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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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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely! :D
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:iconmyuniverseinabox:
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: 
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, everything is painted. Thanks a lot!^_^
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:iconmyuniverseinabox:
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, u painted it! like on a canvas!??! even better! this is amazing!
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:icontrisdino:
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. 
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:iconlipizzaner-kgirl:
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.
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:icondinofran:
DinoFran Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
AMAZING ! What are this creatures in backround ?
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:iconksdinoboy95:
ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
your work is so awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsum!
aloha from kauaii~KENNEY
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:iconshaliara:
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! :)
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:iconeofauna:
EoFauna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! it looks so real!
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:icontonystardreamer:
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything looks so, REAL!!
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this it's great
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:iconsporemasterhimpo:
SporemasterHIMPO Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Very nice work. I just love the lighting and layout. :)
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:icond4ax:
D4aX Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very great impressive work!
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:iconmetolguy:
MetolGuy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Just the whole background scene itself is amazing, let alone the creatures. Great work :nod:
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:iconplioart:
Plioart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture.
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:iconpainted-wolfs-den:
painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the lighting... super dynamic!
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:iconmaxterandkiwiking:
MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.Very nice indeed.
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:iconamorousdino:
amorousdino Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
You hear what happened to Raptorex? =(
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's probably a juvenile tarbosaur - is that what you mean? :0
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly realistic!
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjaguargal:
JaguarGal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful details and textures! I love the little splashes following each creature's feet, as well :)
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:iconemperordinobot:
EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Looks like a fucking picture. :#1:
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks xD
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
What are those in the background?
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:iconskytides:
SkyTides Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
amazing! :D great colour and lighting
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely splendid image! The lighting is nearly photographic. Truly, a top notch bit of dino art.
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:iconconworth:
conworth Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work. The lighting is the first thing that caught my eye as well, in that it's interesting and well executed. I love reading the feedback some people have given, it's really educational.
The point someone made about reflected light and another about the patterns I agree with, but wouldn't have necessarily thought of myself.
Also the fact that the main dino blends in with the background too much is a hard thing to deal with and I've come across in my artworks too. Do you think it's about the value of the colour, rather than light or dark?

In any case, beautiful piece!
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I have no idea why the main dino blends with the background. I guess there's too much shadow (esp in the bg), but I'm really not sure.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
An unofficial critique follows....

Nice art on the dinos. I am not as familiar with either one of these species as I should be, but what I know about them indicates to me that your specimens are accurate and well done. The location is affecting; very nice work on the background! and evocative of the forest. The patterns seem as likely as any and I've no complaints on the colors chosen for the wee beasties.

I do have a small complaint about the lighting, at least as seen on my monitor, which may be at fault, so take this gripe with a grain of salt: the Raptorex is hard to see. No, it's not that he's not visible, he just blends in with the background's darkness to the point where he does not stand out. It might be true to life in that the woods are dark and spooky places, but this is a piece of art. Frankly, I've been in forested areas a lot, and he'd be more visible. Since he is obviously in sunlight (note the patch of light on the left most Protarchaeopteryx), the Raptorex would be much better lit than you have him, as well as his immediate surroundings.

And I am missing a sense of speed and urgency here. The splashes the Raptorex would make are nearly invisible and he's not really that close to grabbing one of the little dino-birds. His putative prey is dark, blending in with the background and we are thus robbed of the chance to say, "HEY! You're about to get your BUTT bitten OFF!" right away. IMO, the urgency is an afterthought. You have all the ingredients for a powerfully dramatic scene, but it looks posed.

All-in-all, a well-done and pretty piece, but tame for a chase scene.
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a LOT. The lighting on the raptorex has been bugging me for some time actually (and the colours as well). I did a quick paintover - [link] Apart from adding more light on the raptorex, I moved the chased protarchaeopteryx more to the left, changed the wing's position and the colours. What do you think?
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much better! But there IS one thing more I should have mentioned and I don't know why I forgot it. It's very elementary, I guess is the reason. The Raptorex is in a sunlit zone, so the water is lit too. That light will reflect on the animals' undersides, maybe even with a ripple effect. You are definitely on the right track. Maybe this will help-----> [link] It's not detail finished, but it makes the point to me. I hope you like it. I did my best to get a sense of urgency.
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm you're right, I totally forgot about the reflected light:/ Lots of things to correct!
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
For the most part, you're doing fine! URGENCY!!!! The Raptorex is hungry the Protarchaeopteryx wants him to go on a diet, right? Try this...open the Raptorex's mouth more, and make the little guy flap his wings in a panic. I know I'd be panicked! Bet that Raptorex hasn't brushed his teeth in ages!

Your art is really good. You seem to me to have the anatomy down pat for these animals and you certainly do have decent knowledge of a woodsy environment, and of the lighting. So what's left? One of the hardest parts, actually, until it becomes second nature, and I think you'll get it soon. Dramatic scenes like this need to drag us into that moment, kicking and screaming. If we're rooting for the predator, we want to feel he's either going to eat (Yay, Raptorex! You ROCK!), or he's going to miss (Closer! CLOSER!!!!!), or you may want to root for his victim; "Run, or you're HISTORY." Either way, add more than the effect of a mere race. The loser either goes hungry or dies horribly.

The best suggestion I can give is this: feel what they're doing in your mind, your heart, your own soul and spirit. Make believe you are THERE! Once you can do that, it's easier to make the effects you want. Why am I telling you this? You are so CLOSE!!!! And I want to see this pic tug at me.
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah dynamic scenes are something I have to work more on. Ideally, I would re-paint the whole scene from scratch, with a different perspective:D Anyway, I did yet another paintover - [link] Is there anything more that could still be changed?
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
The pic is tugging at me! :nod: MUCH better now, in my opinion. :nod: I feel the sense of panic in the little guy, the participants are clearly seen, and we now KNOW this Raptorex means business. The next split second will tell the story, which is exactly what I like in a scene like this. :clap: :thumbsup: :chew:

YEEEEEE-HAAAAAH!!!!
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Done any more on this pic? :?
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Irulana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ale superaśne, tło jest extra i dino świetnie się komponuje z nim *___*
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Spinozilla97 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing!I see the feather pattern and colors of dracorex are based on sinosauropteryx, right?
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a raptorex, not dracorex:D The pattern wasn't based on anything particular:)
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Spinozilla97 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oops sorry I was confused!I mean, I know it's a raptorex , not a dracorex...But, anyway, that is the pattern that many artists use when the draw sinosauropteryx:)
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Vlydra Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Fantastic work, I love the lighting!
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:iconyoult:
yoult Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simply wunderful, I personally don't like Raptorex' pattern, but the whole scene is so harmonious and natural.
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! What'd be your idea for its pattern?:)
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:iconyoult:
yoult Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think the horizontal stripes on the upper legs and the thin, uniform and regular stripes on the back and neck look somehow unnatural, but on the tail and head the pattern looks very well. I would use a pattern on the torso that merges with the upper legs and is somehow more irregular.
Or making the body almost in the same color without a particularly pattern but darker back and lighter belly.
I think it's always a hard piece of work and imagination to create the pattern of an animal no-one has ever seen, but you solve this problem mostly very well, especially in the feathered ones. :)
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Hmm I see what you mean about those stripes on the legs.
I'll try to avoid this 'unnaturalness' next time:D
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hydrotamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most amazing background i have ever seen!
*jaw drops*
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:iconkakarotho:
Kakarotho Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Damn that's nice!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! The foliage (and the scenery in general) is breathtaking. :D
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