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Whoosa-clever-girl-den by Risachantag Whoosa-clever-girl-den by Risachantag
Yessho are~ yessho are~

Okay, a little back story's needed here. I've run into a few interesting dinosaur articles recently that suggest that a number of dinosaurs actually had a covering of fluffy down-like feathers (if you're interested: [link] [link] [link] ). ...and I can't read those without thinking d'awww... FLUFFY DINOSAURS! So here's a little raptor* that probably wouldn't be big enough to reach door handles yet.

*Yes yes, Jurassic Park biological errors etc.

Acrylics on canvas board
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kistrix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
It's lovely. Another dinosaur I find hard to picture with feathers is the Ostrich Dinosaur, because I've seen it naked in so many pictures before... They say that their feathers must have been small as those of little chickens.
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ADYNAMICA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so fluff~ I will cuddle it.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:
This magnificient work has been featured in my journal: [link]
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Super cute!
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Gogosardina Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES! - it's about time you lent your skills to the noble pursuit of paleo-reconstruction (and thanks for linking to my painting of Yutyrannus in Huffington post).
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Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks brilliant!!
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Jade-of-the-dragons Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
The only one most of the people I know knew about was the Archaeopteryx, which I have a hard time remembering the name of. I usually end up calling it a Petradon (ptera=wing don=teeth, as opposed to pteranodon{pterodactyl}=wingswithoutteeth). *laugh* I have several scribbles about it that I did when I found out about it. Such a fun concept, though my bone structure in the wings in my drawings always came out more feathered-bat-like...

And this is so darned cute. Looks like it is having fun, and I like the camouflage. ^^ Dancin' isn't 'e?
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Gohanza Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I had never seen an acrylic of a Dinosaur :P
Cute!
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TROPICALHEAD Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
:iconomgsocuteplz:................................:iconstalkerplz:
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
He's so fluffy! I wanna pet him!

Speaking of Jurassic Park, when they did the movie, Spielburg got in touch with one of the leading paleontologists at the time, and asked if there was any fossil records of a supersized raptor breed. They wanted to use it as 'the big one.' The man said that while they hadn't found evidence of such a breed yet, that didn't need it wasn't out there. Two weeks before the movie came out, they unearthed a foot claw the size of a grown man's foot in Utah. So, the big one from the movie is supposed to be the Utahraptor, which was much larger than deinonychus. Cool, huh?
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Read that to and if its true birds desended from dinosaurs then I can see them haveing fluffy chick feathers also dawwwww so cute!

Most Raptors are very small like chicken size only the Utah Raptor was the actualy size of those in the film so this lil Raptor would probably be as adorably cute in rl as it is now <3
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jpfan1989 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a theory, looking at dinosaurs you can put them in groups, based on bone structure i think that most three toed bipedal dinosaurs were birds (NOT evolved to, but were in fact Birds) now as for our quadrupeds they all had 4 to 5 toes, now we have nothing to show what kind of internal organs they had but with their immense size it would be logical to assume that they were mammals or some type of hybrid like platypus.... do we even have proof of egges from any or the quadrupeds? all the dino eggs I've ever read about are from bipedal animals.
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Eh, we have some Sauropod Eggs. Big and round. And claiming all bipedal Dinosaurs were birds is ridicolous. Theropods, which birds are part of, are closer related to Sauropods than to any other Dinosaur.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Great
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And now seeing this again after reading today's XKCD, I'm kinda terrified. [link]
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MinksnDolphins Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I've always loved voloceraptors. And I like this painting ^_^
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LunarCatNinja Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I wish I could paint this well!
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artest-pad Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That is adorable! Love it already
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daniebarton03 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
They're actually described a bit differently in the book compared to the movie as well, though still inaccurate. Great job as always!
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LordColts Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Great work! =D
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wippmaster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
lol
I just saw a documentation about that issue not 2 hours ago.
I loved how they compared T-Rex with a fluffy chicken. X)
He looked much cuter than the beasts in the movie Jurassic Park. :)
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AkiUrameshi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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sonPauten Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is stunning! :D You did a fantastic job.
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Nice, I love it
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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Nudimmud Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm surprised the public mind still adheres to the scaly lizard-like image of dinosaurs. Most evidence points to feathers in all dinosaurs [link] , and some studies have even analyzed feather coloration [link]. Theories on the thermoregulation of large sauropods pins them as one of the few types that *didn't* have feathers.

People on DA, KEEP DRAWING DINOSAURS WITH FEATHERS.
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Popular culture always takes a while to catch up with scientific knowledge. We've had so much time for the giant lizard style of dinosaur to sink in to people's imaginations that displaying dinosaurs in any other way is sure to draw criticism, even if it has solid evidence behind it.
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marjosonic Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually heard that before. There's a webseries called "Freeman's Mind" where the main character imagines a discussion between two people in an enclosed room is the argument of them being more similar to reptiles or birds, with one of them mentioning the same detail you just mentioned in the comments.

The pic is really well done. It looks like it was printed on a shirt. And the dinosaur is very nicely done. Excellent work.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
IS SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!!!
I wish Jurrassic park used the ACTUAL super tall hunters as their main 'bad guys'. The deinonychus. Then again I don't think those hunted in packs.. STILL IT WOULD be more accurate that way XD (And awesome cuz their name is awesome xD).
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Actually, interesting enough, when they did the movie, Spielburg got in touch with one of the leading paleontologists at the time, and asked if there was any fossil records of a supersized raptor breed. They wanted to use it as 'the big one.' The man said that while they hadn't found evidence of such a breed yet, that didn't need it wasn't out there. Two weeks before the movie came out, they unearthed a foot claw the size of a grown man's foot in Utah. So, the big one from the movie is supposed to be the Utahraptor, which was much larger than deinonychus. Cool, huh?
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
OOooh I see, cool!
It sounds like what actually happened in Jurassic park 8B Big claw from the dirt. WHOOSH.
A lot of the dinosaurs and their abilities and such in the movies actually could possibly have existed in that way, because everything is only theories, and all we have to go off of is bones and fossils and mud imprints and things.
I still just wanted them to be Dienonychus because that's the dinosaur I read of first in a book before raptors (also they have an awesome name and are cool xD)
Also the name 'raptor' is used today for a certain type of bird called 'raptor' which has certain type of claws. Mainly the birds of prey. XD
So that makes the name 'raptor' even less awesome (cuz they're birds not dinosaurs XD). I guess it's just my personal opinion XD
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, raptor dinosaurs are thought to be the early versions of todays birds, so personally, that makes them awesome to me, cause they're giant fluffy birds that can pick you up and carry you away! And who knows, they may find even larger versions one day, or even a version with complete imprints of feathers in the rock.

And I totally get why you'd preferred the Dienonychus, he is a cool lean mean killer.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Hehe. I like the raptors of today. But just knowing that 'those raptors actually birds' just kind of ruins the 'romance' of it if you know what I mean XD;
BUT OH WELL. SCIENCE IS SCIENCE. And science means that Dienonychus' are also raptors, but with a different, cooler name. WHOOPSWEEEE *FLIES AWAY*
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jpfan1989 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in they book they used Deinonychus they were being called raptors on the basis or a theroy floating around at the time that Deinonychus and Velociraptors were basicly the same thing.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Oh.. okay. XDD;
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niekitty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
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do you think he saur us?
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KatanaHiryuu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
aaaaaaaaaaw scho kewt *O*
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute and cool!
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Shidyk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know? This is adorable. :XD:
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TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a little guy who will someday grow up and destroy the world, he sure is cute. x3

Wonderful paint job, miss! :clap:
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Miharu811 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh I love it *o* !!
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