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An Ancient Pursuit by Nambroth An Ancient Pursuit by Nambroth
A cycle that repeats itself endlessly through millions of years; that is, the relationship of predator and prey.

A pair of Deinonychus are intensely focused on the possible meal of a gobiconodon. Has it been alerted by their presence? The hunt never has never been predictable nor a sure thing...

This was a personal commission for Emily, :iconewilloughby:, and took me over a year of working on it off and on! I thank her for her patience with me. :)

16" x 20", acrylic on board. My scanner was not kind to this. :( It's 6 scans stitched together. The colors are a little off.

Disclaimer: While I did my best to hold accurate to current paleontological findings, I myself am not a paleontologist and as much as I'd love to, haven't had enough time to invest in deep reading on all the subject matter painted here. Further, some aspects of this piece were determined by my awesome client and as such this piece will not be altered.
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
good job\ (๑ʘ∆ʘ๑)/
1423Ostafrikasaurus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
At least there is someone else who respects the fact that dinosaurs had feathers, also that very good drawing 
JPLover764 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
WOHOHOHO Wow!!!! The art style here is absolutely breath taking! Amazing job!

ZookieDragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Amazing work. The landscape is beautifully painted and the dinosaurs are strikingly detailed :)
Shreyas2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent painting and overall very accurate👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
virnagray Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and beautiful  work ♡♡♡
Adalack Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
I just love these natural history scenes! Keep them coming, please.
Inmyarmsinmyarms Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Writer
Gobiconodon was basically the honey badger of its time...
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Too cool!
grisador Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Amazing work
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely and perfect! :D
The atmosphere and perspective are great! And the Deinos are extremely accurate!
TheEvilHadrosaur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MillianaRose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it with every atom of my body! :)
paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Stealthy, good work.

OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very accurate and impressive despite being stitched together. The colors to me aren't too off, and it adds a little character in the piece as a whole. Great job. XD
thedinorocker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
This si truly amazing! Can I post it in a blog (naturally with credits)?
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure, with a link back if you can. :)
thedinorocker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Of course lady!!
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is so pretty! 
mirroreyesserval Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Digital Artist
I can't remember if I commented on this yet, but if I had it's so beautiful it's worth commenting again. ^^ Gorgeous job!
Cetaceaphile Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know those raptors o3o
ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
this is beautifull,incredible work! your paleontology is up-to-date and i just love this my friend!
aloha from kauaii~KENNEY
Bast-Incarnation Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so adorable! Raptors are my fav kind of dinosaur, and nothing beats the ones with feathers ;)
I love how it blends in like a log with moss...although, I dont think the blue one blends in too well lol
J-Hump Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it.
tigeronyx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I love it, and as I like to think I am quite up to date on the palaeontology front I am going to say that this is quite a very good representation of what we think a Deinonychus would look like.
Biorave Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really love how your worked your ability to illustrate birds and dragons into these little rapers. The fur/feather detailing, markings, and especialy the head shape and you you blended the feathers into the skin of the snout. :)
Nightfall4 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, very nice work, love the awesome details
atulpandya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
superb detailing very natural thanx.
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece is truly fantastic. I can't believe all of the tiny little details in this picture! The Deinonychi look amazing in both anatomy and motion, and the environment has such a neat air to it.. This is honestly my favorite work that you have up here. Absolutely fantastic.
Polihierax Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   General Artist
I love the ancient ties to like modern ties f birds as far as evolution is concerned. I find this reminds me of the Utah raptor types in my mind. I find dinosaurs with feathers an interesting mix whether or not exist now a days. I also like how you tried your best to make the plant and flora meant to be like in that time, so well done. :) :thumbsup:
CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Oil paintings of feathered Deinonychus are one of the surest ways to catch me as a watcher. :)
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is acrylic, but thank you nonetheless! :)
CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
That's okay, I was paying far more attention to the dinosaur than to the medium. :D
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's a fantastic compliment, thank you!
CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Always welcome. I've had a soft spot for dinosaurs since I was a little kid. :)
velociraptorex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is sooooo beautiful!!!
SirTimid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Awww poor 'kitty' :(
Serulfen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Love seeing feathered raptors. ^^ Nice pic! :heart:
Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, specially the stripes in the fur/long-thin-scales/feathers!
Xrose96 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
GORGEOUS work. The detail in this piece is amazing. :)
dreamweaver11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the enormous amount of little, tiny, intricate detail in this alone is jaw-dropping! amazing job!
shufflng Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Writer
I love the fact that dinosaurs are still sparking creativity in people after the boom archeological finds petered out. With the social phenomenon of Jurrasic Park no longer at the center of attention, this display is pleasing; and with the incorporation of current theorizing. Man. I'm just staggered.
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Run little mammal, run!

Beautyful colouring and I love the eagerness in the picture!
Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I can't believe you have possibly gotten enough shit that you even have to put a accuracy disclaimer in your dino pictures. WHATEVER WHATEVER YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT. Especially when it's as beautiful as this. Don't care if it has feathers or looks like jurassic park raptor, it looks great
Nambroth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my, thank you!
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