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Paleo-Colours: Sinornithosaurus by PaleoAeolos Paleo-Colours: Sinornithosaurus by PaleoAeolos
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
wow i really love this! wonderful colors and feather arrangement/design! :D
MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on the feathers! I rally like the coloration and pose. The feathers on the body seem nice and long, but that also means things like the upper arm and upper leg would be totally hidden--especially the hip joint which seems to be visible here. The proportions seem to be based on NGMC 91 but it's got feathering like an adult Sinornithosaurus (longer wing feathers, more developed hind wings) which had much longer tails, and the tails in all sinorns had rectrices most of the way down, not just near the tip.

Again, great job, would be perfect with a few minor tweaks!
pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAWDAMMIT! You're the harbinger of counterintuitive integument things, even after having your field guide published :)
MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks? Not sure what's counter-intutive about it though... If anything, the GSP style of drawing feathered theropods with long contour feather but still somehow showing the underlying outlines of the arms and legs like the feathers are simply texture wrapped to a CG model makes very little sense... And the fact that Dave has rectories covering the distal 2/3 of the tail is discussed in the paper and visible in any photo of the fossil!
pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It's decidedly old-school in everything besides it's remiges. GSP should have done this in his field guide, but he committed the grave mistake of thinking these dinosaurs looked like he thought they did in 1988 - streamlined shrink-wrapped things with wings.

Great patterns on his face, man. And great work in general.
PaleoAeolos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks mate... yes, the last versions of Paul are not feathered enough, but who knows... maybe are more accurate... There is always space for speculation in this kind of works
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April 11, 2013
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