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I Found It! It's Mine! by Julio-Lacerda I Found It! It's Mine! by Julio-Lacerda
An Unenlagia finds a dead fish in a shallow lagoon. After several hours of unsucessful hunting, he won't pass an easy meal.

This was more of an experiment in feather texturing. My usual technique works fine for fur-like or shaggy feathers as those on the lower body, but the wings and neck, omg.

The overall idea was inspired by this photograph, by Frank Paul Silye. As a sidenote: for all you paleoartists out there, I highly recommend looking for animal photos, especially birds. It makes it much easier to visualize an extinct animal when you are familiar with the living ones.

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BaryonyxAeygyticus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
It looks very realistic! My mother thought it was a photograph!
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Dinodc98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow I must of accidentally pressed copy or something
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Dinodc98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
We often get the impression from skeletons at museums that these animals are not as intimidating or monster like as we imagine them mainly because skeletons always look scarier the the actual animal this does a great job of dispelling that
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shadow-crow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the way you took a picture of a stork catching a fish and transformed it into an echo of the past!
It's really nice and I find it very... meaningful to look at both your drawing (which is absolutely gorgeous) and at the picture and to think that there was once animals that were acting like our modern birds long ago.
Keep going!
You inspire me greatly and you help my old love for dinosaurs to ressurect! ;)
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cara, ficou muito bom!

Por que será que a Argentina fica com todos os dromeossauros por aqui?
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wildartguy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it! I really look forward to your work Julio, I find you have a remarkable insight into what these animals might have really looked like, which combined with your theoretical knowledge makes for some of the most interesting and enjoyable Paleoart out there!
I love the way you've adapted the original photo here to produce something with great movement and realism.
More please!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This is simply amazing!
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bildbauer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Great image, looks very cool! And very convincing, because it reminds us of the world we know.

Just sometimes I think we should not forget that the world the dinosaurs lived in was another world than ours. Similiar in some ways, but kind of like the lost ancestor of our world. And the ecosystems were so different, just imagine the different Flora and the differences and range of size in the Fauna. I think Paleoartist should keep this in mind when referencing from animals of our century.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Yes, I think the best way to depict prehistoric fauna is by firstly having an understanding of how ecosystems work, how animals behave, their relationship with plants and other animals in the food chain etc. And then extrapolating this knowledge to create something believably "alien", but still related to us in many ways.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the photographer put a link to here. :D Awesome piece!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, I hadn't seen that! Looks like he enjoyed my little homage :D
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GasparNolasco Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Bastante realista esse seu estilo de pintura! :thumbsup:
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigado! :)
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DOTB18 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Mine? Mine! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MINEMINEMINE MINE MINE MINEMINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol :D
Feel free to imagine a whole bunch of other Unenlagias pursuing the lucky one.
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
You make a MEGACOOL art!!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you! :D
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! It is quite similar to the photo, but works great - it looks like a real, living animal, and the feathers look very natural. Has to be one of the best dromaeosaur reconstructons I've seem!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! I'm glad you like it that much :)
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* seen, even!
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Astonishing one!
"I highly recommend looking for animal photos"- absolutely agree :)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and indeed :)
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bloody hell, you're way too awesome.
Good job with the textures ;)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha Thanks! BTW, you aren't making much paleoart lately, huh? I miss seeing something new from you!
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know, but I've exams to do right now so...I'll post something new when it'll be all over. Maybe next week if it's possible ;)
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vasix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be completely honest....my latest pic is of an Austroraptor with a fish in its mouth, not at all as good as this, but....:)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really? Oh, I can't wait to see it :)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Still working on it...might take another whole number of days, maybe a whole WEEK at best, it's massive...
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous and very realistic... Agree about looking at birds photos, they are very useful indeed! :)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
your Unenlagia is really beautiful
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Sinande Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I was going to plug a Hungarian photographer as a wonderful source of bird action, then I saw that this photo was taken in Hungary. Awesome! :D (I'm almost feeling patriotic now :P)

FWIW, this guy. [link] Seriously, check out the fighting bird shots.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, thanks for the link! His photos are amazing indeed :D
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BlizzardLizard Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow ! Stunning ! I love detals ♥
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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DinoHunter000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Astounding!! Your methods of making paleoart (using modern analogs) are definitely my favourite. But a question that's always eluded me, did feathered dinosaurs have 'actual' bird feathers, or did they have the scraggly 'hair-like' protofeathers? Dromaeosaurs specifically I'm asking. I've seen both reconstructed on them.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
We can be fairly certain that they didn't have protofeathers. Those that appeared to be turned out to just be crushed 'modern' feathers.
The common ancestor of paravians was almost certainly covered completely in fully veined feathers. But - what some flightless deinonychosaurs likely posessed is 'unzipped' feathers like those of ratites. These feathers lack the tiny barbules that hold flight feathers together as a stiff surface (ie. like this: [link] as opposed to this: [link]). Sinornithosaurus has feathers like this.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, as far as I know there is not an absolute answer. Modern feathers were definitely present on at least the wings and tailtips of most aviremingians (deinonychosaurs + oviraptorosaurs + avialae), and probably in other parts of the body in more derived species, but some appear to have been covered mostly in hair-like integument. This may be a case of primitive feathers or derived, degraded feathers in secondarily flightless dinosaurs.
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Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha great looking
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbitty-girl:
Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you always do dinos and prehistoric stuff?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well mostly, yes.
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:iconbitty-girl:
Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha cool :), then may i have a peek of your other works if that is ok.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! :)
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:iconbitty-girl:
Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha ty :), i can't wait
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captainkim Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I like these feathers....

Where did it live? Asia? America?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It lived in South America, specifically Argentina.
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AlexSone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well drawn!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist
A succesful experiment, in my opinion. It's good to see your improvements :)
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