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Velociraptor Pair on a Hunt by EWilloughby Velociraptor Pair on a Hunt by EWilloughby
Pair of velocies on a mid-morning Cretaceous hunt.

Velociraptor mongoliensis, done with Prismacolor pencils.

[Edit] I wanted to add to this since some people seem to be confused about the "hairy" look of the raptors. It's not fur, it's proto-feathers. Yes, raptors were most likely covered with a fine layer of primitive feather-like structures, and this idea is reinforced by closely-related dino finds, mainly from China, with obvious feathery imprints. Sinornithosaurus is the best example, and is VERY closely related to velociraptor.

Other feathery dinos include caudipteryx, protarchaeopteryx, sinosauropteryx, and archaeopteryx - all of which have been found with feather imprints. Secondly, some raptor skeletal features are REMARKABLY similar to those of modern birds, like the hip structure, pelvis and hand bones. Most paleontologists are pretty sure that modern birds descended from dinosaurs like velociraptor. I encourage everyone to read up on feathered dinos. Because, you know, knowledge is power and all that jazz. [link]

Also, the coat pattern is derived from that of an ocelot.
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Velociraptor Pair on a Hunt by ~Ferahgo-the-Assassin is beautifully rendered, full of impressive details, and definitely worth a closer look! ( Suggested by TheWeasil and Featured by twosilverstars )
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This piece shows that even outdated Dinosaurs can be beautiful!
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Sauron88 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
guaaaaaaaaaaaaaaau impresionantes colores me encanta!!
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Last-Alexiel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Impresionante!!
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Darknarak Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
WoW! very skilled with those pencils. Love Velociraptors :)
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ericcartman2546 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
those are mario mushrooms! :D lol very good!
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Loyane Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
wohhhh that's beautiful!!!
awesome job!
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abominator345 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
velociraptor = epic killing machine
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WayraHyena Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I like all the little details in the immediate background. I like the "furry" look of the protofeathers and the thick scaled legs. I can't say I've seen this type of patturning on the raptors before, very interesting.
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starlite-decay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
*Eyes ignite with wonder.* <3
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
I, too, enjoy this one very much, and I've a question that Idon't think has been answered. What size is this piece?.
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