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Gigantoraptor erlianensis by TopGon Gigantoraptor erlianensis by TopGon
Gigantoraptor, an oversized oviraptosaurid from late Cretaceous. It was discovered in Mongolia. There is a fragmentary skull and few more skeletal remains.

This reconstruction is based on a Cassowary (Casuarius sp.) and represents a male patrolling it's territory. In the background there are two females. The two little pterosaurids are completely invented.

Hope you like it!
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:iconbleskobleska-yandere:
It's really realistic <3 I love this work :3
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconbleskobleska-yandere:
You are welcome c:
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FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Am i the only one who saw the bee too?
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TopGon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, there it was...
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FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyee-plz: Yee
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aiman5625 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2016
Amazing :D (Big Grin) 

Love the little pterosaurs
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:icontopgon:
TopGon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. They are lovely. hahaha
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aiman5625 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
:) (Smile) 
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Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Looks great! Especially with the cassowary colors!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I didi it to give a more realistic looking. Thank you very much.
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
WOW !!! WOW !!!  WOW !!!:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 


IT IS ... IT IS ... VERY VERY FANTASTUIC JOB AND NICE DRAWING  :D (Big Grin) 
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DidaArtist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love it!! :)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!  :lol: 
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TopGon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  :) 
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leehonglocal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
They resembles cassowaries, except for the size of their head crests.
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doriantm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Btw, congratulations on creating one of my favorite drawings of this interesting species.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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doriantm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I don't necessarily agree with other reconstructions that show Gigantoraptor with few or no feathers. The recently extinct giant Moa (with no wings at all) and Elephant Bird, although rather smaller, were well supplied with a feathery covering, even in their similarly warm habitats and they were probably more remotely descended from their flying ancestors than Gigantoraptor Erlianensis was.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think those large ovirraptosaurs would have had much more feathers than we soppose. Feather structure like cassowary or emu is the most plausible to me and would cover all the body. What I don't see is wing feathers in the arms. To me, such feathering could not have any clear functions in an annimal with claws of that size. A fluffy feathers like ostrich is a better displaying structure.
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shading nests.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They did it, for sure.
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BlueStrike2434 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'M ADDING YOU TO MY WATCH, GIVING YOU A LLAMA, AND FAVING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha Thank you! I think you can't do anything more than this! :hug:
I'm glad you like my paintings so much.
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
this looks exactly like this cassowary photo, did you use it as reference or is it a massive coincedence [link]
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I used it among many others. This was instead the one wich allow me to fix the general pose. ;)
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
yeah, it is a good picture for that. I was thinking about using it for a drawing like this, but you got there before me xD
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, is a very nice posse for a theropod... But do it anyway, is nice having other simmilar based illustrations to campare. This is very usefull to fix mistakes. In my Gigantoraptor are many, specially in perspective. I think it needs a repainting.
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
ok
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Great work. Pretty interesting design.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I wanted to achieve a totally avian look for Gigantoraptor. When I saw some cassowary pictures, I got it. ;)
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You're welcome.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you use a Australian animal for a none Australian dino
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's nice right?
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no doubt about it
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've choosen cassowary because it's incredibly dinosaurian look. At first were feet what inspired me, but after that I thought that giving Gigantoraptor a complete cassowary looking would be a great possibility to explore...
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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Lalo1963 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo, espectacular art. Congrats!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias.
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Troodos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
GIANT CASSOWARY!!!!!!! RUNN!!!!!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Runaway!! xDD
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I love yout idea for gigantoraptor.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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napalmnacey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a gorgeous rendering, I really love your take on this bird. Makes a lot of sense, looks very natural. Sometimes some illustrations people do don't sit right somehow, but this feels right.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your apreciations. I'm glad you like this picture, it took a lot of time. Now I'm only unsatisfied with the sky and background it should be much better...
Greets!
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that sounds cool. By the way, my old account is deaktivated. !beatebasner
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beatebasner Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
The cassoway-look is great! And the expression of the eye womderful!
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