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Deinonychus antirrhopus by jconway Deinonychus antirrhopus by jconway
A postmodern reconstruction of Deinonychus antirrhopus, the real animal behind the "Velociraptors" in Jurassic Park.

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Photoshop CS over pencil drawing
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:iconhotwar696:
hotwar696 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2016
Fine art. Although the skull is construction is just as outdated as the featherless Dromaeosaurs in JP.
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:iconwyatt-andrews-art:
Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so progressive for 2005, this would be considered extremely accurate even today! Are you some sort of visonary?!
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Philoceratops Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Greg Paul did this kind of stuff in the '80s.
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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that was an old comment. He was putting feathers on all sorts of stuff back then
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:iconmegalotitan:
Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Nice!
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:iconzemie:
Zemie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student
Love the background on this, colors are so nice. Deinonychus looks great too!  
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
That's not a deinonychus, that's a bird. Deinonychuses have arms, not wings.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dromaeosaurids had both. The handbone of a wing is just the fused digits of a hand, the fused digits increase stability while flapping. Maniraptors like Deinonychus did not have fused digits and still had claws because they needed them to grab prey and did not fly. Nonetheless, phylogenetic bracketing and the fossil record shows all Dromaeosaurs had wings.
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AntFingers Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would pay to watch this apex predator tear you to shreds.
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Define your reasoning?
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a Greek. If Rusty Crow can be a gladiator, then who couldn't?

Plus, watching a human fight a dromaeosaur would be strangely entertaining.
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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse me sir, are you a JP fanboy. Those are frowned upon in our society
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
They had long, vaned feathers on their arms...
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:iconmegalotitan:
Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, if you see it very carefully there are claws in the wing.
Also, wings are a 'evolved' form of arms, so they are still arms.
And Deinonychus HAD feathers and wings AND arms, deal with it.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
This
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:iconsekley:
Sekley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
You don't know dinosaurs now do you? Raptors such as Deinonychus and Velociraptor had primary, pennaceous wing feathers along their arms. One raptor species, Microraptor, was found with the feathers fossilized and Velociraptor had bumps along the arm bones where these feathers would be anchored.  Some raptors had these wing feathers on their legs too.
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Peekofwar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
If you noticed: This picture does not look anything like a deinonychus.... The positioning, and the fact that there are no hands. This is not a deinonychus. This is pure bird.
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Sekley Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2015
Look bub, I don't know where you get off thinking you know more about dinosaurs than paleoartists who even go as far as consulting with paleontologists to make sure their dinosaurs are accurate as possible. Raptors had wings, it's been a fact since the early 2000's. Feather impressions on the fossils, quill knobs meant to anchor down the secondary and primary wing feathers. Like a modern bird, a raptor's feathers were anchored to the forearm and second finger. Unlike a modern bird, raptors have visible fingers underneath their wings thanks to the long digit bones and claws. If you pluck a dead bird you find run over on the street, you'll see the same fingers only much more atrophied and fused. A dinosaur wing is basically just an arm covered in feathers. Yes even birds are dinosaurs.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2016
LOL at the guy who thinks wings are not hands and will not accept a feathered dromaeosaur arm is a dromaeosaur arm.
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
I just felt like barging in due to the stupidity of that comment.
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:iconsekley:
Sekley Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Ikr?
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Yeah.
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Quite a beauty.
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HeinztheBlueGiant Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Really good, that artwork.
The dinosaurs are truly more birds than reptils.
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Unicornarama Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you painted this in on Photoshop? The textures look so traditional! How did you do that?
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DarkonekoHellsing Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
so cute
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PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great reconstruction!
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dawww. he doesnt look dangerous. i shall name him squshy and he shall be mine. cme here squishy, c'mere c'mon- OH GAWD HE'S MAULING ME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*is dead*
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liliensternus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Really well made, but a bir too bird-like, well to my eye anyway
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:iconkangaskid:
KangasKid Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
A few years of feathered dinos later and this sort of reconstruction is looking more and more likely!
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:iconculpeo-fox:
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
damn, how great is this?! absolutely beautyful work :)
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VoltaireArts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool man!!!!

Fantastic artwork...!!!
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:iconolofmoleman:
olofmoleman Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007   Digital Artist
It does look a bit small.
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:iconjconway:
jconway Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
In comparison to what?
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:iconolofmoleman:
olofmoleman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007   Digital Artist
I think it's the size of the rocks and twigs that make it look small.
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:iconericens:
EricEns Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
well, it is sitting down
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queenofthedinos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
Is it supposed to look THAT tiny? Deinonychus was taller than that!
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:iconjconway:
jconway Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Deinonychus wasn't a big animal - but tiny in comparison to what?
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Mesozoical Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
The twigs around it. It looks about six inches tall. Just saying, it's something to improve on. :)
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Lun-Sei Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
It is somehow unsettling, to see the deinonychus looking so much like a bird.... I was grown up with the old lizard-like image of it, a la "Jurassic Park"! I wonder how many other surprises we can expect. Now my main curiosity is to find out if tyrannosaurus does indeed look the way I was used to think!

Awesome artwork. Very realistic and convincing depiction!
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jconway Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
I suspect practically no dinosaur looked how we expect it looked. I don't expect this is what Deinonychus looked like, but It's more right than the old styley.
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Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how nice colouration. it's great! :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
You brought it back to life very well.
Steve
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