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Dilong and Sinornithosaurus by EWilloughby Dilong and Sinornithosaurus by EWilloughby
Phew... finally done with this. Talk about a very long and arduous piece. My hand still hurts.

Anyway, this is a colored pencil reconstruction of two Lower Cretaceous dinosaurs found in the Liaoning province of China, Sinornithosaurus millenii and Dilong paradoxus. Sinornithosaurus, the orangish winged beasts in the trees, are small maniraptors. Here, the female is protecting the nest while the male (with his distinctive bright red head) is attempting to lure the predator away.

The predator in this case, Dilong, is a somewhat recently discovered basal tyrannosaur. Both of these animals have feathers, and they are non-speculative, as both have had skeletal imprints unearthed with very obvious and precise feather patterns. These animals have not been found together but their location and time period suggests they may have been contemporaneous.

I guess that's it. This thing took me freaking forever. I was going to try to get it into next month's issue of Prehistoric Times for the "Feathered Dinosaurs Revisited" section, but I obviously missed the deadline. Oh well, you fine DA folks can enjoy it instead.
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I like the attention to detail here, both with the dinosaurs (the accuracy on D. parodoxus is commendable, most people don't get it right), and with their surroundings - the mushrooms in the corner are amazingly well-done.
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SangheiliArtist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
I can't believe I haven't :+fav:ed this.

Excellent job though:

Reasons are for the coloring style, the effects and details added in order to fit well with the stunning side of life, and most importantly, the dinosaurs are in a fine sense of movement and expression with the addition of illustrating enough of the right parts contained from each animal you use.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

Though I do tend to think I've improved a lot since this - it has a sort of cartoony, stylistic quality that I'm not terribly fond of nowadays.
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SangheiliArtist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Have you seen any images much more disturbing than some of yours? I think that Totoro who ate the girl's father was impossibly gruesome...(seeing how she's guilty for shooting him and letting the monster eat him!)

And no problem....now go ahead and bomb someone from the inside. :p

Anyways, the picture is vibrant and intricate for it's lines.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
XD I guess I should be flattered that you think some of my images are almost that disturbing... though this one is fairly friendly in nature, considering. :D
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SangheiliArtist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
correction: NOT ENOUGH BLOOD ON THOSE LAST TWO PICTURES!
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SangheiliArtist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Yeah...violence doesn't bother me one bit, hopefully not even in real life....sometimes it angers me.
Besides...there's not enough blood in your gallery! Gore cannot withstand the audience without barrels and barrels of pure blood!:lmao:

remember these?
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The last two of these contain enough blood IMO, but they're nicely detailed.

Those are truly horrifying.

Anyways, I adore your coloring style. In case you want to make a violent artwork, PLEASE boost the level up to NC-21+! I'm willing to see some dark, and highly realistic shit this time! :chainsaw:
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Those are interesting, but I rarely draw gore just for the sake of gore - it's always naturalistic and somewhat realistic gore, like two Deinonychus slashing some poor unsuspecting herbivore to bits and then eating it. =p
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SangheiliArtist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Try some shithead crushing up an innocent puppy's eyes, then slicing it's throat to silence it's shrilling screams to it's bloody bits, then finally annihilating the body into the most disturbing way possible.

Another nightmare can be when 100 bodies, explode in shrieking terror as the blood drips mercilessles.

Next thing you know it, your mind will lash out and you will end up killing people to the worst possible angst in real life.

Rated NC-30+.
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Musquash Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Nice job, I like all the details and the colors are wonderful.
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