I want a talking-but-otherwise-reasonably-realistic animal story about the ancestors of today’s birds struggling to survive the nuclear winter brought on by the K-Pg impact. There’s plenty of potential for drama considering the inevitable competition for warm places to sleep and the right to eat what few photosynthetic organisms have managed to survive the lack of sunlight.
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Downy Woodpecker. She used to come by to our feeder but then stopped. I can still see them hopping about on the trees across from us.
Spreading his wings and opening his tail fan isn’t enough to earn this male Citipati a mate. To show his fitness he must be able to jump higher than his rivals in order to draw a female’s interest in the midst of the swirling sands.
Skeletal reference used by J. Headden.
based on this cormorant
from this gifset
I really kind of want to color it, and maybe animate a few more dromaeosaurs and make a little scene out of it. I dunno though, that’s a lot of work for negligible payout
Quick sketch of Lythronax argestes. Featherless, feathers, and an overlay to see the match up of anatomy. Scott Hartman’s “All Hail the King of Gore” used as a reference.
I’m not entirely sure about the amount of feather covering a large theropod such as this would have exactly, so if anybody’s willing to educate me on that, I would be eternally grateful.
My favorite derpy bird – the Double-crested Cormorant. You see these all over the wetlands/beaches in Southern California. I love their emerald eyes and how they swim with their beaks turned up.
Thanks to its shagginess and serendipitous feather placement to look like claws, there’s something incredibly dinosaurian about the first GIF.