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PSA Addendum by babbletrish PSA Addendum by babbletrish
Drawing painted ion Photoshop. A follow-up to "An Important PSA". Yeah, this isn't going to get me in trouble at all...

Edit: I should note, after some research, that this is not a new thing. Take a look at old dinosaur books. Almost across the board all the "nekkid" dinosaurs are the lovely shades of Crap Brown, Diarrhea Green, Intestinal Distress Puce -- while Archeopteryx, because she is the only animal with feathers around, is almost always reconsructed as a "Sparkleraptor". More about this here: [link]

And for a more serious take on feather colors, and what you may be inadvertently implying about your dinosaurs through them, see here: [link]
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KuromiAkumura Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually raptors probably would of had colourful plumage like a parrot
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
ahm, no they're predators, predators have dull colors so they wouldn't be spotted easily
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KuromiAkumura Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also a tiger is a predator and they are orange soo and leopards are yellow ....many predators can be colourful. Try educating yourself on the topic first
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KuromiAkumura Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raptors evolved into birds and many birds have bright coloures to attract mates and such, camouflage comes in more colours then just brown. Also they are billions of years extinct so how can you know what a animal you you never seen before look like ??? Allot of palentologists have made theory's they did have bright feathers
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Ahm no, just no, raptors aren't overly dressed, end of story, no need to make an essay
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KuromiAkumura Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't know , are you a palaeontologist ? No then get off your high horse and think maybe you aren't always right
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I may not be Robert T Bakker level of experience, but Who the hell thinks that this looks right in any way shape or form?
img05.deviantart.net/fc19/i/20…


Because all predators are rainbow colored obviously, lmao and if you think that looks good, then what in the world are you smoking and can I have some cause that sounds good
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KuromiAkumura Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know colourful doesn't mean rainbow -.- and also many palaeontologist have also made theories that they would of have colourful features like parrots. But at the end of the day there is no right or wrong because there are only theories
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
ah, the wording confused me into thinking "raptors are parrot-coloured"
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megadracosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Student
They actually discovered that the Archeopteryx was black and white, not unlike a magpie.
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Archeopsy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Ironic how the sparkleraptor has more accurate wing feathers than the accurate one.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That was totally intentional and not due to the fact that I did not quite understand maniraptor hand/wing anatomy when I drew this years ago... (shifty eyes)
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vasix Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SSSSSPAAARRRRKLESSSSSS
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william023 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
hunter's should have subtle colours.
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Sombraptor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
In this case, yeah, it's gone waaaaaay too far, but tell "subtle colors" to a tiger.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Tigers blend in
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william023 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
I like colour's that make sense.
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william023 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
they blend in, don't they?
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william023 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
it was precisely my problem with dinosaur island.
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munkas02 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA! GAAAAAY! (Emoticon) LOLOLOLOLOL 
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TyrannosaurusRex-123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Male dinosaurs actually need these brightly colours feathers to attract mates or warn off enemies, though.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
The good thing is, not even birds of paradise go too far.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
But a predator needs to blend in.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Yes but this was about dromaeosaurs (which were)
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Yes they do (except unenlagiines, which I can't see hunting proportionately large prey)

Considering there is as-yet unpublished evidence of Microraptor hunting prey twice its size, and the Mongolian Fighting Dinosaurs fossil (Velociraptor vs. prey 10 times its size), I say that these two groups can kill prey larger than themselves single-handedly.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
They're the same length, but the herbivore/omnivore is definitely a LOT heavier. Yet the theropod got a claw into the neck before they died.
Apparently Mark Witton disagrees with Hone.

Albertonykus has mentioned it in regards to droms being more adapted towards agility and general mobility than straight-line speed in order to hunt proportionately large prey.
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sparkle Raptor
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TheRedRipper Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do sparkle animals count as a form of mutation?
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f14ace Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
A sparkleraptor.  Now I've seen everything.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  Laughing  
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I read the blog, and thankfully for me I did not bend any criteria in there.
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
The funny thing is I've seen SPARKLECERATOPSIANS, all quilly and feathery.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw some dude paint a fully-feathered Triceratops with a color scheme inspired by a gorram Blue-and-Gold Macaw. I wanted to comment, "Great painting and I like the unusual creature concept but... that's... not what people mean when they say, 'feathered dinosaurs'... like, at all..."
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HeroesRain Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The funniest feathered dino representation I think Ive seen was on a show about dinosaur feathers, and they were showing different ideas of what styles of feathers a T-Rex could have had... They gave it a red-orange mohawk and it looked like Bowser.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No lie - that sounds awesome. And not at all because Tyrannosaurs with Mohawks was kind of a meme in 80's cartoons.
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Amasakai Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I completely agree, i noticed that when i was younger, back when feathered dinosaurs popped out of discovery channels ass. [link]
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Razorsaw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
To be fair, I imagine there were at least a few tropical colored theropods in some areas of the world back then.

Just not all of them.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I do too. The thing is, (shamelessly copies this from a few posts back) the fabulous brightly colored birds running around now tend to not be the ones who have to sneak up on live prey animals for a living. They also tend to live high in the trees of tropical forests where they are actually fairly well-camouflaged. And they tend to be literal rare birds. For every one gaudy species of Bird of Paradise, there are two-dozen brown-with-gray-stripes/gray-with-brown-stripes/slightly-different-brown-with-darker-brown-stripes/ect. species of sparrow.
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Razorsaw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
also, hi, big fan of your work XD
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks!
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Bonegirl321 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that's colorful one
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good point!
I think I used to be guilty of this, but I've gotten better.

I never really understood that either, really. I mean, I don't think that animals were to bright because that's no help for camouflage, but they weren't super boring either.... (of course I'm not talking about really big animals because they have no hope of hiding anyway)
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favorite recent pieces of paleoart has a pair of huge-normous brachiosaurs courting each-other. And they look like what Peter Max sees when he closes his eyes: [link]
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Those Brachiosaurs look more like aliens than dinosaurs.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Take it up with the guy who painted it.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, they are bright.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I like Mr. Realistic, lack of wing feathers notwithstanding. Is that his official name? I ask b/c when I 1st saw him, I thought "I shall call him...Mini-Raptor Red".

BTW, are you familiar w/Brougham? I ask b/c, based on what I've read (E.g. The above Dinogoss link), his feathered dinos are some of the most realistic color-wise (See "species reconstructions" & "ecological and reproductive reconstructions"): [link]
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