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Valentinosaurus<3
Yes I know I’m late to the party dsfghjI usually don’t celebrate valentines day. But then I realized it’d be a great excuse to paint kawaii raptors snuggling.The color scheme for the feathers are inspired by the titmouse bird.

Valentinosaurus<3

Yes I know I’m late to the party dsfghj
I usually don’t celebrate valentines day. But then I realized it’d be a great excuse to paint kawaii raptors snuggling.
The color scheme for the feathers are inspired by the titmouse bird.

Deinonychus - A quick anatomy Guide

foervraengd:

Deinonychus is the original dinosaur that was incorrectly named “velociraptor” in the Jurassic Park movies.

The Velociraptor is in reality not bigger than a turkey.

Deinonychus is much larger and more popular among artists and dinosaur-fans, alongside with the T-Rex.

It was quick and agile, probably lived in small packs, and some studies suggests that Deinonychus had the biggest brain (in relation to its body) of all theropods and therefore was very intelligent - they probably hunted their prey with a certain level of organization.

Drawing Deinonychus is very fun! But as we all know, finding any good references of dinosaurs is not easy.


So I’ll give you a brief and quick guide in what to keep in mind when drawing a deinonychus - with as realistic anatomy as possible.

Now, we can use an existing animal as a rough reference for the Deinonychus - BIRDS


Dinosaurs in general IS NOT REPTILES.

DINOSAURS= BIRDS.


The dinosaurs has two thing in their anatomy that you can only find in birds:

The Wish bone’s purpose is to make the arms being able to move like wings. And since dinosaurs where the ancestors of today’s birds, they all had an anatomy almost identical to birds as we know them today.

So, in order to learn ourselves how to draw a natural looking dinosaur, we have to stop seeing them as reptiles and start seeing them as bird-like creatures.

The Deinonychus probably had feathers, however, for now we will stick with the naked Jurassic Park-version in order to understand it’s anatomy. Please observe how the arms are held like a bird has it’s wings.


Here’s a easy example of how you connect the neck with the body. Remember that theropods like velociraptor and deinonychus had very slim and slender bodies. Not wide and rough like a t-rex or carnotaurus.

Deinonychus has four toes, one small, two medium and then of course the well known claw.

Even if some dinosaurs have legs like the right ecample, raptors like Deinonychus looks more like the one to the left.

Two simple steps in how you draw the head in profile. Notixe that the back of the head is actually the neck.

Another thing dinosaurs have in common with birds, is that they have “Eye Bones”.

The size of the “Eye-bones” determines the size of the eye-lob. So archeologists can actually see what size the eyes was on the species.

VERY COMMON MISTAKE


ALL land-living predators (and birds) have the eyes facing forwards, only herbivores have their eyes placed at the sides of the head.

And here’s some last sketches to show the dimensions of the Deinonychus head.

I hope this will learn you guys something. Now I need to rush to the train!!

Deinonychus - A quick anatomy Guide

Deinonychus is the original dinosaur that was incorrectly named “velociraptor" in the Jurassic Park movies.

The Velociraptor is in reality not bigger than a turkey.

Deinonychus is much larger and more popular among artists and dinosaur-fans, alongside with the T-Rex.

It was quick and agile, probably lived in small packs, and some studies suggests that Deinonychus had the biggest brain (in relation to its body) of all theropods and therefore was very intelligent - they probably hunted their prey with a certain level of organization.

Drawing Deinonychus is very fun! But as we all know, finding any good references of dinosaurs is not easy.


So I’ll give you a brief and quick guide in what to keep in mind when drawing a deinonychus - with as realistic anatomy as possible.

Now, we can use an existing animal as a rough reference for the Deinonychus - BIRDS


Dinosaurs in general IS NOT REPTILES.

DINOSAURS= BIRDS.


The dinosaurs has two thing in their anatomy that you can only find in birds:

The Wish bone's purpose is to make the arms being able to move like wings. And since dinosaurs where the ancestors of today’s birds, they all had an anatomy almost identical to birds as we know them today.

So, in order to learn ourselves how to draw a natural looking dinosaur, we have to stop seeing them as reptiles and start seeing them as bird-like creatures.

The Deinonychus probably had feathers, however, for now we will stick with the naked Jurassic Park-version in order to understand it’s anatomy. Please observe how the arms are held like a bird has it’s wings.


Here’s a easy example of how you connect the neck with the body. Remember that theropods like velociraptor and deinonychus had very slim and slender bodies. Not wide and rough like a t-rex or carnotaurus.

Deinonychus has four toes, one small, two medium and then of course the well known claw.

Even if some dinosaurs have legs like the right ecample, raptors like Deinonychus looks more like the one to the left.

Two simple steps in how you draw the head in profile. Notixe that the back of the head is actually the neck.

Another thing dinosaurs have in common with birds, is that they have "Eye Bones".

The size of the “Eye-bones” determines the size of the eye-lob. So archeologists can actually see what size the eyes was on the species.

VERY COMMON MISTAKE


ALL land-living predators (and birds) have the eyes facing forwards, only herbivores have their eyes placed at the sides of the head.

And here’s some last sketches to show the dimensions of the Deinonychus head.

I hope this will learn you guys something. Now I need to rush to the train!!

JP Velociraptor by ~PaleoPastori

JP Velociraptor by ~PaleoPastori

Here&#8217;s some more Deinonychus doodles. These ones are more cartoony, dinosaurs probably didn&#8217;t have lips or &#8220;eyebrows&#8221; like in the picture. However, if you use the real skeletal anatomy as a base, you can tweak some areas in order to easier make different expressions.
oh btw me and my friend Tomb runs a webcomic with dinosaurs: Krig RAWR!

Here’s some more Deinonychus doodles. These ones are more cartoony, dinosaurs probably didn’t have lips or “eyebrows” like in the picture. However, if you use the real skeletal anatomy as a base, you can tweak some areas in order to easier make different expressions.

oh btw me and my friend Tomb runs a webcomic with dinosaurs: Krig RAWR!