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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.
ADYNAMICA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so fluff~ I will cuddle it.
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This magnificient work has been featured in my journal: [link]
casadrat06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Super cute!
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).
Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks brilliant!!
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?
Gohanza Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I had never seen an acrylic of a Dinosaur :P
TROPICALHEAD Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
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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