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Deinonychus WIP by DELIRIO88 Deinonychus WIP by DELIRIO88
Step 1: Search good reference for your paleoart.
Paleoart is a serious business! A good restoration need good scientific reference. In this case the art of mister Scott Hartman is truly usefull.
According with the discoveries made on the dromeosauridae clade, Deinonychus was feathered. For this reason some reference of wing anatomy are recomended.
With this material make a realistic lineart of Deinonychus.
The pose is very important so try to portrait the animal in a pose as natural as possible. In this case the head aligned with the backbone and the tail held high give a sleek/agile predator look.

Step 2: Fill the outline with a light gray background to make a plain silhouette of the animal.

Step 3: Add shadows using a scale of grays to give a 3D impression to the body.

Step 4: For the coloration I chose the mimetic palette of a partridge, a ground-nesting seed-eater galliformes native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Coloration is applied using a Photoshop layer with "multiply" filter.

Step 5: Add details of the eye, the naked skin, the feathers and partridge-like pattern on the neck and on the womb.

Enjoy the final result!
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scorpenomorph Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
you had a great idea to use for this bird plumage color of Deinonychus ... I congratulate you, I really love
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I like how you focus more on the proportions, shapes, and colors rather than the texture detailing. Far to many artists cover a relatively lackluster drawing in tons of tiny scales and bumps and expect that to look good. I myself have be guilty of this in the past. In the end, in order for a drawing to look good it has to have good shading and a natural form and pose, these things you have truly mastered my friend. ~BionicleSaurus    
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Jei-Dinofelini Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is AMAZING!
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcoffee-and-cream:
Coffee-And-Cream Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing drawing, and I learned some things too. Great job!
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, even if it is an old tutorial.
I prefer this plumage more fluffy, [link]
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Coffee-And-Cream Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
I love the new one, too. The plumage is fluffy. I also love the expressive pose you used.
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tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Feathered Dinosaurs.... You sir are doing it right!
(thank god you didn't put a turkey waddle on it..)
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
UH!! A turkey waddle! It's a good idea! Let me edit the pic! :P
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tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
don't do it man, it's not worth it :D
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AustralianMarcus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the tip
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! An updated little tutorial is coming btw! For my 2013 version! ;)
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raven-amos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work! I love the progression, too. Much cleaner than how my work usually goes ;)
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I'm glad that you like it!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff! I really like the color patterns.
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful!
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:icondelirio88:
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ganzo, puņ essere visto come una versione aggiornata della tavola di Gursche in cui si vedeva il "walking cycle" del Deino ;)
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DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grazie :)
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