Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
January 19, 2013
Image Size
620 KB
Resolution
1300×924
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,108 (10 today)
Favourites
361 (who?)
Comments
97
Downloads
124
×
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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsquidlifecrisis:
squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   Digital Artist
what strikes me most about this is how the water is painted... every little detail, the foam of the receding waves and the next one coming, the shine on the wet sand... seeing familiar things like that next to such an unfamiliar organism... it reminds one of the overarching theme of evolution, the simultaneous unity and diversity of all life.  The beach and the sky were the same for the dinosaurs as they are for us.  That's a nice thought.
Reply
:iconbioniclesaurus:
BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  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. 
Reply
:icontarbosaurusbatar:
TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have trouble describing how beautiful this (and all of your art) is.
Reply
:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
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.
Reply
:iconareino:
aReino Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
nice it reminds me of a book i read... but really amazing art 
Reply
:iconmeerkatmatt2:
Meerkatmatt2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Raptor red anyone?
Reply
:iconwerociraptor:
Werociraptor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It's too small
Reply
:iconewilloughby:
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.
Reply
:iconwerociraptor:
Werociraptor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It looks a bit like an oversized sparrow :P
Reply
:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, that's how they looked! ;)
Reply
Add a Comment: