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Sinornithosaurus Juvenile by EWilloughby Sinornithosaurus Juvenile by EWilloughby
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. :D 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.
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:iconalexisathene:
AlexisAthene Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Great coloring! Well it's paleo-hawk!
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
Beautiful pic! Great composition. Like the detail.
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe I missed this piece. It's wonderful!
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werewolf-skin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Nice!! I don't think it looks bad at all. It was done very well. I can't even see any blurs that I know of.
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anima-pteryx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
love it, more amazing pencil work!
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:iconperylousdemon:
perylousdemon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005   Photographer
Wow... :+fav:
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:icondemonllama:
demonllama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Spiffy :)
I rather like the plumage. The background is nice too.
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:iconspikespiegelkitsune:
spikespiegelkitsune Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
great!!
draw a Triceratops or a Troodon
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:icondraconisnox:
DraconisNox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Lovely as always.
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:iconmnmcandiez:
mnmcandiez Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Ah I wish I had your talent

GREAT job
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vertigo-irony Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
its very interesting to see your renditions of these dinosaurs!
you bring art and science together well :clap:
aah its so great to have visuals for when I am learning about gradual transition of light boned dinosaurs to eventual birds.

:-)
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ohkami-rose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
aww awsome! i love the lil dead thing :D
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:iconkashuarashi:
kashuarashi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Dude, I WANT one. I don't care that it would likely rip my arm off for dinner, I WANT one! *_*

I really like your use of pattern and colour with your dinos. I remember the first time I heard the new "dinosaurs may have had patterns and bright colouring" theory (amazing how I've heard of this "new" theory at least three times in my life, years appart each time) and loving it. You do a great job with it. ^_^
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Efig Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Amazing coloring! It looks wonderful! Where did you learn to color like that?
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Nhoj-da-Wafflefarmer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Totally...like...uhh...you know...sexy???
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:iconeerin:
eerin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
I actually like this more than your velociraptors image that got DD... :XD:
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
So do I, actually.
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Reb29 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Very spiffy:!: :+favlove: from me:!:

Sincerely,
~Reb29
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ForlornHope Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Me gusta este mucho :) You should illustrate a dinosaur book, you'd make millions ^.^
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Senav Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
There is NO WAY I will ever be able to pronounce that name. But he does remind me of a parrot. Thus, he shall be dubbed 'Parrot-Man". Yay.
The proto-rodent reminds me more of a weasel or a mongoose.
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:icondipstikk:
dipstikk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
Sin-Orn-Ith-Oh-Sore-Us.

You're welcome. ;)
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Well Done!!! You have made a really good job this. The colours stand out well. The texture on the branches and the body are really well done too. Nice work.
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allykat456 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
your colored pencils skills amaze me! Nice work on... just about everything!
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UBERDFA Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
coolness
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