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Chaetonychus means "strong-handed eagle claw". Something big is coming...



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:iconjedauw:
JedaUW Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
He looks so friendly! XD
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:icontoxic-red-wolf:
ToXiC-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool markings!
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:icondragonponynyanpower:
DragonPONYnyanPOWER Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwww!!! I just want to hug it! But then I'd probably get clawed.........;) (Wink) 
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, love the anatomy of the face and feet, so eagle-like. I had to Google it to make sure it wasn't an actual dinosaur! XD Lovely job!
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:iconnekoluv3r:
Nekoluv3r Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The markings remind me of a sunflower seed XD
But marvelous work. ;3
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:icondragonauroralight:
Dragonauroralight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cant you draw a Therizonosauros? the vegetarian giant claw?
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munkas02 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*therizinosaurus*
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:icondragonauroralight:
Dragonauroralight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I know i just pressed the wrong button. "O" instead of "I" I think I've fainted.Sweating a little...  couldnt edit it when the comment were submitted, but thanks for telling anyway. :) Have a good day :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlollipop3455555555:
lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
no fluffy feathers?? :CC
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe he's moulting. ;)
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:iconlollipop3455555555:
lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
maybe :3
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the colors on the head.  Also love the face. 
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:iconiguana-teteia:
Iguana-Teteia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Interesting raptor <3
I loved it's colors and striped body :)
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:icondannyp96:
Dannyp96 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This smells of a conspiracy... * shifty eyes *

My batsh*t crazy 10 cents are on this being concept art for a Jurassic Park-like idea where the gene sequencing gaps in the animals are filled in with modern animal DNA as closely related as possible to the extinct species. /shifty-eyes

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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Too bad you were requested to not include plumage. Based on your other feathered creatures from your gallery, I'd love to see what a proper dromaeosaur would look like drawn by you.
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michael221 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the dino and the backgrond good job :)
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
What a beautiful piece! Like a tiger, your fictional theropod is strikingly colored yet well-camoflauged. Have you ever considered or done actual paleontography? I can see that much of what you do is comission work, but you would be great at it.
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello wonderfull ancestral eagle.
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:iconwhiterisu:
Whiterisu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love dinnosaurs!! *-*
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Yay! non fluffy feathers!

Not to be a stickler, but wouldn't the eyes be further forward?
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:iconlollipop3455555555:
lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
fluffy feathers are so cute :C
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
But most likely not accurate except on the very young. Like chick down.
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Errrr... But adult raptors have fluffy feathers?
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I imagine the adult's feathers are more like that of a rhea, emu, kiwi, or cassowary.
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
i know :C
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Due to new (and also old ones from the 90s) research, we know that cute fluffy feathers ARE accurate for adult dinosaurs as well. ;)
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
AWWWW ^O^
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
The eye placement looks right in relation to other dromeosaurs. Though I did give it more binocular vision than other dromeosaurs.
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
To me, it just looks like that's where the tympani should go. Maybe I'm just biased by modern reptiles.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
You should look to modern birds instead of modern reptiles.
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Probably true. But, if I'm not mistaken, haven't they found therapod fossils with that tympani bone ring in the spot where you put the eye?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
If you are talking about the ring of bones floating in one of the fenestra like here [link] . That is where the eye goes, its called a sclerotic ring, more info here [link]
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dinshino Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I've always wondered the name of that and was remembering it being in the third hole back for some reason.

Also, I'm probably thinking of a different therapod skull. Though a search of "Chaetonychus" didn't really get me much other than your picture, so I can't say for certain. I just know that the eye goes in the middle hole near the orbital process.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You wouldnt get any other results because I made this dinosaur up. Also I'm sort of confused by your last sentence. Dinosaurs do not have skulls similar to lizards, they have much less skull behind the eyes than a lizard does.
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zappythedrodo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
reminds me of a genprey kind of ;D well done
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Sergane Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the colors are neat, and the background too ! Nice job. Does it eat meat ? or plants ?
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013fb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
reminds me of a humbug
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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TheThagomizer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I can't help but feel it would look better with a lot more of those quills all over the place, but I suppose that's just a matter of personal preference. It's a beautiful piece regardless, and I'm curious to see what other 'Dinosaurs' might follow.
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Angela239 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you almost tricked me into thinking this was a real dinosaur. Very nice design, the feet and eyes are the most interesting.
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AlanGarou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
The forward-facing eyes remind me of that dude who went nuts and kept talking about how raptors would have evolved into things almost identical to humans if they hadn't been wiped out. Dude was nuts, but still, it would've been cool to have raptor people living alongside us.
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tigeronyx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
They wouldn't be along side us, the only reason humanity exists is the dinosaurs went extinct and allowed mammals to take their place, and it probably would have happened you know
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:iconalangarou:
AlanGarou Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I know. Still...
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:icontigeronyx:
tigeronyx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
It does sound rather insane but there is some sound palaeontological evidence behind it
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SleepwalkerSerenade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Just awesome. I really like the way you used the spines (feathers?) on its backside.
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:iconrabbitmadness:
RabbitMadness Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i like enjoy so much watch your artworks!
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:iconwildwolffie:
WildWolffie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic work! Colorful and beutiful :))
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always. Love the choice of colours (as all the rest, obviously).
Hope to know a little more about it ;)
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love his style !
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:icondirenkei:
DirenKei Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oooo i like this guy! i love your dinos. i am digging the strip pattern
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