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Dilophosaurus in Pursuit

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Some new Dino Work that I used some custom Triassic Brushes on. This is my interpretation of Dilophosaurus wetherilli ambushing a Scuttellosaurus lawieri. I gave both species proto-feathers which is possible but not conclusive. Hopefully some new fossil evidence will further enlighten us in the future but for now, I'm going with Fuzzy early Jurassic critters!
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trisdino's avatar
That is a pretty darn impressive rendition of D. wetherilli. I especially like that you gave it protofeathers. 

The only weird thing about the entire drawing is the grass in the front, which looks like some bioluminescent plant from the deep ocean. Still, an excellent work.
StudioSpectre's avatar
Well, They are aren't properly rendered and I cheated with special brushes, but they are actually Lycopods and not grass! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopodi…
trisdino's avatar
Ah, that make sense, mainly because grass had not evolved back then, silly me for forgetting that. 


Still, if you ever do make a deep sea illustration, you should use whatever you did for those plants, because it really does look like it would fit. 
brandon-bowling's avatar
Cool dilophosaurus. I like the hairy / proto feather look a well as the colors you chose. He blends in well, perfect for ambushing potential prey. There's lots of detail thrown into the background as well, those plants are as beautiful as the dinos.
StudioSpectre's avatar
Thank you so much, I appreciate the compliments
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th3punk1n4t0r's avatar
I can't believe I didn't find this sooner- personally, I'm a proponent of proto-feathers on the earlier dinosaurs- given that we've recovered a few ornithischians with them, it should be a basal trait. So it's nice to see someone portraying Dilophosaurus as such, one of my favorite dinosaurs.
StudioSpectre's avatar
Hey, it's no problem at all.  I'm a big fan of feathers, proto feathers, and other odd integument on all types of prehistoric animals.  Of course I do try to base as much as possible around the science.  Without the science we have nothing.
That said, yeah, I'm a dreamer.  I'm an artist and I want to make Paleoart Fresh, exciting, and engaging.  There are still so many avenues to be explored.
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate the input.  
More feathers to come in the future!
Sharidaken's avatar
Poor little guy! :XD:
StudioSpectre's avatar
Well, it might get away, you never know!
Sharidaken's avatar
That is true, there are countless of times where smaller dinosaurs did manage to get away for certain :D
StudioSpectre's avatar
I like to give them a chance at least!
Sharidaken's avatar
Least at least hope for it.
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DinoBirdMan's avatar
Fuzzy "little shield lizard" was awesome!
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ksdinoboy95's avatar
wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy exellent work!
ksdinoboy95's avatar
this work is soooooooooo awwwwwwwsum!
aloha from kauai
yer paleo-bro,KENNEY
StudioSpectre's avatar
thank you very much!
Orionide5's avatar
They're FUZZY! The Scuttellosaurus taking a leap away instead of a stereotypical run is great, as are the birdlike colors of the Dilophosaurus.
StudioSpectre's avatar
Thanks! I know I'm going out on a limb to feather up a basal thyreophorean, but hey, it's speculative.
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