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Public Service Announcement by babbletrish Public Service Announcement by babbletrish
Pen and ink drawing painted in Photoshop. Sorry, but this drives me up the wall.

Addendum: Boy have I got some interesting comments on this one. O_o
For the record, I'm angry at the *professional* artists, toy makers, ect. who are still doing this. No offense is meant to the "Jurassic Park" fandom (hell, I'm *part* of that fandom, so yeah). You don't have to stop drawing "JP"-style 'raptors just because of this comic. (But don't knock feathered maniraptors until you draw a few yourself. Feathers are ruttin' easy to draw anyway.)

Do note, there is an Important Addendum.

Also, please please please READ THE COMMENTS before posting. There's a lot of great information down there that couldn't be expressed in a picture smaller than the size of a sheet of paper. Read this article as well, because Brian Switek explains it all better than I ever could.
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dragino Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Oh thank GOD that you didn't make the fucking hands for the actual raptor pronated, thank fucking god. I hate it when they do that, not only is it not accurate, but it looks off. A lot of toy companies make their dinosaurs have pronated hands. Even Safari LTD used to fall victim to that. Now, I think they are starting to get it.
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TyrannosaurusRex-123 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
We should also stop drawing Dilophosaurus with frills.
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the feathered raptors a lot more
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
Jurassic Park's impact on the public image of dinos has been a mixed bag. On one hand Jurassic Park killed off the "Slow, sluggish, stupid, cold-blooded" image of dinos. It also killed off "tail-dragging tripod" T. Rex.  On the other hand it spawned the obnoxious "feathered raptorz r ghey!!1!1" fanboys. It should be pointed out that the Jurassic Park dinos were made to look that way to appeal to visitors.
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IntegerHG Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I actually like my theropods with feathers, especially this 'raptor. No nekkid ones. However, I'm not sure whether or not any sauropods had feathers.
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Cskxxicssxin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had always thought of raptors as being feathered, or at least as long as I can remember. I have art from when I was 5 or so years old that is fully feathered, and curiously, with inward curved arms. It was only after seeing Jurassic park that I started drawing them with downward arms. But I don't think I ever bought them being not feathered.
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
People who think feathered dinosaurs aren't as scary have never been near any cranky birds. When I was little, I was terrorized by a turkey, lovebirds, a crow, and geese.
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Seriously, I'm still terrorized by geese .-.
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Many ignorant people assume that feathered coelurosaurians are pathetic...

But I can tell you now that it is rather the other way around, scaly coelurosaurians just look bland and boring.
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f14ace Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'll readily acknowledge that real raptors had feathers.  With that being said, my raptor OC is more of a combination of the old and new design.  He doesn't have big wing-like feathers on his arms or the clump of feathers on the end of his tail, but he does have pinfeathers all over his body.  I wanted him to have a semi-realistic appearance while still keeping the essence of the traditional raptor design.  Of course, none of my dinosaurs were meant to be realistic.  When it comes to designing fictional raptor characters, the giant, mutated roadrunner look just doesn't click with me.

Besides, I suck at drawing feathers.  I once tried to draw one of my gryphon characters and failed miserably.
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