Woo! Uploading two finished pieces in two days. Am I on a roll, or what? (Even though this one has been sitting around for a few weeks...)
Anyway, this little fellow is based off the juvenile Sinornithosaurus "Dave" found not too long ago. It also happens to be my favorite dinosaur.
I'm not sure what happened with the plumage... I usually base my dino-feathers off existing animal patterns, but this guy turned out to look like some horrible, unfortunate hybrid of bluebird and woodpecker.
Since he's such a little guy, his mama probably wounded that proto-rodent (species completely undefined) and let him finish it off.
I admit that I used (probably too much) artistic license on the wing feathers; I'm sure they're way too advanced. (But they look cool. So ssh.) He definitely couldn't fly, but could probably glide and such. Nonetheless, the arm feathers were probably much more primitive.
Also, I had to scan this in four parts, so piecing it together was kind of crappy... and my scanner likes to blur edges in random places. I tried to fix most of it but I'm pretty sure you could tell if you looked really closely.
Please full view! Lots of details are lost in the little version. (But don't look TOO closely lest you see my sub-par scanning and piecing-together abilities.
If you don't know about sinornithosaurus and/or feathery dinos, read about 'em here. [link]
Picture done in Prismacolors with minimal acrylic highlights and chalk pastel background.