Welcome ladies and gentlemen to ART Evolved's Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!
Thank you for waiting, but we've got a big one here!
Amazing fossil evidence show irrefutably that several dinosaurs had feathers. In an effort to promote the current view to the public, ART Evolved is proud to showcase art by incredible artists. Banish the recreations of naked JP velociraptors, and embrace the soft downy feathers! Science in action!
(shared by Dr. Thomas Holtz!)
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Enjoy the over 70 submissions!
Enjoy the Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!
I don’t hate the idea that some dinosaursmay have had feathers, (as a matter of fact I find that some dinosaurs actuallylook cooler with them) but after watching the goofy fluffysaurus (Gorgosaurusand Albertosaurus) on that documentary “March of the Dinosaurs,” Iknew they took this “Dinosaur evolved to birds” thing has gone to far!
Digital illustration of predation behavior of dromaeosaurids as recently proposedby Fowler and colleagues. Paper is free to download here.
Dromaeosaurus albertensis by Bill Unzen
Digital illustration of Deinonychus antirrhopus in a mistyforest.
This is how it wouldhave looked in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight
Princess if Link had transformed into a Deinonychus instead of a wolf.
Sort of a Tramador the Tyrannosaur Fan character. Ithink the pack of the primordial feather is one of the most dangerous andinteresting characters in the Tyrannosaur chronicles! (mind spelling errors)
The Deinonychus is based on a museum mount from the American Museum of Natural History.
Unfortunately at this angle, it looks like it is riding an invisible bicycle.
Saurornitholestes langstoni. Based on the MORmount, but with the posture of the arms fixed.
Digital illustration of Saurornitholestes based on a discovery of fossilized burrows with claw marks that likely belonged to a dromaeosaurid,from around 80 mya Utah.
A Saurornitholestesuses the talons and the body weight to restrain its prey, an unfortunate andstill alive sub adult Stegoceras, while feeding on it.
A test of my new 3D lighting techniques. I had planned on illustrating the "recent" paper
by Chris Carbone, Samuel T. Turvey and Jon Bielby talking about how Tyrannosaurids probably HAD to hunt some of the time due to the far larger population of smaller theropods finding and eating carrion before the Tyrannosaurids could get there first. Sadly the time constraints of creating the new lighting, and memory consumption of 3D feathers caused me to create a more traditional scene.
Digital illustration of new troodontid Talos sampsoni, described as having a healed-over wound onits sickle toe, possibly injured in the act of predation. See the open-accesspaper here.
Talossampsoni; a newly described Campanian troodontid from the USA. The holotypespecimen (UMNH VP 19479) consists of little more than the hindlimbs, ulna andsome vertebre, so this reconstruction is mostly modeled on Saurornithoides andTroodon formosus. Plumage reconstructed after Jinfengopteryx elegans(CAGS-IG-04-0801) and the Rhea, an extant flightless paravian of similar weightand size to T. sampsoni.
Oil painting of Sinornithosaurus, a feathered dromaeosaurid from theearly Cretaceous of China.
Life reconstructionof a feathered dromaeosaurid from the Yixian Formation of Early CretaceousChina. This specimen has been described in great detail, but is still notassigned to any particular species. The feathers on "Dave" andhis friend are not speculative; the exceptionally well preserved fossilmaterial clearly shows a dinosaur covered in various types of feathers. Iused photos of casts of NGMC 91 as reference, as well as the following paper:
JiQ., Norell, M.A., Gao K.Q., Ji S.-A. and Ren, D. (2001). The distribution ofintegumentary structures in a feathered dinosaur. Nature 410(6832),1084-1087.
© 2008 Kalliopi Monoyios
Digitalillustration representing a hypothetical scene from the Jehol group of earlyCretaceous Liaoning of China, something like 122 million years ago. Severalanimals from the Yixian formation are represented here: A microraptoriddromaeosaur, Sinornithosaurus millenni, a feathereddromaeosaurid dinosaur; Liaoxitriton zhongjiani, asalamander; Alloraphidia, a snakefly; Epicharmeropsis, a mayfly, and a dead Callobatrachus,a frog.
Oil painting of Anchiornis, the first dinosaur for a which a full colorpattern was established, chasing a lizard.
My interpretation ofthe dinosaur Rahonavis ostromi (Maevarano Formation, Maastricthtian,Madagascar). A small (crow-sized) unenlagiine raptor which might've been aflying genus. Here, I have presented sexual dimorphism in these two, thecrested one being a male, the crestless one being a female.
Pencil drawing, coloring in Photoshop CS
Xiaotingia, the newarchaeopterygid (or troodontid) by Maija Karala
It's possible that at least some of these four-winged dinosaurs were
feathered right to the tip of the nose, since they apparently did not
have a proper keratinous beak. I have never seen anyone depict them
like that, however, so I gave it a try. It looks somewhat like a yeti.
Xiaotingia zhengi; a recently described archaeopterygid from the Late Jurassic of China. (Xu et al. 2011)
A male Shuvuuiadeserti defends his small harem from a younger rival
by inflating his fleshy "horns" and throat wattles. Theinterloper
shows his submission by tucking his head between his legs.
An alvarezaurid moving between insect mounds encounters a snack.
Just to show howperilous life could be in the desert with dangers other than VelociraptorXD.....this is Citipati osmolskae, very often mistaken for Oviraptor. A veryold picture, from around middle of last year, drawn in eleventh grade. So Ihaven't got everything good and nice....under exam stress......sorry.... (BarunGoyot Formation, Campanian, Mongolia)
Created in ArtRage Studio Pro using Bamboo tablet
Struthiomimus altus by Bill Unzen
Yet another Tyrannosaur chronicles OC. I wentwith a yin yang theme. Note that I like to use some sort of Dragon motif when Ido something with dinosaurs. Dragons will come up in future cartoons, assumingthat SOPA and PIPA don’t get passed. I think these would be cool to see in a TCadventure. (mind spelling errors)
Albertosaurus mobbed by Ornithomimus
Just my equivalent of a doodle, but my planned future direction for Traumador. Don't expect the blog to restart (sadly) anytime soon though. I'm thinking more a reboot of his "universe" in some sort of book form. So do watch for more developments and tweaks on his new look.
How about some non-theropods with feathers!
Psittacosaurus major,a small experimental fun pic. (Yixian Formation, Barremian, China). I omittedthe background in it. (Photoshop coloring on pencil drawing)
(it's the terror bird Titanis, hope it's fine with that)
Modern feathered dinosaurs...
And now for something completely different...
Hears a picture of an Anchiornis. If you see this picture then I must be more lovedaround the paleo art community then I thought! This is a drawing I made becauseI wanted to see if you guys would post such a Interesting piece of artwork. Plus it give me something for my local art show! Oh, and in case youdon’t want to go looking for the verse yourself and “risk yourscientific credibility” it says “For I am not ashamed of the gospel,because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
[Admin - We at ART Evolved are proud of our policy of not censoring art that is sent in to us. Enjoy the art for what it is!]
And for something else completely different...
NEWLY ADDED ARTWORK!
Read more on Raven's blog The CAW Box here
See more about this family of Albertosaurs here
There we are! Thank you so much for checking out ART Evolved's Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!
This is by far our largest gallery to date and one that I am sure will continue to grow! If you want to add to the gallery, send your art to email@example.com!
Huge thank yous to all the amazing artists who submitted incredible work!
The next gallery here at ART Evolved will be in celebration of a fantastic paleoartist, Dan Varner
, who we lost this year.
The Dan Varner Tribute Gallery will open May 2012.
Please join us in a tribute to the master of marine reptiles by sending your art to firstname.lastname@example.org.