June 23, 2013

Jinfengopteryx elegans by Hillary Esdaile:

"New Caledonian crows fashion sticks into harpoons and use them to snag tasty grubs out of holes and rotting wood. I wanted to draw a dinosaur using tools the same way, and I figured if any dinosaur was clever enough to figure it out, it would be a troodontid. So here is Jinfengopteryx elegans, a small troodontid from China that lived around 122 million years ago. This was my first serious foray into paleo art and though I admit I took some liberties with the flora, I tried to be as accurate as I could with the dinosaur. Jaime A. Headden helped me out a lot with the anatomy (many thanks!)”

GIFs from this video

(Source: rah-bop.deviantart.com)

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    Bought this as an art print at the con this weekend!
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    Simply gorgeous.
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