Oh man, it's been years
since I said
I'd do this! That is probably for the better, as this meme is easier to fill out using digital art.
The original blank meme
I went with Ostrom
for this one. One of my self-imposed rules was that I'd base each style off the closest relative of Deinonychus
I could find that was present in each work.
Personal - Not much to say here!Jurassic Park
- Considering that the Jurassic Park
dromaeosaurids are based on Deinonychus
, this was a no-brainer. If I hadn't been amply convinced that Jurassic Park
dromaeosaurids look hideous, drawing this certainly did it. (That's not intended as a slight on Jurassic Park
as a movie, which I enjoy.)
Chibi - You want cute? I'll give you cute. This one was quick, as I wasn't bound to the style of a specific work.Fantasia
- This one is interesting. Fantasia
came out long before dromaeosaurids had seeped into popular culture; in fact, Deinonychus
had not even been discovered then. I wondered if I should base this one on the generic-looking small theropod present, but then I saw that there were a few shots of what is evidently intended to be a protobird in the short. As expected for the time, it's more lizard-like than dinosaur-like, but close enough. The eye is made up; I couldn't find a clear view of it.The Flintstones
- Found as many bird pictures from this show as I could and made the best of it. Cartoon bird ankles working like knees, ick. I referenced Dino for some of Ostrom's more stereotypically dinosaurian traits such as the long tail.We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
- I wondered if I would have to use that goofy-looking tyrannosaurid, then I remembered all the talk about the crows in this film and it was all good.
Another DeviantArtist's style - This was hard. Most of the paleoartists on here who I look up to have styles that are too detailed for me to imitate well. Fortunately, there was a clear solution. I went with
master of striking the balance between simplicity and accuracy, bar none. As a matter of fact, his newer works strike that balance so well that they were still nearly impossible for me to mimic; this one is based on his older stuff from Ask a Velociraptor
. I haven't come close to doing justice to his style here, so go watch him if you haven't already.
- Whatever this movie's other faults, these are some of the least hideous scaly dromaeosaurids I've seen, at least. They could almost pass off as hypothetical real dinosaurs. Almost.Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Based off the Archaeopteryx
that has a quick scene, naturally. Lots of typical tropes from lack of understanding of protobirds, including a scaly face, wristwings, and sparkleraptor
coloration.Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
- I was so relieved to see an Archaeopteryx
on the poster for this game that I forgot to look up whether there were any dromaeosaurids in it. I can only stand drawing so many scaly dromaeosaurids, after all. Not that more typical protobird paleoart tropes aren't just marginally better.The Land Before Time
- I had to turn to one of the dreaded sequels for this one to find a eudromaeosaur. (I've read that another one of the sequels actually has a feathered
dromaeosaurid, but it's a microraptorine so it's less closely related.) Rather hideous, all lumpy and rubbery-looking.
Another artist's style - I momentarily considered turning Ostrom into a My Little Maniraptor
(though under my own rules I'd have had to base him on a bird from that show rather than a pony) for this one, but I remembered that I hadn't had the chance to use Archeops back when I did the avian style meme
(which had a Pokémon slot), so I figured I'd fix that.