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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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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't say feathers are easy to draw...  For me they always come out like rubbery spikes or something, like someone dumped a gallon of hair gel on them but never bothered to comb it.  xD
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chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015
Jurassic Park was hypocritical with its message. They said dinosaurs were more like birds than reptiles, and yet their dinos are scaly and superficial.
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait did they say that? oO
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chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
yep
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird. Never would have guessed from what the folks I've seen talking about the series would say. Guess they were too preoccupied with their reptilian appearance :shrug:

If that were really the case you'd think they'd go for a more feathered look in JW though
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chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
now, they don't give a damn about accuracy
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I`m going to be honest here, I like feathered raptors and I appreciate it when people draw up to date versions, but it does`t make them any more freighting to me.
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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 Digital 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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TheRealMaestro Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Re-visiting as the movie turns 20. This still holds true. BIRD-LIKE RAPTORS FOREVER!
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But what would you be scared of more? A little Mockingbird or a 23 foot long Saltwater Crocodile?
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clubpenguindino Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And what if the mockingbird was 23 feet long also?
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then you would be in even more trouble.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
(A) Love that I'm still getting comments on this one.

(B) As far as I am aware, I'm pretty safe from crocodiles as long as I stay well away from the waters in which they swim. They can chase you, but they tucker out pretty quickly. Mockers can dive down at you from any tree.

(C) This is a ridiculous argument anyway, since deinonychosaurs are *nothing* like crocodiles aside from the fact that they are both Archosaurs. It's like comparing a Hyrax and a Manatee.
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then is there even any fossil evidence that proves all Raptors had feathers?
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes there is. Read the other comments.
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kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Almost makes me never to want to eat chicken again. Almost.
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone who thinks anything feathered is not scary should go up to a great horned owl's nest and disturb it. Those things can punch.

A teacher of mine from years back told of his experience with a mother great horned owl. She would literally clench her foot in a fist and punch anyone who got too close. And thus nobody went near her; they had to wait for her to leave.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
O.O

I need to see footage of owls punching things.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
There was a case of someone who lost an eye to an owl.
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish he had taken footage of it. He told us about an incident where he or someone else disturbed a mother great horned owl's nest and it would close its feet into "fists" and divebomb and strike with them. I don't know if it's a common behavior or if it was just that one incident. I can't seem to find footage of it, so it might night be a widespread behavior. It would be awesome though to see that!

Another thing he mentioned is how great horned owls can chase off bald eagles, who are much larger. Two bald eagles will not try to defend their nesting spot if a female great horned owl decides to take up residence.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So very true.
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
I loved JP trilogy when i was younger but, not really anymore (being a real fan), when i found some real truths : [link] In the facts, i decided to love mosty the most accurate views about nonavian dinosaurs.
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, this page also has many inaccuracies itself regarding the Jurassic Park canon. For one, the Novel raptors are not based on Gregory Paul's "Velociraptor" antirrhopus. Closer inspection reveals that these animals are actually a then unclassified Velociraptor then would later become Achillobator giganticus: [link] This is something that is considered Canon to the Jurassic Park Legacy Encyclopedia, a database that in turn is the only recognized official database for Jurassic Park by Universal themselves.
Then, in the movies, the "Velociraptor" antirrhopus is NOT the real animal. As this image: [link] shows, the real Deinonychus exists in the film, and the animals were genetically altered to represent an image that was generally understood by the public rather than the scientific community. It's a common misconception really. These aren't the dinosaurs that existed 65mya. These are the dinosaurs that have been recreated in modern day, and exist in modern day. They're modern dinosaurs. And people need to realize that these aren't nature's design, they're the design made from humans to match what the public perceived dinosaurs to look like at the time of their cloning.

The Dilophosaurus isn't "too small" it's a juvenile. Simple as that.

The Brachiosaurus isn't "too big", these images: [link] [link] clearly depict an animal's head that is "just about as big as a human upper body" as the Wikipedia article describes.

The "venomous Sinornithosaurus" has actually been disproved to be nothing more than a chipped tooth.

Now, I'm not looking to start anything, just wanna point out why Wikipedia doesn't have everything even though many of us (myself included) often like to think it does. :)
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist
I actually know the mistakes on the Wiki page regarding the Jurassic Park canon.
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SporemasterHIMPO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Now that's what I'm talking about.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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JD-man Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Overall, I like it. However, if I could, I'd change it to read "Jurassic Park was in 1993". That way, it'd always be current (JP won't always be however many years old, but it will always be from 1993).

BTW, is the Mocking bird part based on experience?
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I figured that was the case, given how specific you were.
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I agree.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Apparently there's actually going to be a Jurassic Park 4 movie. And I honestly CANNOT WAIT to see what the raptors look like in that one. They'll be nice and feathery, that's for sure.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not to burst your bubble, but there have been rumors of "JP4" for many, many, many years now. What news there has been about the project is... discouraging, to say the least. (Head over to Ain't it Cool News and search for "John Sayles Jurassic Park" if you haven't already. And have a cold beer at the ready.)
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Glopnotishboober Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, I've been keeping up with Jurassic Park IV. [link]
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I know. Thing is, my comment is from over a year ago. O.o
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Glopnotishboober Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
How did I not notice that?
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
S'okay. Just one of the potentially dangerous quirks of the internet.
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Glopnotishboober Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, it says here that this is from May of this year.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Still, pre-Comicon announcement.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, sounds like they just went crazy with the script... Ah well, sometimes it's just best for a story to have an end.
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MageLite Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Millions of years in the future, intelligent cepholopds will be complaining on their version of the internet about recent discoveries that tigers were in fact furry and bright orange.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
As it happens, I really want to do a series of paintings on that very idea. Unfortunately, I've only got as far as this one: [link] I need to pick this thread back up soon; thanks for reminding me! :dance:
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