The primary animal of study in the RPR paper is Deinonychus, so that's what I've drawn here. It is shown preying on the basal ornithopod Zephyrosaurus. Though Deinonychus is usually depicted in a dense floodplain environment, here I've reconstructed it amongst some higher-altitude arid North American mountains.
This is my version of a Christmas dinner.
What a way to go.
no offense but if you put darker shades in the feathers and cracks of skin it will look beyond real, it is really intresting.
See, before, a giant screeching lizard slices you with a toe and you're dead. Now, something soundless pounces on you from behind and pierces you with thorn-sharp talons and slowly, bit by bit, bit by bit, you are eaten alive by a giant flightless eagle.
Our perspective of dinosaurs can change so dramatically.
At first I didn't notice but its feather coloration and eye color look simular to my Deinonychus, except mine did not have the whitish color instead.
I based my raptor off my hair color.
Not to mention that, for most people, and all people in case of the smaller, faster species, outrunning one is impossible even with the recent studies.
Hope you don't mind my rambling there. I do have one small critique. The eye of the Deinonychus looks rather flat and two dimensional, I think this is due to the lack of a strong highlight. I see that you've made a small one, but if you extended that highlight over the pupil, that would really give the impression of a moist, living eye.