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Big Bird by Julio-Lacerda Big Bird by Julio-Lacerda
Late to the party here, but this one took the whole weekend. A mommy Ornithomimus takes her chicks for a walk.

[edit] Removed some suspicious tertiaries. Thanks, ~marcoornithodira
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:iconchinmoy808:
chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
it is amazing...but ornithomimids did not have feathers like velociraptor (for any idiotic jp viewers reading this, yes velociraptor was a crazy turkey-cat dino), and had more protofeathers.
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:iconanimalovertime:
animalovertime Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
the mother reminds me of a Giant Moa
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:icondemmonnik:
demmonnik Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Theres a huge mistake in this image, Idk If you knew It but there were no grass or bushes in the Mesozoic era, just plants without flowers like ferns.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Grass first appeared in the Cretaceous (link) and also flowers, about 100-130 million years ago, but I'm not sure if there's evidence of grass in the environment were Ornithomimus lived.
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:iconzombiesaurian:
ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gotta ask, what brushes do you use for foliage? I've been trying to improve my foliage skills.
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:iconzombiesaurian:
ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm an idiot, lol I completely forgot I commented this same question earlier...
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:iconpedrosalas:
PedroSalas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Current dinosaurs (birds), lacking a snout, hands or tail, look to me like crippled creatures. Watching your works feels like beholding fully restored living animals.
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:iconxxmuzikcattyxx:
XxMuzikCattyxX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
The colours and its head reminds me of the Emu, fantastic job ^^
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely atmosphere in this! Beautiful work. :)
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:iconxtropic-carrlbean:
xTROPIC-CARRlBEAN Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You draw so realistic!
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how it almost looks like an emu. It works. :)
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
VERY nice! Cool version of a long-known dino!
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So it's more like dino-mimic ostriches than ostrich-mimic dinos, eh? ;)
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:iconnerysghemor:
NerysGhemor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
How beautiful...a dinosaur and her chicks! It really is amazing, the more we learn about dinosaurs and their evolution into birds. One of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring transformation God and nature have to offer.
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:iconvinczeerno:
vinczeerno Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I've seen emus in the wild and I kept thinking: if they had arms and tails they'd look like dinosaurs.
Thank you for making that thought come real! :)
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:iconsizab:
Sizab Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the composition, it reminds of peaceful Yellowstone photos, except of course with awesome prehistoric beasties. : p
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Amazing job, given that the photographic material was not used.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icondobermunk:
dobermunk Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Fantastic!
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:iconsuddenlydaylight:
suddenlydaylight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Writer
"Pelecanimimus does have large paired sterna with ossified ribs and possibly uncinates, so maybe basal ornithomimosaurs were more flight-y anyway. Not only that, but the seemingly solid position of ornithomimosaurs outside Oviraptorosauria+Paraves isn't quite as definite as it seems."

- Mickey Mortimer.

Big Bird indeed.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That makes them even more ostrich-like, then.
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:icongogosardina:
Gogosardina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoah - doubly appropriate when you remember that a junior synonym is Dromiceiomimus (emu mimic).
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha indeed! :)
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:icondrachenvuur:
Drachenvuur Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the colour scheme based off an emu?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes :)
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:icondrachenvuur:
Drachenvuur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very cool :D
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmetolguy:
MetolGuy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Adorable Ornithomimus-lings :D Great texture on the feathers and shrubs. I'm guessing you referenced an emu for coloration?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And indeed, I did :)
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:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man this is too good. Great job!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, mate! :)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done! :omfg: How did you do that grass (or plants), actually:? But don't you think it would have had feathers all over the body:?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most of the vegetation in my pictures are made with custom brushes for photoshop. They are really great for making trees, bushes, grass and all kinds of plants. You should try downloading some!
About the feathers, I'm not really sure if the specimens in question show definitively which areas of their bodies were covered and which were not, and so I based their feather distribution on what is expected from non-maniraptorids (naked underside and lower legs) and the naked head was just personal speculation. This could well be inaccurate, though.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have actually tried downloading some, but it's hard to find good ones. :hmm: But what I really admire here is that it doesn't look like you've used the same brush all the time, how did you do that:? It is something I always have trouble with...

Hmm, you could actually look at fossils of Beishanlong, as they show feather impressions too, if I'm not mistaking. And of course compsognathids were fairly closely related as well, and they are known from some well-preserved specimens with feather impressions as well. ;)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, firstly I did use some different brushes from these packs. Some are shaped as ferns, others as clovers etc, that way the vegetation doesn't seem all uniform. And after setting the basic ground cover and bushes, I use the plant brushes set to multiply, screen, color dodge and color burn in different flow rates to create light and dark areas and make the plants look even more realistic and varied. I also create different layers for the plants that are closer, using bigger brushes, and those that are farther away, using smaller brushes, so you get a nice feeling of depth and distance. I hope that help :)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks, that does indeed help! :nod:
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:iconzombiesaurian:
ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's about freakin time an Ornithomimid was found with feathers!
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:iconzombiesaurian:
ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could you tell me where you got osme of the custom brushes? I'm in desperate need for some good brushes for foliage! Amazing piece you got here!!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I believe this is the one I use, though I'm not sure: [link] In any case, here is a nice collection for you to choose from: [link]
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Genius ! Cretaceous own ostrich ! :D
Though Andrea Cau and Mickey Mortimer think the arm feathers were just long EBFF's,
I don't want to agree with them.

What's strike me the most about this picture is the red Emu-like eye. Gives a bit of tention in this
otherwise peaceful scene. Anyway, great work ! You made my day. ;)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's actually a plausible possibility.. Although really, the fact that they did have some kind of feather covering is not a surprise according to cladistics, and some people had already proposed that their second and third digits could've been joined together to support large feathers. So winged ornithomimids are not such a breakthrough, just a pleasant surprise. And thank you very much! :)
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
You're totaly right. Ornithomimids always interested me for the weird anatomy of their arms.
I just have this picture of a deinocheirus dancing for its mate with long arm feathers. :D
And you're welcome. ;)
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MorTalWawmbaht Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Share your secrets master :O
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:iconolddochudsonandco:
OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesomeness, incredible detail!! The title puts me in mind of a Prehistoric Sesame Street, lol
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha thank you!
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:iconolddochudsonandco:
OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!
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