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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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KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow that raptor look so epic *-*

so excellent background , so wonderful details ,so beautiful color , so excellent style ,so brilliant Raptor !

so fantastic dinosaur feet !!


You should draw more dinosaurs Chicken Dance 
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I should do more dinosaurs!
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
yes please this raptor look so epic *-*  , more dinosaurs would be so excellent

maybe some fight picture with dead or knockout raptors would be epic *-*
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LunaOfMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that raptor.  <3<3  :)
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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.
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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This woman shall be my wife!
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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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Tytoquetra 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  Student 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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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yah I agree. T-rex is overratted. :\

And thank you! :D
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe I hear you^^ not that I don't like T Rex, but it's used so much.
Gimme Troodons, or Ornithomimids, or Pachecephalos instead.
You're quite welcome
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Dilophomatty123 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is effing fantastic!!!

God I wish I could get this good one day, props to you dude/dudette :)
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Amatera5u Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I were a wizard, this would be my mode of transportation.
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MisteriaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is.. absolutely amazing... the angle, the physical aspect of the dinosaur... the background... I'm absolutely in love with this picture. You amazing me so much with how incredibly talented you are~
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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SpaceDraco Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could...I would so ride the raptor.xD So cool!
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littlewolfling Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it has some carnivores to ride on.. The nanny? It's a raptor ;)
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
She looks like a Dustriders in Paraworld! :D
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Swampqueen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I really need to like, actually read Dinotopia, because nothing makes me happier than lovely fantasy world dinosaurs like this UuU
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOOVE it! Your work is absolutely stunning! :D
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
The only way to travel. :)
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't call people I don't know, and it is unwise to share your personal phone number on the Internet. I'm going to hide your post for your protection.
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ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thanx hun...I see us all (sci-fi authors,artists,..ect) as our own "brothers&sisters" plus liveing out here on the islands has got me away from the "dont trust anyone" mentality i had on the mainland...so "live in aloha" and be blessed my talented friend..KENNEY
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Carolzilla Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna guess you used Novaraptor from Primal Carnage as a reference?

Anyway the drawing really does look amazing, and its true, its sad there is no carnivore dinos as pets there ;-;
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't reference from any one raptor in particular. I had lots of raptor pictures I looked at. ;)
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Carolzilla Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its because his anatomy and colors look exactly like Novaraptor XD
[link]
arnage.com/website/classes-raptor
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yah heh, I guess it does. I used this for a color reference: [link]
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VaerepireStudios Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I want one too!
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PirateCaptAxel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love Dinotopia, there is even a book series
I thought of my own Dinotopia story where there is a group of people, led by my character, that ride (mostly) carnivores, the majority of them ride Allosaurus's

((this idea is mine no one may use it thank you very much))
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You can't say that, but sounds cool. :)
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PirateCaptAxel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
true someone may have thought the same idea but maybe they used different dinos and my story is truely from my own imagination
Thank You for the compliment :)
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ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
My pet dinosaur is going to be a T-Rex! I always wanted to ride a T-Rex. Great job on your picture! Your Raptor looks a lot like the ones from Jurassic Park.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Pretty cool Jurassic Park fanart :)
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not Jurassic Park fan art. O_o But I mean, the raptor is inspired by JP.
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Soydira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Makes me want do dig out my copy of Dinotopia.
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Yuikita-Sumaki777 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :love:
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SatyrPluto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I say that's a win on the perspective. Love the angle.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
didn't see the tv series of it, but the books (and think the films) had people on carnivorous dinosaurs' backs.

lovely image.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dinotopia? I remember that from when I was a kid... :heart: So many fond memories...
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I'm normally cynical enough to complain about a lack of feathers... But since I remember reading Dinotopia as a child, I'm compelled to ignore the cynicism of my current age. Bravo!

((Although, I must confess that therapods look incredibly silly to me without their feathers :/ ))
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Blayze-EmberScales Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the perspective on this is amazing!!! I love this so much! <3
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Gretgor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It's so awesome, I love the coloring details, and the concept to it is so bad ass it's unbelievable. I want to ride a raptor too!
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