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My Little Maniraptor Supporting Cast Part I by Albertonykus My Little Maniraptor Supporting Cast Part I 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:
-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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:iconzopteryx:
ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My Little Maniraptors ftw! :D
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Weirda208 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha this is so cool and interesting to see!
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thanks, glad you like it!
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ulterno617 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DERPY!!
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:icondarthgojira:
DarthGojira Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
So what kind of critter is Winona?
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:iconalbertonykus:
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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:icondino-mario:
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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:iconalbertonykus:
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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:iconjd-man:
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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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
To my knowledge the striped therizinosaur meme was started by paleoartist Luis Rey, though I'm not absolutely certain.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I have a book by Thomas R. Holtz, and it's illustrated by Rey. And the therizinosaurs in there are indeed striped. :)
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Is it this one? That's my favorite dinosaur book.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aha, me too! I love it for the art and nice skeletal references, but it also has a great index in the back with name, size, taxon, location, etc. for species. And it's so easy to understand. It's really awesome.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
And the author updates the list on his website every year, which is the icing on the cake.
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:iconblairaptor:
Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sweet, I didn't know that. :D
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gdog00 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Luna is missing her back wings on her legs.
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
She's not intended to have any.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work on all of them :clap:.
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconthearchosaurqueen:
TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :).
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Which is Fluttershy?
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
She's over here.
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:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Try doing vinyl
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MatsukazeYuka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Discord didn't change much OwO It's probably because of the color. Derpy's huge... =w= And Gummy didn't change either XD
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Derpy is supposed to be flying, so...
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ChocolateStarfire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Derpy! :D
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
:D
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...do I see a champsosaur?
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Yes, yes you do.
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
What is with the archosauromorph chimera dragon 0_0
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
0_0
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