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Caudipteryx by EWilloughby Caudipteryx by EWilloughby
Finally, the 8th of the 8 feathered dinosaur illustration for *Agahnim's and my evolution book. The rest of the series can be found here: Jinfengopteryx, Microraptor, Archaeopteryx, Velociraptor, Sinornithosaurus, Epidexipteryx, and Sinosauropteryx.

This is Caudipteryx zoui, a flightless, feathered, basal oviraptorosaur from the Yixian Formation of China. It's currently the oviraptorosaur with the best-preserved feathers. This dinosaur was around the size of a large turkey and is named after its rather impressive tail fan, the feathers of which are clearly preserved in its fossil.

Though not as birdlike as certain other dinosaurs, Caudipteryx did have pennaceous feathers on its arms, similar to modern birds.

Once again, thanks to *Agahnim for his tireless advice and critique as well as the Gondolendians for their help with anatomy.

Medium: Prismacolor pencils over watercolor on illustration board.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Nicely done..I think your favorites are Raptors
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akseiya Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh noes, early Lemons! :o
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful portrait of one of my favourite dinosaurs!
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JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
A very good style! I like it!
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RedinTooth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
The baby Caud's remind me of the baby bird I saw yesterday. They're almost as adorable, almost.
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dinosaur illustrations are fantastic!

Can you elaborate more on this book you will be/currently are writing.
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Spleef Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Awesome pencil-work!
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Andrew-Graphics Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, realistic feel
Seem lively and warm
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delusional11 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Gosh. Really love these paintings!
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Reminds me on many not flying birds^^
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