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Otto by Eurwentala Otto by Eurwentala
A finished reconstruction of Otto the German baby theropod. The color was mostly inspired by baby ostriches.

More information about Otto in the lineart deviation: [link]


As a later addition: the species has now been named Sciurumimus albersdoerferi and confirmed to be a baby megalosauroid. It seems in reality it had ridiculously long tail feathers, not short ones like this picture.
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shade0fchaos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Well I definitely learned something new today! Very cool picture; would love to see more artwork on Sciurumimus albersdoerferi. If you do decide to another version feel free to let me know :)
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shade0fchaos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
You're definitely a talented artist; love this picture except that Sciurumimus albersdoerferi did have a long feathers and it is believed to have ate insects. It wasn't until it matured into an adult Megalosaur that it is believed to have made the transition to meat-eater.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks!
This was drawn before the critter got a formal description, and I already note in the description that the tail feathers are not accurate. I should draw it again with a proper squirrel tail at some point.

I think it has been pretty widely accepted that many dinosaurs took care of their young, at least for a while after hatching. A newly hatched Sciurumimus could not have hunted other dinosaurs by itself, but if it's mom did the killing, why not? Also, almost any generalist insectivore today will take advantage of a nice dead animal it happens across, so I'm fairly sure this would be considered normal behaviour in such a case too. I've seen pictures of great tits eating dead deer, for example.
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
what did you use to colour?
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
It's water-soluble pencils, a small brush and a bit of water.
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
ok, thanks :)
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SeverusBlackpaw Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww thats sooo cute :D
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thanks. :)
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Of course it's ridiculous for me to say this since I already knew you're from finland before looking at this, but I feel your illustration has a very "finnish" atmosphere. It reminds me of the illustrated wildlife guides in my grandpa's mökki. I could really picture this guy sitting among the blueberrys or on the beach of our lake :)
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thanks! I never really thought about that, but now that you say it, the old Finnish wildlife and plant guidebooks have been an important inspiration for me. I mean the ones that were standard schoolbooks during my mother's school years. I almost read them to pieces when I was little.

So you have relatives in Finland. Cool. :)
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