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Speculative behavior - Velociraptor sp. by FabrizioDeRossi Speculative behavior - Velociraptor sp. by FabrizioDeRossi
A large, female Velociraptor sp. is manipulating her recently caught meal with her foot. This idea popped up in my head after starting to read this article: blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

© Fabrizio De Rossi, 2015    

PS.: I'll call her Cricket. Cricket likes lizards. And the occasional Protoceratops carcass.
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gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo wow! I love it! :love: Fantastic pose!
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JulianR94 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Makes sense, as modern raptors (since they have no usable arms anymore) do a lot of things with their feet, too.
So thanks for putting this out here! It has given me the same idea for my storywriting which includes several kinds of theropods, and I hope to be implementing this little detail at some points. :)
Apart from that, the image looks fantastic of course! Really like her coloration and feathering. ;)
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FabrizioDeRossi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I do like to tinker a bit about unusual behaviour, seeing as how diversely animals manage to use their limbs. It's something that seems to be lacking in paleoart a lot. 
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JulianR94 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I agree. Though one should never over-speculate, I believe there is room enough in such cases. I mean, if I couldn't pronate my arms, I'd probably use the limbs with more flexibility, namely my legs and feet, to manipulate stuff, too. :D
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Nice
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yum!
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FabrizioDeRossi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
She seems to be enjoying it!
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I would think so as well. ^^ Very nice drawing!
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FabrizioDeRossi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Stunning work and a lovely, dynamic pose! She is a beauty! 
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FabrizioDeRossi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot! 
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! 
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