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Utahraptor at Dawn by EWilloughby Utahraptor at Dawn by EWilloughby
Utahraptor stands in the shallows of the great early Cretaceous inland sea, looking out to the horizon as the sun rises. Utahraptor, though one of the largest dromaeosaurs, was certainly not always taking down large prey in a dramatic and bloody fashion. On this morning, these dromaeosaurs were not hungry enough to hunt, so they combed the beach for shellfish and protein minutiae washed in by the tide. A small flock of ornithocheiroid pterosaurs pass by above.

Considered making this my 'All Yesterdays' entry (a Utahraptor not being a big badass and ripping apart everything in sight? Unheard of) but ultimately decided to do something more original for that.

Commission for an individual customer. Photoshop CS4, 80+ hours.
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful. It's great to see a Utahraptor this bird-like, as so many people still go for the JP look when it comes to this species. 
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have trouble describing how beautiful this (and all of your art) is.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A gorgeous piece. I love seeing art depicting dinosaurs as more than bloodthirsty creatures.
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aReino Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
nice it reminds me of a book i read... but really amazing art 
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Meerkatmatt2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Raptor red anyone?
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Werociraptor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It's too small
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Compared to what? Current information suggests Utahraptor was around 20 feet long, and that's how I've restored it here.
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Werociraptor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It looks a bit like an oversized sparrow :P
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, that's how they looked! ;)
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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it when people DON'T show their dinosaurs as blood-thirsty demons!  This is amazing!! :)
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