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See My Chariot, Run To Your Ships - by pilsator See My Chariot, Run To Your Ships - by pilsator
- I know those hat tips to Manowar have long ceased being original. Yet nonetheless here it its, Achillobator giganticus, much-improved over my previous rendition, I think. And if Durbed could turn that thing into something beautiful, this one should have some potential.

I really like Achillobator, and until or unless Scott Hartman comes up with his revamped Utahraptor skeletal reconstruction, this thing is the most badass dromaeosaurid to me. A derived dromaeosaurine that went a long phylogenetic distance to get itself rid of so many sophisticated avian features we wonder at in so many of its relatives, this one is just big, robust, and intimidating. And it's my first when it comes to the new-school wing layout for non-pygostylian paravians that Longrich et al. and Xu recently showed.

Be sure to check out Durbed's awesome colorized version!

Refs: Skeletal by Jaime Headden, skull tweaked to make it closer to other dromaeosaurines, including Scott Hartman's now-outdated Utahraptor reconstruction.
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:iconempty-water-melon:
empty-water-melon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love this drawing!! 
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty sure I'll redo it some time, though.
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chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guy was a better candidate for the JP raptor than the 75 million year old killer turkey of mongolia
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're going with the JP script as a premise and want to keep a dromaeosaurid taxon as the main "antagonists", while leaving anything else intact, then, yes. Achillobator should be fairly close to the JP 'raptor in size, and I have no trouble at all imagining this animal as something that would have the sheer size and physical prowess to kill an adult human.
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chinmoy808 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly my point
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Manowar + dinosaurs = PERFECTION.
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I think this is the Joey DeMaio of deinonychosaurs.
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep :D
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the feathers!!!Looks so beautiful...
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm not quite sure what to make of it, I tried to retain a "standard"-looking plumage despite its size, but keep the wings and tail frond small.
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Archosaur96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an elegant beast.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By dromaeosaurid standards, I tend to think it looks like it has no style, no, speed, no brain, no elegance, no nothing, just raw power, but thanks nonetheless ;)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Congrats for this imperial revamped Achillobator ! A new piece of art from you is always something to look forward too ! :D i aslo like the small dewlap you gave it and the color pattern. Great work, man ! ;)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You welcome ! :D That reminds me I still have to do some paleo-related drawings. If I have doubts about some details, could I ask you some advice ?
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Achillobator, Agony and Ecstasy!

Wonderful job man. You know that I didn't dislike the previous version, but working on this one will be a greater pleasure. Dat sexy pouch :D
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh! Great to hear that, dude!
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Panzerraptor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
So that's the new wing design for dinosaurs closest to birds. Okay, cool.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much, but I gave this giant shorter primaries and secondaries than seen in its very small relatives that have been sampled.
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll drive you back to the sea!
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool! I must ride him!!!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh :D
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice job as always.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Emily!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
What Trigga said!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so goddamn awesome! =D
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Stunning, a visible improvement since your previous Achillo. And so damn avian! :D
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that pretty much sums up my intentions :)
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triggamafia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The world isn't ready for another Pils and Durbed collab. :P
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Time only knows...
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass man, just badass
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice :thumbsup:
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
danke!
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