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DELIRIO88 Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought your book, it's so damn beautiful
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ConvolutedMonkey Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty birds! :)
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KingEdmarka Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and one last question... what would you consider Ornitholestes?
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MattMart Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we need better studies to know for sure. Cau's megamatrix found it to be a tyrannoraptoran close to maniraptoriformes, so I'd go with that for now, but basal maniraptoran more advanced than ornithomimosaurs can't be ruled out as a possibility.
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KingEdmarka Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, thank you so much :nod:
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KingEdmarka Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Mr. Martyniuk! I've been Inspired by you and your excellent book to write and possibly illustrate my own guide, one about the Tyrannosauroidea. Of course I would include the Proceratosauridae and Tyrannosauridae, and primitive Tyrannosauroids like Dilong, Dryptosaurus, and Yutyrannus, but I'd like your opinion: Should I include the Coeluridae? Considering the phylogenetic controversy about them?
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MattMart Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad I could give you some inspiration and I look forward to reading your guide! I would definitely include Coeluride-- I think most recent studies are starting to agree that they are basal members of the tyrannosaur lineage. Mabe you can add a not that this is still somewhat uncertain... and also that if they ARE members of the lineage, the correct name needs to become Ceoluroidea, not Tyrannosauroidea, since Coeluroidea is the older name!
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KingEdmarka Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Wow, to think that Tyrannosauroidea could actually be called Coeluroidea. I think I will make a note of that! :)
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MEGslayer Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to say, I just picked up Dinosaur Art and was really delighted to see your work in it!
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Ever since reading your book (One of my favorite dinosaur books, by the way), I've tried to follow the philosophy on color you describe whenever drawing dinosaurs. One thing I've been wondering about, though: you say in the section on color that members of Galloanserae and Palaeognathae can't use carotenoid pigments, so their use in stem-bird feathers is fairly speculative. What's up with the golden pheasant, then?
Also, if stem bird scales are modified feathers, does that mean that they would have followed the same color rules as feathers? Can their scales show iridescence? What types of coloration could bare skin have?

Sorry if I asked too many questions, I'm really interested in this particular topic and I've had a hard time finding good sources on it.

Thanks in advance for any answer you can give me.
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