper as a day job, and this looks like
something id expect to be mucking out!!!!
wow its incredible! :P:P
Guttergoo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Oh, that's awesome~ I love the texture and the color scheme.
Oracle-of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think there is evidence of Crylophosaurus having feathers, but this is great none the less.
Miyess Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Digital Artist
Awsome concept with the feet
Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really good! I can almost imagine it stalking through Jurassic Antarctica...uh-oh, it's heading towards me...(Screams and runs very fast)
Zerocool748 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this is nice, its interesting though that you made its feet fruy/feathery too!
MWV Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional
great job! I like all of your dinosaurs
SkyTides Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
wow, youve got some amazing pics! :)
Mountaineer47 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Oh...he is beautiful! I love how furry he looks! Yes...even the feet. But I completely believe they would have been fluffy-like. Warm feathers for those wintry times. Presently my favorite dinosaur and you do him SO much justice!!!

-Erin ^_^
Reb29 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww...he looks so cute with his fuzzy feet and short arms! Anyway, very awesome picture and detail. +fav!

Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thjat's so cute! ^^
Rissa-May Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard of T-rex sort of Dino that also lived in Antartica. I didn't kno wat other lived there at the time, and now it makes 2 dinos so far, lol. Nice drawing though!
Doblica Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005   Digital Artist
wow, these are amazing.. do you draw te pictures for the museum?
Sukideberu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
of course he had to have fuzzy feet.... it looks really good on him... ^_^
That's just a brilliant dinosaur drawing *sighs*
RetroSushi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Wow, your eye for detail is amazing! I couldn't imagine myself getting that amount of detail in the fur, especially with acrylics...Heheh. Wonderful work! :clap:
AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Man, you have no idea how much I love dinosaurs!! So you should know I really like your art works withdinosaurs. This is awsome!
Maxiewolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
For the national Museum in Canberra eh? I might have to go there and have a looksie. I think its one of the few museums in australia I havent been to. I went to the melbourne one recently and enjoyed their Dinosaurs From China Display, among the rest of their dino displays. .. Just not enough Dinosaur Stuff around here me says! Very well done. Love then enrgy you give to your paleo drawings (and everythign else!)
moonmystique Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
This is so awesome! And the amount of detail...O_O
ToddFox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DrewTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love dinosaurs. *drool*
destinyandfear Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
I like it! Well always! XD
windigofer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Don't kick yourself for giving him fuzzy feet. Ptarmigans (which are dinosaurian, to boot, and live in cold climes) and certain breeds of chickens have feathered feet--why not? :3

Again, excellent as always.
thejackbull Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw art for muesuems now too?!
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Nice animal. You should check some of Argentina's big dinosaurs, they are the biggest discovered in the world so far.
OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
wonderful work! i love how you made this dinosaur have fur... it just makes 'im all the more adorable :P
TheWorldGoesRound Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This is awsome! Love the coloration and the detail!
avancna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't you mean "Antarctic Circle"?
Cherokee14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious but was it part of the raptor family?
mitsukomittensazn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Very nice it's simply fantastic, I don't know but i've always loved your prehistoric art the most just because your imagination and colors are brilliant!
Aoede Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
Oh wow. Next time I go to the museum I'll have to keep a look out for this painting! Yayyyyyyyyyy.
WHen will it be there? I'm goign to Canberra in 2 weeks.......I wana see!
Darth-BobCat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
A really nice pic. The feathers are a little out there, especially for an early Jurassic critter that's so primitive, but they look nice, and it is possible, especially given its environment.
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CecilBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
absolutely stunning as usual
nyanamia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never seen a frontal image of the crest either. mmm weird. But this looks awesome. So creative! And fuzzy feet are good!
RubberStamp Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005   Traditional Artist
Looks fuckin excellent. The colors mxed well with eachother creating an illusion the truely placed me back a few milion years. I dig the mouth, the texture is vivid, and most definately reminiscent of an actual being. Props sir, props.
firesprite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
These are supposed to be specialized feathers as opposed to actual fur, I assume. I always love the colors you choose to render your dinosaurs in! They're reminescent of real animals that might inhabit that same climate, very neat.
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killerkitty159 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Student Photographer
I love how you colored this. The texture in it is just awesome.
I also love the creativity that comes along with this. I can't wait to see more! Keep it up! woot!
Tsume-the-lone-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent detail on the feathers and the feet. ^^ great job
TheTonberryGurl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awkward sort of thing.
mesai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will fit well in a Museum. Fluffy feets are good, especially if one lives in antarctica. Great work :boogie:
the-striped-fox Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Quite practical with the fluffy feet. Many arctic animals make usage of extra covering on their feet to keep warm as well as to give them traction on icy surfaces or to help spread their weight so they don't sink into loose snow.

If this animal lived within the southern polar circle it would be a logical assumption that he'd have fluffy feet for these very reasons.

(Now... about night vision...)
ReverantAnimeOtaku Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
There's been a lot of speculation on feathered dino's. The effect was done really well. The detail is fantastic. You're really good for doing visualizations for dinosaurs. Keep up the good work!!!
Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Fluffy dino! ^_^
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Wow cool, so you actually design for museums?
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005   Digital Artist
well who says dinosaurs couldn't have fur? ;)

(i know they probably did all sorts of weird and wonderful research to figure out whether they had scales or not and whether they were warm or cold blooded etc but still no one was there at the time so no one could say for sure right? :))
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