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Retro-Humanoid Dinosauroid by nemo-ramjet Retro-Humanoid Dinosauroid by nemo-ramjet
About as humanoid as these things can get.
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miradinosaur13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty great
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Question: Why do dinosauroids always have beaks nowadays?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Because possible dinosauroid ancestors (dromaeosaurs) are closely related to birds...
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes, but early birds didn't have beaks, so why do dinosauroids?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
You might have a point there. It may be due to the way people assume how dinosophonts will develop "in the future" of an alternate Mesozoic, and apply the trend of reduced teeth in potential d.sophont ancestors to their line of speculation.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I see.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
creepy
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Not bad, but Super Mario Bros. The Movie got it much better.
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Dcuvek Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
jaw
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Dcuvek Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Whoop, my bad. Very good, Mr. Ramjet.

Just a small question. You stated a while ago that dinosaurs would retain their body shapes instead of adopting a more humanoid stance. What was your reasoning for that?
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Lupus743 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Okay, I know almost zilch about biology, so this might sound newbish, but . . . how are those feet and legs supposed to support that body? They look a bit scrawny. Again, I 'm a newb who's just wondering, not criticising the logic behind it.

Still, it seems like a great design and refreshing to see people refute our inherent(?) humanoid bias in designing creatures.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Actually you are right, the legs should be a little thicker and the feet a little longer. Thanks for the constructive criticism!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Disgusting!
You've drawn him completely naked! And with a fully engorged vocal sac!
Why haven't the moderators shut this picture down yet?:)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I guess they are not of the right species to take offense.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Quite a unique design.
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks really freaky, like a mutantbaby between a nowday bird and a dinosaure! That is really gros and ugly!

Love it! :love:
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chasmosaur Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
You made me do it too: [link] :|
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skinsvideos21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Pardon my ignorance, mate, but what exactly is that massive balloon-like thing that the creature has under its head?
Awesome artwork as usual, by the way!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Thank you! That thing is an air sac, some real-life storks also have them.
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Why are there so few maniraptoran sophonts - or diapsid sophonts, for that matter - with teeth?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I just speculated that this would go hand-in-hand with the reduction of the jaws in order to make room for the brain.
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:iconindigomagpie:
indigomagpie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
But why is it necessary to reduce the jaws in order to enlarge the brain?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Good point there. I guess you can have a big brain with big jaws, but with intelligence comes tool-using hunting, and the dependence on big jaws grows less and less.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Yes but even accounting for the reduction in jaw size he still probablywouldn't  lose all the teeth. Reason birds lost their teeth was weight saving adaptation. And the only birds that lost their teeth that I'm aware of the Neornithines or the modern style birds I could wrong 'bout that though.

of course I'm a mammal so I may not propperly understand sentience. ;)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool as usual!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thanks!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Quick question - does it have teeth?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Its ancestors were Epidexipteryx-type things, but this guy is pretty much toothless.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Welp, that is ten kinds of creepy. But I can tell you were going for that, so good work!

(And now for the remembered dialogue that popped in my head when I first looked at this:

Mrs. Oliver: "What's the trouble? Are you alright?"

Elaine: "Uh... Yeah! Yes."

Mrs. Oliver: "It's my goiter, isn't it? Does it bother you?"

Elaine: "Bother me? Oh, phhbt... Why would a little goiter like that bother me?"

(Cut to Elaine, Jerry, and George talking later...)

Elaine: "This woman *almost* has a second head!!!") XD
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thanks!
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Amazing work...it reminds me of a cross between the Roadrunner and Wile.E Coyote though XD
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
oh SHIT! go back to the non-human kind, QUICK!
That lame evolved Troodon always did squick me though.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Hehe, this was actually a tongue-in-cheek attempt to make a humanoid dinosauroid, but with more credible science supporting it.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The blatant ignorance of that evolved troodon always astounded me. It would require complete naiviety of non-human intelligence, discounting all manner of creatures with varying body-types (including chimpanzees) who'd require little to no modification to properly manipulate tools and build things and who already display some capacity for language (in dolphins, still not being completely sure what the extent of that language is). Why that man conveniently forgot about parrots and corvids, I'll never know. It takes a special kind of anthropocentrism to imagine that.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
You also forgot octopi and elephants.

Well, I guess Dave Russell had good intentions, and he did the best using the info available to him at the time. This won't stop us finding the scaly-grey alien thing hilarious, of course.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Dammit, right. Because the only way you can manipulate objects is if you have fingers on hands. Or that intelligence depends entirely on the ability to manipulate objects (what cetaceans? I see no cetaceans!)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Did you see those videos of dolphins making bubble sculptures out of air?
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I remember seeing something like that. It was spooky. You got a link?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
In youtube, you can find it under "dolphin playing with bubbles"
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
the crappy "dinosauroid", not your's.
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CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I concur. Too improbable anyways. What was that guy on??
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Bad science...
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Jomeaga Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
It reminded me of some glutenous business man for some reason D:
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
These guys would have been in the "trade federation" if I was old, lucky and experienced to have been a designer for the new Star Wars trilogy.
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Jomeaga Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I think that would have been really cool actually!
They would fit right in with the others
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M0AI Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work, once again! I must say, though, that the bulging air sack and the more primate-like placement of the eyes make it rather disturbing.:)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I wanted this guy to be a little disturbing :)
As if there was "something not right" with it, as the case is with all humanoid dinosauroids.
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M0AI Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Mission accomplished.
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JamesVF Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very strange looking, looks like it would just stumble around from place to place... all the more reason to invent a walking stick I suppose
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
The neck is actually Kaminoan-thin, and the bulging part is an air sac. Still, you are right - it might need stronger legs and a longer tail.
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