Didn't plan to draw this initially, but after I uploaded this
some commenters wondered how I'd Mesozoic-ify certain supporting My Little Pony
characters. So I whipped this drawing up that takes into account those characters and a few more besides (including Luna in her regular form). Besides, I did want to draw a therizinosaur Zecora. Does this mean there will be more of My Little Maniraptor in the future? Probably not as a regular thing, because these are much more time consuming than my usual works, but admittedly these characters are
fun to design, so no promises to anybody.
Various notes and observations:
-I didn't realize that I had swapped Discord's left and right sides until I started coloring. Thematically it shouldn't make a huge difference anyway.
-Pterosaurs launched by vaulting into the air, while birds launch by jumping. How would Gilda (with the front end of a pterosaur and the hindquarters of a theropod) launch?
-Yes, there were testudines and alligatorids in the Mesozoic, but I wanted to shake things up a little, so we have Simosuchus
-based Tank and champsosaurid Gummy.
-Zecora being a therizinosaur is a nod to all those zebra-striped therizinosaur
restorations, as well as her initially strange demeanor in the show.
-Luna is raising her wings too high for any non-ornithothoracine maniraptor, but who says she only
has non ornithothoracine traits?
(And she's essentially a physical goddess so she can screw the rules.)