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June 3, 2011
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Yixian scene by Apsaravis Yixian scene by Apsaravis
Raptorex and protarchaeopteryxes:)

I wanted to paint some dinosaurs from the Yixian Formations for a long time, so when I found this contest [link] I decided to give it a go.

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The colors and contrast are absolutly awe inspiring. The texture used on the streambed and flowing water looks as though if I were to step outside into a stream near my house I could see this fantastic beast running past.
the eye for detail makes everything fall together in a perfect scene, light casts exactly how it should, the grass and trees flow so calmly, that ifnot for the passing chaos everything would be serene and peaceful. my attention is really casted on the fleeing pray, and the haunches of the dinosaur, my only comment on this is to perhaps draw more attention to the eyes and face of your preditor.
to instinct it keeps well with the charging, and not turning back, so all an all even that can be casted aside when looking at the overall piece.
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Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg You drew the background??!! I only realised when I saw the raptorexs foot in the water, but it looks like a photograph!! the dinos look amazing too! the best artists i've seen are paleo artists!!Love :happybounce: :squee: 
Apsaravis Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, everything is painted. Thanks a lot!^_^
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, u painted it! like on a canvas!??! even better! this is amazing!
trisdino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
This is amazing. I love the environment, shallow forest rivers are not things we often see. The dinosaurs are, of course, also amazingly well drawn. 
Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your lighting! Too often I see lighting neglected in art, and it's the icing on the cake.
DinoFran Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
AMAZING ! What are this creatures in backround ?
ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
your work is so awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsum!
aloha from kauaii~KENNEY
Shaliara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really love how you worked the light here. I love the entire scene but, seriously, the light and ambience is stunning! :)
EoFauna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! it looks so real!
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything looks so, REAL!!
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