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Velociraptor Chasing Small Mammal by deskridge Velociraptor Chasing Small Mammal by deskridge
In 1971, fossils of a velociraptor and a protoceratops were found locked in combat. Aside from that though there is no direct evidence as to what velociraptors ate. Jurassic Park gets it wrong and depicts them way too big. It is not unreasonable to assume, though, that this turkey-sized dinosaur snacked on rat sized mammals of the day. Whether they did or not, it makes for a fun bit of paleoart.

The usual disclaimer about my paleoart: When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible, I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images. Scientific accuracy comes second.

Note: this scene uses purchased content.

Resources:
Poser (for posing characters): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Daz (where to get characters, clothes, hair, and fur tools): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Renderosity (where to get characters, clothes, hair): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Render
Vue (for building the scene and rendering): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP (an open source alternative to Photoshop):  www.IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp


Thanks for looking!
Daniel

P.S.

For uncropped, larger, fancier prints than are available here, check out my print gallery at DanielEskridge.com: www.DanielEskridge.com
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Excellent recreation!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Smart money's on the raptor....
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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:icontrollcat:
trollcat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Love how you have caught so many forces converging at once. The pivoting of the raptor's body counterbalanced by its tail, you can almost feel the torque where its foot meets the sand. 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjoeabuy1000:
joeabuy1000 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"And the little mammal swore revenge against the raptor and its feathered kin, one that will be harbored by its descendants for eons to come. And this, my friends, is why we have fried chicken."
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:iconnkourk:
NKourk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be my favourite of all the favourites I saw until now!
I love the dynamic movement of the raptor and the texture of the feathers!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbronzesultan:
BronzeSultan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Run Ancestor RUN :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconepicmusicsoul:
EpicMusicSoul Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome! Why does it have feathers, though?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, Velociraptors did indeed have feathers, apparently a great deal more than even I have depicted.
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:iconepicmusicsoul:
EpicMusicSoul Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
I didn't know that! It's good to know! I hope you keep up the good work because it's impressive :)
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
Man I like raptors, including this one!:)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!;)
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:iconlitterboy:
Litterboy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Choice work!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconllolalane:
LlolaLane Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU deskridge... for approving "Velociraptor Chasing Small Mammal" to our NEW DAZimals Group :)
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:iconjake12th:
jake12th Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i wonder what the rat was after :?
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:iconagatje:
Agatje Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I HAVEN'T SEEN ALL OF YOUR GALLERY YET BUT WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU USE YOUR AMAZING SKILLS TO CREATE PICTURES SHOWING THE UNIVERSE :D
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:iconupironetopyr:
Upironetopyr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
great work :trollface:
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Run Forest Run! Great job with the action and posing Daniel!
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sort of reminds me of the rat in Ice Age. Marvelous work and action posing.
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I love this, fantastic looking animals and action!
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:iconmaspix:
MasPix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really Powerful Great one
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:iconcricketflight:
Cricketflight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is really neet, it has an interesting feel to it and I have to agree with Wuruhi that the mammal that's running reminds me of Scrat as well. It has a bit of commedy with it, it's awesome!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzethara:
Zethara Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Run little mammal, run!! :D Great work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconideasplayer:
Ideasplayer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Featured [link]
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He, he :D Excellent! Ice Age 5? :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconccbig:
ccbig Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Run mammal.. RUN!! (After all, he could be a long distant relative or something! ;) ) Excellent render!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconamethyst25:
Amethyst25 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww! Makes me sad. I hope he gets away..

Really great image though :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconieatb3ars:
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED :3
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice scene
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcurious-crestie:
Curious-Crestie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love dinosaurs, and the Velociraptor is totally one of my all-time favourites.

Great artwork, I especially love the poses. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzeflyingmuppet:
ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one cool scene right there. Especially love the concept of the Velociraptor!!!
Very cool.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzeflyingmuppet:
ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^^
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:iconlucia45:
lucia45 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great scene! I love the movement with mist and scattering particles.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmarkh3d:
MarkH3D Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great scene!
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