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built like a Sherman tank

a quick anatomy sketch for the #utahraptorweek  and the new skeletal released by :iconscotthartman:

man, i was not ready for this. i knew that utahraptor was going to be bulky, but man, this thing was a real bear hawk. i decided to make one depiction without the plumage just so everyone can see the animals natural bulk
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Asmallmicroraptor's avatar
Awesome, i like how you can appreciate the overall anatomy of this specimen! Great job :clap:
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MarcGo26's avatar
I'm sure that you got so much dinosaur study that eventually you already know how every part behaves, whenever it is 2d or 3d! :D
pilsator's avatar
It really is a Sherman tank. Still can't wrap my head around just how weird it is. Great drawing!
paleosir's avatar
It's an eagle.
But the size of a polar bear.
But it is insanely robust and overbuilt.
With slicing teeth and sickle claws.


Utahraptor: what you get if you throw in a Haast's eagle, a sabretoothed cat, a wolverine, a cassowary, and a polar bear into the genetic splicer.
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Stonehandthegiant's avatar
bear hawk isnt too bad of a description but i cant be the only one seeing the parallel between this and the saber tooth cat both come from normally quite lithe and gracile species and seem like they were built for wrestling down big prey and delivering a swift killing blow to the throat with there weapon of choice. with the saber tooth those massive fangs and with utahraptor it would be that wicked looking claw driven by those powerful legs. a kick from those legs armed with that massive claw would be more than enough to put any dinosaur it would prey on out of commission.
This was what I actually said.
PCAwesomeness's avatar
This thing is super weird!
spinosaurus1's avatar
it was truly a very unique theropod. it just the polar opposite on how the majority of people often think of dromaeosaurids to be.
Dinopithecus's avatar
This thing is not only the bear or Smilodon of dromaeosaurs, but it also looks to have a bigger head than normal for its family, and apparently even more blade-like finger claws than those of its kin (like Deinonychus). To top it all off, it's the biggest dromaeosaurid that we know of.

Have mercy.
spinosaurus1's avatar
it's pretty much a dromaeosaurid thats trying to be a carnosaur. really, this thing had the perfect musculature and build to be suited to big game hunting.
JayZSkippedLegDay's avatar
That's a huge ass head
JayZSkippedLegDay's avatar
Holy shit that's actually a huge animal
Evodolka's avatar
looks like it could break a tree with it's skull :D
do you plan on making one WITH plumage?
spinosaurus1's avatar
the animal can probably kick one down as well.

yes, i do plan on creating a feathered version
Evodolka's avatar
this is what happens when you fuse chickens and polar bears, dam nature you scary :o

neat, i look forward to seeing it :D
Majestic-Colossus's avatar
Nice! Scott's skeletal is very nice. Where are the feathers?
spinosaurus1's avatar
thank you

i explained why i omitted feathers in the description
Majestic-Colossus's avatar
Oh, I missed that. Sorry
PeteriDish's avatar
really though. this thing looks like a plucked chicken  it's quite obvious the illustrait is meant to show what lies beneath the layer of feathers and not a "reptilian" version of utahraptor.
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