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Mantling Dromaeosaur by Ashere Mantling Dromaeosaur by Ashere
A dromaeosaurid mantels a dying ornithopod. This is based on a paper that was just published, speculating whether dromaeosaurid predation resembled the raptors of today. I like it, personally, and I think it's an interesting pose.

I made an effort to emphasize the bird like here, making the predator as fluffy as an excited bird of prey. He'll calm down later, when he's full, and his feather will smooth down and give him a sleeker appearance.
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Azurehypnock Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist
I like this drawing !
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful artwork :)
Monsoni Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Very nice.
littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Always looking for good paleoart and yours is just amazing. Wish I had more to say, just in awe right now. +Watch!
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your..icon...can't...look away.....

Thanks! I'm really glad you like it.
Saberrex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like something out of a naturalist's journal. only one word describes this. incredible.
JD-man Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
There are 2 things I really like about this deviation: The scene's realism (In other RPR reconstructions, either the animals look weird or the poses look weird); The dromaeosaurid's birdiness (I really like how excited birds look). I also like your style. IDK what, but something about it makes your drawings easy on the eyes.

BTW, out of curiosity, are the dinos meant to be Deinonychus & Zephyrosaurus? Also, what hawk species did you base the dromaeosaurid's patternation on?
Ashere Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really pleased with how this one came out, especially since it started as a very, very rough sketch.

The dromaeosaurid and ornithopod are pretty much generic species, although they could be Deinonychus and Zephyrosaurus. Let us say that it is a some type of dromaeosaur that has the exact proportions of the illustration. :) The patterning is roughly similar to that of a red-tail, but for the most part it was basically made up on the fly, if you will.
JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Are you familiar w/the drawing in the following link? I ask b/c it reminded me of this drawing & I think they're tied for best RPR reconstruction.

Ashere Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wasn't, but I really like it. These may actually be better then mine.
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