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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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ChipmunkRulz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that raptor.  <3<3  :)
scarlethorn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Actually it seemed as though most of dromeosaurs were in society, not the Rainy Basin (which seemed to have only the large carnivores). Therefor if one of them wanted to let their human companion ride, it would be possible.
TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This woman shall be my wife!
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.
totally agree ! Either a pet raptor or a pet t-rex :D !
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great :)
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.
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
yes! someone else that remembers Dinotopia! :D
andre-ma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
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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