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Sketchy-raptor

Bones and Biomechanics
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Stegosaurus Anatomy

Stegosaurus Muscular Anatomy by Sketchy-raptor, visual art

Triceratops Anatomy

Triceratops muscle anatomy study by Sketchy-raptor, visual art

Tenontosaurus Skeletal

Tenontosaurus skeletal reconstruction by Sketchy-raptor, visual art

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  • Apr 5
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 9 years
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Matt Dempsey, aka Sketchy-raptor


I'm a palaeontologist and musculoskeletal biologist studying the evolution of dinosaur locomotion, with ornithischians being the main focus of my research. I'm currently working towards my PhD with the Evolutionary Morphology and Biomechanics Research Group at the University of Liverpool and the Fossil Reptiles Research Group at The Natural History Museum, London. I'm also a masters graduate of the University of Manchester's Department of Earth Sciences.


I dabble as a scientific illustrator, using various artistic tools to supplement my research and create anatomical reconstructions, as well as for creating my own palaeontological artwork. Most of the content I’ll be posting here will be dinosaur related, but I do occassionally dabble in other things.


Outside of my career life, I'm deeply interested in films and filmmaking, as well as being an avid comic book and video game fan.


Enjoy my gallery, and feel free to ask questions and leave comments!


Follow me on twitter for palaeontological discourse, more art and other things of interest: twitter.com/Sketchy_raptor


Check out my portfolio on ArtStation for better breakdowns of my more recent works: www.artstation.com/sketchy-rap…


Favourite Visual Artist
Crash McCreery, Ralph McQuarrie, John Sibbick, Charles Knight, Stanley Lau (Artgerm), Stjepan Sejic (Nebezial), Amanda Conner
Favourite Movies
Jurassic Park, Inception, The Empire Strikes Back, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Godfather, Batman, King Kong
Favourite TV Shows
Walking with Dinosaurs, Batman: The Animated Series, The Mandalorian, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scrubs, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Rick and Morty
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Koji Kondo, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis, Gorillaz
Favourite Books
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine
Favourite Writers
HG Welles
Favourite Games
BioShock Infinite, Mass Effect 2, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, most Nintendo consoles
Tools of the Trade
Grit, spit an' a whole lotta duct tape
Other Interests
Dinosaurs, biology, geology, natural history, biology, filmmaking and tons more stuff.
Seeing as it's May 4th... I figured I'd take a swing at some loose n' rough sketch studies of the movie that started it all.
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I've just posted a new dinosaur muscle study, Diplodocus! Check it out here:
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Galeamopus is like a slightly more fun-sized Diplodocus. Barosaurus & Supersaurus are like swapping the ridiculous ratios of the tail & neck of Diplodocus, while saying "yeah, we're goddamn gigantic, what of it?" Meanwhile Kateedocus is just upset b
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Hey I just wanted to say I find your page really fascinating

And happy late birthday

Right now I'm currently working on an art project that is basically balancing out the design of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals of the jurassic park / world franchise with the current scientific research and I was wondering about that if I could use your paleoartwork as reference material I promise you that I would credit you for it please

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