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Deinocheirus mirificus by Kana-hebi Deinocheirus mirificus by Kana-hebi
Deinocheirus, based on the great skeletal by Scott Hartman Deinocheirus, an odd duck Truly an odd-looking ornithomimid. 

When you
 add the skin, muscles and a good, healthy covering of proto feathers those legs look so tiny! It is even difficult to imagine how it moved. It most have ben quite slow, which wouldn't matter much considering it was so big, and armed with really powerful, clawed arms that it probably did not have that many enemies. I spent the most time, trying different color schemes... This is what I liked the most based on its suggested habits.
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CharizardMaster09070 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I truly like this design for Deinocheirus! Great job!
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CrepitusX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because something this crazy actually existed, Jurassic World's Indominus seems even more boring than even first impressions entail. Seriously, it seems they just took a shrink-wrapped Mapusaurus and gave it bigger arms, armor, and ugly teeth, completely destroying the whole "hybrid" thing they were trying to do. They could have made the Indominus absolutely nuts! If Deinocheirus, the thing that actually exists, is more unique than the supposed hybrid, then something is wrong.
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Nielsaurus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this oddball. One thing though. You seem to have given it pennaceous feathers on the wing. Would that be accurate? As far as I can tell, parsimony currently holds that pennaceous feathers don't show up until the oviraptoran/deinonychosaur/paravians side of the coelurosaur tree. I think Deinocheirus was found with quill knobs on the arm, but does that necessarily imply complex feathers? Otherwise, I think there'd be protofeathers or perhaps emu-feathers all the way down.
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Spotsthekitty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would most likely have thicker legs for support of the huge body
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Kineil-Wicks Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Actually, the color and the structure reminds me of my guinea fowl--they look awkward, but they're surprisingly fast.
I do love the detail on this--and the open-beaked headshot. I kind of imagine a sort of aaark! noise coming from that shot. :D
Awesome job! :)
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BDMcKown Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, it's the last giant hunchbacked duck-monster I'd ever want to mess with!
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. Spinosaurus was WorseJurassic Park - Baryonyx (M)  
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Spinosaurus wasn't really a duck-monster, more of a crocodile-mimic head, nor was its spine curved into a hunch back like that of Deinocheirus. Spinosaurus just had a huge sail, its actual backbone wasn't that curved.

But everything else aside, of course Spinosaurus was much more dangerous. Actually almost any big toothy predator was more dangerous than Deinocheirus. I'm a fan of Acro myself... a very underrated giant theropod.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ACROCANTHOSAURUS FTW!

Well, I like Carcharo more...
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Carcharo is definitely underrated... I like Acro better just as a taste of preference, the high spine makes it look deeper in profile and more front-heavy like it shouldn't be able to balance on its legs, but it can, because the high spine is basically a light, slender sail-like display structure, not a thick bulky thing.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Carcharo more because of his sheer brutality, able to take down a sauropod in a pack, and the fact it was brave enough to attack earth's biggest theropod to ever walk.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well here's  the rub... we have no way of measuring how brave a dinosaur truly was. But I get the point there.... it's probably the size factor. Acro wasn't that much smaller than Carcharo, and I doubt it was much different as far as brutality was concerned. Acro may have actually taken down sauropods solo, or at least attempted to, if the Paluxy prints are any guide. All the really big cretaceous allosauroids are really scary beasts. Hard to tell which wan was most "brave" or "brutal". Acro does have longer teeth than Carcharo, but their hunting strategy was probably very similar so aside from that I guess for me it's just a preference of looks.

Also I like Tarbosaurus because with that we basically have a tyrannosaur that was hunting sauropods just like these allosauroids. Despite being so similar to T. rex the skull was reinforced differently and also the teeth and jaws work differently, better for flesh ripping (like the older sauropod-hunter lineages) than bone-crushing.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like mapusaurus too^^
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Except spinosaurus wasn't that much of a duck and not hunchbacked...
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mabe he was. We don't know for sure.
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
True; that's true for almost all dinosaurs; that we don't now much
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
:)
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Allknownthings Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Duck head, long feathered clawed arms, a camel's hump and ostrich-like legs.

What are you?
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
A better hybrid than the indominus rex
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Allknownthings Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
But I liked the Indominus Rex. :|
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SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
.....



Peace?
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Allknownthings Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
This is the ugliest dinosaur that I have ever seen :XD: thank you for illustrating it! Really awesome realism work, you've really made it look like a breathing thing, in all of its oddball glory. :D
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! It is definitely an odd looking animal
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Ewarriorcat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student Artist
I love its tiny wittle legs! lol

That is a awesome art work!
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Misfit-a-saurus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic of this really obscure (yet oddly majestic) dinosaur! Keep up the good work!
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! 
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Misfit-a-saurus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one weird dino, should have been called the Duckcamelosaurus.
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FalconBaz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We don't know very much about that dinosaur , only it had big arms
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually we found more fossils by now.
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FalconBaz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really ? Cool!
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
yea head and most of the body 
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I look at your gallery, for me this is your masterpiece!
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Rexvil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even after discovering it's arms in 1960 it was clear that this dinosaur is outstanding... But who would ever guess it could look like this? Deinocheirus, the duckling that never became a swan... 
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thiagobluebird Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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MAD-KNIGHT Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Are you going to do a Spinosaurus reconstruction at some point?
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, I have always admired your nature art and the field guide plates, absolutely remarkable! Ever thought of writing a book?
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really would like to collaborate with some paleontolgist interested in writing a book.
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, especially with someone who has speciality in the region's fauna!
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Etomo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if I'll ever get over what a weird looking dinosaur this is. You're right when you say the limbs look so small in comparison to the body. It's wild to try to imagine these guys actually existing.
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Indeed... a study on the locomotion of Deinocheirus would be great
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous fellow! 
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Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
It was a really interesting looking animal
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