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My Little Maniraptor Supporting Cast by Albertonykus My Little Maniraptor Supporting Cast by Albertonykus
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.)
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ulterno617 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DERPY!!
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
So what kind of critter is Winona?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
A notosuchian.
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool and cute!!!
I suppose that the everfree creatures are now huge theropods like tyrannosaurs,carnosaurs,megalosaurs,spinosaurs and many others
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Yep, that's correct.
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like the sharpteeth,from The Land Before Time movies!!!
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JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I'm guessing that Winona & Owlowiscious are Araripesuchus & Anurognathus, respectively (Am I right?), but what about Opal & Peewee?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Close enough! Opal is a varanid and Peewee is a wukongopterid. I've drawn an adult "phoenix" (Philomeena) here.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
"Close enough!"

Cool beans!

BTW, in reference to your Gilda question, maybe like Padian's bipedal pterosaur (I especially like this reconstruction as a Gilda analog: [link] ).
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I saw Zecora, I figured it was indeed a reference to therizinosaurs always having bold stripes. Very clever - I love it. And actually, that's a legitimate question I have - do you know why it is that they're almost always striped? if there's any real reason, of course.

Oh, and I love how you stuck Derpy off to the side, there. Daaawww.
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