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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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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
IT IS VERY FANTASTIC!!!:D (Big Grin) 
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist
I like this drawing !
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful artwork :)
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Monsoni Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Very nice.
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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!
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your..icon...can't...look away.....

Thanks! I'm really glad you like it.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

[link]
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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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:iconjd-man:
JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
On the 1 hand, I like the cleaner lines & details of the other drawing. On the other hand, I like more natural look of your drawing. That's why I think they're tied.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Well done as usual.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice one!
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
looks very natural. One of the best dromie recons I've seen. Good job! :)
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Means a lot coming from you. :)
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windigofer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is probably my favourite so far of the "Dromie hunting like non-dromie raptor" renditions :D Done very well, and looks extremely plausible.

(As an aside, pretty much since we've had hard proof that dromies were likely feathery little beasts with at least strong glider tendencies (with the little ones) and the theories that the infamous claw was a grappling hook...I've wondered if dromie hunting wasn't a bit more "avian" than we give them credit for. Glad to see a formal study exploring this possibility :D)
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of all the reconstructions I've seen based on that paper, I think this is more what I imagine the behavior like than anyone else has illustrated. Nice job!!
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:iconjd-man:
JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I think it's a tie btwn this drawing & the 1 in this link: [link]
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Big fan of your work as well.
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't get how some poeple think feathered raptors look wimpy.
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! This fellow looks intimidating as all hell. I was actually a little shocked when I finished it.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It's pretty boss.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best dromaeosaur reconstructions I've ever seen. Not only does it capture their avian-like physique, but the pose is daunting. It says, no chickens here. No cold-blooded lizards either. This hawk is a warm-blooded killer. That's the way I like it.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is the best reconstruction of said behaviour I've seen yet. :)
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I looked at several pictures of hawks crouching over prey and picked the most dramatic looking one. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
It does seem to make a lot of sense.
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doesn't it? It just looks right somehow.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Makes me respect the raptors of today even more, considering how many times i see the before and after of a hunt around here. I can't tell you how many times i find a mess of feathers around here X3
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SuperSaiyan4Godzilla Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
I read "mating" instead of mantling....
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Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shows where your head is at, doesn't it?

Though consider, if dinosaurs had the same proclivities as mallards that could get ugly fast.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I know I shouldn't ask, but exactly what "proclivities" do mallards have?
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lord.

Mallard Ducks tend to bypass the courtship and go straight to rape. If you go down to the pond in spring, you'll see what I mean. Not only that, but Mallards are the birds that gave us the wonderful termed behavior "Homosexual Necrophilia," which I think also counts as rape, since it's difficult to give consent when you're dead.

Mallards are evil.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
They rape dead ones? Serious? Why?
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who the hell knows? I don't think anyone's figured it out.
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geekspace Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Some sick fusion of sex drive and dominance-establishing impulses, perhaps?

Anyhow, plausible & artfully-rendered raptorial aspects aside, I dig this fluffy little deathball's choice of prey. Excepting heavyweights like Utahraptor, I get the impression that most dromaeosaurs in the 50-150 lb. weight class would be a skosh less eager to play Jack the Giant-Gutter(C) than portrayed in popular media.
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess they're just evil.
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SuperSaiyan4Godzilla Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
My head is always there.

And Dear Lord....draw it.
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not me, sir. You draw it.
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SuperSaiyan4Godzilla Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
I'll outsource to a third party so we can kill someone's innocence in the process.
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