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This is a group whose purpose is to offer the best collection of accurate deinonychosaur art on Deviantart. This will include only high-quality and accurate illustrations of any dromaeosaurid or troodontid dinosaur.
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Jul 24, 2011

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Rules for submissions

For more complete rules & regs, see here.

  • Anatomy must be reasonably accurate. Follow skeletals, look at original fossils, read original papers about proportions. This includes things like correct skull shape, no pronation of hands, accurate placement of pubic boot, accurate leg proportions, and realistically limited tail flexibility. Violation of any of these major points is grounds for immediate rejection.
  • All deinonychosaurs are feathered. The extent of the feathering is open to some debate. Bare legs and neck, as in ostriches, is permitted (though not preferred) for larger deinonychosaurs. For those where the feathering is directly known from fossils, there is very little wiggle room. Primaries always attach to the second digit of the hands. Deinonychosaurs, especially the smaller ones, likely had a very birdlike body plan in terms of plumage.
  • Use common sense. No inaccurate environments or settings, no crazy colors or patterns, no anthropomorphization whatsoever, and no anachronistic species interacting (unless it's clearly a cartoon and therefore belongs in the fun stuff folder).
  • No images that were not created by you. No "meme" images. If you use a photo, a skeletal, a 3D model, or a free-use image in your submission, please cite your reference (unless you made it yourself, of course).
  • About the fun stuff folder: this folder is for cartoons, caricatures, PSAs, comics and joke-y stuff involving deinonychosaurs. While this folder isn't intended to be strict paleoart, submissions must still be reasonably accurate. Correct feather placement and avoidance of common mistakes is a must.

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:iconanimalartistsofda::iconpangearas::iconprimalcarnage:
Thank you for your input on the last journal entry, about whether we should allow non-feathered submissions. Much to my relief, the community's overwhelming reaction was a resounding "hell no!" In light of that discussion and also of external communication with a couple of concerned members, I have decided instead to be stricter about accuracy and more selective from now on in terms of what I'll allow here. This doesn't mean that every submissions has to be absolutely perfect, but the bar is slightly higher than before. For an updated list of our rules, please see the front page on Deinonychosauria.

However, there is a caveat: at suggestion from babbletrish, I have decided to open up a new folder for deinonychosaur cartoons, PSAs and the like. However, these must still be accurate. The primary focus of this folder is one of humor and of educational value, not strict paleo-art, but I will not sacrifice accuracy for the sake of humor (i.e. feathers can still attach to the correct digit in a cartoon!). Of course this does mean I'll be more lenient about anthropomorphic expression and behavior in this folder.

With this in mind, I have two questions on which I'd appreciate some input from the community:

1. Is the "fun stuff" folder a good idea? If there's an overwhelming consensus against it, I'll ditch it. Suggestions for additional guidelines are welcomed.
2. Spec evo: Yay or nay? Whenever I come across amazing stuff like this I sort of want it here, but it doesn't count as realistic paleoart so I'm not sure.

Thanks everyone!
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:iconsporemasterhimpo:
Hey can my sporemasterhimpo.deviantart.co… be added to the dromaeosaurids folder?
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
We require that submissions represent a specific taxon and not just a "generic" unreferenced dromaeosaur. Sorry! The image is very well-drawn and otherwise quite nice.
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:iconsporemasterhimpo:
Well damn, but thanx :)
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:iconsinornithosaurus:
Sinornithosaurus Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this accurate enough to submit?

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Lorenith Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Wind tunnel research on Microraptor. blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

Checking out the aerodynamics of various suggested postures while in flight and some new ones + using a model that is more correct/accurate than previous studies as far as feather placement/orientation ect.
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:icon8bitaviation:
8bitaviation.deviantart.com/ar…
Is this accurate enough to accept into this group?
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
It definitely looks accurate enough by all appearances. However, I think I'd need to ask you to clean it up a bit before submitting to the group - the line quality is the biggest culprit, and the righthand edge line is distracting and should probably be cropped out. Looks good accuracy-wise though!
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:icon8bitaviation:
To be honest, I uploaded it right after it was scanned, so I didn't really check before I uploaded, which was silly. Anyway, I think I fixed some of the problems now - I made some of the lines a bit darker so it is easier to see.
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's better. Feel free to submit. :)
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Nialthstrasz Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, please can You help me with something? Is there some theory about dromeosaur dinosaurs and their social life? I mean about their packs, if it was like wolf/lion pack or more free/open groups like with magpie birds - pairs with youngs living with youngs on their own and cooperating with neighbour pairs during some occasions ? Or some total different social model? Thank You very much and sorry for my poor english!
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
As far as I know, there is no really definitive published evidence that dromaeosaurs of any sort were social animals at all. Roach and Brinkman published a study in 2007 that reevaluated the evidence for and against pack-like behavior in Deinonychus, and found that there really wasn't any at all. (If you want the full paper, I can send it to you privately.) There have been parallel dromaeosaur trackways found, mostly from China, that imply there was some sort of social behavior going on among the animals that made them, but this association has not been investigated thoroughly, and there's a limited amount of information we can get from ichnofossils. In any case, since even the mere existence of social/gregarious behavior in dromaeosaurids is still mostly speculative, we don't really have much information about what "sort" of social behavior they were engaging in. I will say that wolves, lions, and magpies are much more specifically adapted for social behavior (and also have much, much bigger brains), so I doubt that any sort of dromaeosaurid social behavior would be very closely resembled in any of those animal groups.
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Nialthstrasz Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You very much, this is very interesting, can You send me that fullpaper? Here on DA or email?
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Email would be best, if you don't mind letting me know your address.
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KingEdmarka Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello again! I would like to contribute this picture: kingedmarka.deviantart.com/art… I hope this one's wings are more accurate! If I can contribute this, what folder should it go in? To my knowledge Xiotingia is now considered a basal dromaeosaurid correct?
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Dennonyx Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
No more. Now Xiaotingia is considered an avialan more derived than Archaeopteryx but more basal than Jeholornithiformes, according to Godefroit et al. (2013). According to Andrea Cau Xiaotingia is also the sister-taxon of Yixianosaurus.
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KingEdmarka Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the information my friend! It's phylogeny was confusing me for a while now! Unfortunately, I've already submitted it to the Dromaeosaurids folder. Hopefully there is a way to change that.....
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
No worries, I moved it to the Avialans folder after accepting.
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:icondennonyx:
Dennonyx Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You are welcome! Aurornis has really upset the phylogenetic conception of Deinonychosauria. 
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:iconspazzbert:
Spazzbert Oct 13, 2013  Student Artist
While the drawings I do of these glorious beasties are far too silly to contribute (too silly to put on DA even), I'm thrilled that this group exists and I'm totally +watching it. :)

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Hellraptor Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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