Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Deinonychus antirrhopus


I painted an older sketch of Deinonychus antirrhopus using Photoshop. I must admit, I'm no where near a computer artist but I had quite a bit of fun with Photoshop. I didn't know you can do so much with it...

Anyway, the all-too-famous Deinonychus antirrhopus. One of my favourite dinosaurs thus far. I didn't draw flight feathers on this guy mostly because of the simpler integuments of Sinornithosaurus but its quite obviously outdated now that we know one of its closest relative Velociraptor was found to have quill knobs on its ulna. These are little bumps on the surface of the bone and are typically associated with flight feathers in modern birds.

2 comments:

Zach Miller said...

Good picture! I like the coloration. Given that new Deinonychus feeding study you sent me awhile back, I would actually take feathers off the head and neck. No point in growing feathers there if you're just going to get them bitten and torn off. :-)
I've been experimenting with Photoshop too. I have a Wacom tablet, too, but I'm just not as comfortable clicking buttons as I am reaching for an eraser or a colored pencil, you know?
I need to get with the times, though. My friend Scott Elyard is a paleoartist whiz who does a TON of work on Photoshop to amazing results.

Mambo-Bob said...

That's an interesting idea - like vultures!