Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
September 4, 2009
Image Size
1.9 MB
Resolution
1130×848
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,683
Favourites
121 (who?)
Comments
11
Downloads
454
×
Sinosauropteryx by EWilloughby Sinosauropteryx by EWilloughby
This is the seventh of my illustrations for mine and *Agahnim's evolution book, Sinosauropteryx prima. If you're unfamiliar with our book, feel free to check out the previous six illustrations: Jinfengopteryx, Microraptor, Archaeopteryx, Velociraptor, Sinornithosaurus, and Epidexipteryx.

Sinosauropteryx, from the early Cretaceous of China's Liaoning, is famous as being the first dinosaur found with fossilized feather impressions, and one of the most primitive. Its feathers were very simple, and would have been little more than furry down. It was thought that this animal's body covering may have been collagen fiber remains instead of feathers, but more recent analysis of its long tail - which shows an alternation of light and dark bands - shows that it was more likely to be primitive down.

As usual, lots of appreciation to *Agahnim and the Gondolendians for their help and advice with this.

Medium: Prismacolor pencil over watercolor on illustration board.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
another incredible picture!
Reply
:iconnebulafire:
nebulafire Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Another great piece -- I love how well you captured the Sinosauropteryx in its natural habitat so, well, naturally! Fascinating picture and fascinating creature as well.
Reply
:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Wonderfull Picture!´Also looks kinda cute.
Love all those Details!
Reply
:iconhellknite:
hellknite Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
fantastic :D amazing detail and depth into the background! good use of colours too
Reply
:iconfelix-leg:
felix-leg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you do "prehistoric feel" on your pictures with those pencils :aww:
Reply
:iconbrokenmachine86:
BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
Reply
:icontrevelyanl85a2:
TrevelyanL85A2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Very nicely done. I see the shadowing, detail with the animal, and lighting are all beautifully captured.

This is your best masterpiece yet. Even the Basterds would be pleased :)

Giving you dA Love :D
Reply
:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :hug:
Reply
:iconel-moppo:
El-Moppo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Digital Artist
An awesome picture.
I Loves It! :D <3 :)
Reply
:icondeliquesce-flux:
Deliquesce-Flux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
That is wonderful :D I love the details and texture ;P
Reply
Add a Comment: