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The Road Traveled by sugarpoultry The Road Traveled by sugarpoultry
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She's come a looong way!

So I decided to take a trip down memory lane by re-watching the TV adaptation of "Dinotopia." Felt inspired by that, and some crazy dreams lately, to draw something like it. I know Dinotopia doesn't have carnivores to ride on, but I don't care. If I want a pet dinosaur, its gonna be a raptor! :D

I also experimented with perspective and angles. That took probably the most time. Hard stuff. :(

Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos4 tablet, 8 hours
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Kolhrafn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because seriously who wouldn't want a deinonychus or utahraptor to ride on? In the books of Dinotopia the head librarian in Waterfall City was a deinonychus.
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:iconfan-of-the-dark-side:
totally agree ! Either a pet raptor or a pet t-rex :D !
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great :)
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Chatterbeast Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nobody said it's supposed to be JUST the herbivores. Chances are someone could ride on an herrerasaurus in Waterfall City.
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Cohayden Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
yes! someone else that remembers Dinotopia! :D
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andre-ma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
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Foschia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
(Abed voice)Coolcoolcool. I want one.

Meanwhile - I'm super-de-duper impressed by the new ideas you experimented with in perspective and composition - it's very visually interesting. The Dino and the girl are both immaculate. The only thing I would change would be the castle/bridge in the background. It looks strangely flat and unmade next to your awesome dino wrangler. You could think about using a similar outlining style as the one on the foreground, but in a much, much more neutral, light tone(think goldy-grey). That way, the focal points in the fore(dino awesomeness), med.(bushes/waterfall), and background(castle/bridge) are all unified in style.
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blue-eyed-wolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! I knew this was Dinotopia before even reading the description. All the way back in sixth grade I used to read the book series! I LOVE Dinosaurs! :D Great perspective on this one! ;)
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GE-1308 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! 8D I dream to ride a raptor since I'm 7 years old *---*

And I recognize that patern! Looks like the Dino Crisis raptor :P
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that the miniseries and TV series added more antagonists. Rexes weren't cutting it for me^^ I mean, they could have at least added a Spino, or a Giganoto! :shakefist:
As for the pic, I am absolutely stunned! this is so beautifully and intrinsically done! The minute details of the highlights on the claws, and the scaly hide, and the trees in the background heighten the realism, and I adore the perspective!
Go raptors!! :XD:
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