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Baby Bambi by Tomozaurus Baby Bambi by Tomozaurus
The Archosaur Project: Dromaeosauridae Ornithodesmidae

There is not as much back-story behind this one as the Coelophysis entry. I found it odd that despite the Bambiraptor holoptype being a young juvenile, very few reconstructions of the animal show it as such. In any case, here it is, as a downy little fledgeling.

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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
BEAUTIFUL JOB :)
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Im surprised you used Bambiraptor as the Dromaeosaurid representative instead of something known from a complete adult (e.g. Velociraptor) or something where we even have the feather arrangement preserved (e.g. Microraptor).
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So good, and well detailed! I love the contrast of the shadows of the legs and belly with the light falling on that tail, superbly drawn.
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute- The feathering is exelent.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a boss at drawing feathers, man!
Love it!
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JD-man Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
"I found it odd that despite the Bambiraptor holoptype being a young juvenile,"

Sub-adult ("Judging from lengths of larger isolated Bambiraptor limb elements found at the same locality (Table 1), the holo- type has reached 75 percent of its adult size": [link] ). Otherwise, cool drawing. I especially like the head.
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Jamethyst Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. that is gorgeous, and so detailed! The shading looks amazing, and so very, very well done! You've done a great job at this! :)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, man. You did a great job making it look kind of gangly and young, both in terms of the proportions and the feather texture as Matt pointed out. Definitely one of (if not the) your best dromaeosaurs yet, especially with textures and shading. The only critique I have (and this may be nitpicking) is that it seems like at least the wrist of its right hand should be visible from this angle, at least if the arms are in roughly similar positions.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot Em. The wrist actually is visible, you can see the bulge sticking out on the chest. Do you think I should make it a bit longer/more noticeable? That should be a simple enough edit.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I guess a little longer and more visible would look better in my opinion (thought that little bulge was an irregular feather on the chest at first). But it really is a minor thing, it looks great altogether.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
It's cute.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Very sophisticated textures. Lovely.
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Agathaumas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Awesome!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Artist
Nice work, for a "Child plunder"!;)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! You really nailed the texture of the newly-growing feathers on the body.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks very much. Yeah, I'm very happy with how that came out.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed that's the first time I see Bambi depicted as a believable juvenile. I love the texture of the feathers
and the curvature of the neck. And the eye ! I don't really see any weakness for now.
Again, great work on that. Wanna know more about this archosaur project. ;)
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Cheers! You can read about the Archosaur Project in my gallery folder under that name, or in the artist description of my recent reconstruction of Coelophysis.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the information ! Very ambitious project. I'm looking forward to the next piece. :D
I just thought of something: There seems to be sort of a consensus regarding modern reconstructions of saurornitholestinea showing long hindlimbs feathers. Is it because of their basal nature ?
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I wasn't aware of any consensus. I do it personally simply because I don't see any reason for it too have lost them. I base my integument on behaviour and biology as much as possible.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair point. Thank you. :)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Great work on the feathers texture. I like it a lot!
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Vlad. I'm pretty happy with it.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
You're very welcome Tom, and I think you definitely should be happy with it. What I really like, is that while the drawing is pretty detailed there are some areas where you simply use the light and shading to just hint at the feathers without drawing each one of them separately. I should learn to do the same.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I noticed and appreciated the same thing - I need to learn how to master that technique too. So great is the temptation to "draw every feather!"
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That's...wow. Bravo!
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