Hi everybody. Here is my latest Hell Creek paleo-art. Say hello to Dakotaraptor steini, a large dromaeosaurid raptor that lived in South Dakota at the end of the Cretaceous Period. How large? We don’t have an exact measurement because this animal is known only from partial remains. However, enough was recovered to give a ballpark estimate that the creature measured somewhere around 15 to 20 feet long. Not as big as Utahraptor, but still pretty impressive.
Dakotaraptor steini. © Jason R. Abdale. May 26, 2018.
This drawing was made with No. 2 pencil, Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils, a black felt-tipped marker, and A LOT of touch up work on the computer in order to make the scanned image as bold and vivid as it is in real life.
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Amazing work! Can’t wait for another Allosaurus drawing
Thank you! The next item on my to-do list is an Allosaurus head. The drawing will be in an article that I’ll write up about Allosaurus skull structure and reconstructions of Allosaurus’ head in paleo-art, and it’s going to have loads of photos and illustrations. It should be done by the end of June.
Hello. It took a long time, but I finally got around to doing an Allosaurus head drawing. You can see it here: https://dinosaursandbarbarians.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/allosaurus-head/