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Eyes in the Night by Paperiapina Eyes in the Night by Paperiapina
I've been working on my dinosaur project thingy lately again. Slowly starting to feel I'm getting somewhere!

For those who haven’t been following me that long, I’ve been planning this art project, possibly a series of calendars or an art book or something along those lines for a few years now. The idea is to follow the lives of a tribe of anthropomorphized troodons (as in sentient dinosaurs, not human-dinosaur hybrids) and their herd of domesticated einiosaurus cows. To explore their culture and everyday life as well as provide me an excuse to geek out over getting to draw dinosaurs.

I decided long ago to avoid using scientific species names in the dinosaur project thingy for immersion’s sake, as I’m considering having the little narration to be from the point of view of the dinosaurs themselves. The troodons call themselves “the singing people”. (And I totally drew them too big compared to that einio, dangit.)

Troodon was apparently a species most active during night/dark (they had pretty huge eyes and I read somewhere that their ears were asymmetrical like owls’), while the hornfaces were most likely daywalkers. I'm probably going to make the poofs more diurnal/day active for art reasons, but to keep with the biology part of the troodons’ job is to keep watch during the night, to keep their herd safe, since they’re better equipped to spot danger in nighttime.

Also yay for the first art of 2017!

EDIT: Changed the title. I think it fits better now. (And I can use "The Singing People" in something else in the future.)

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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very Rudyard Kipling 'Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack'.  I love it!
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:iconoreochema:
Oreochema Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This sounds like a really fun concept! I love the shading, the posing, and the expressions on your dinos! (The quote rocks, too!)
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Berinthia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm really excited about this! ^w^ Dinosaurs (especially the theropods) are awesome. Meow :3 
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shiargch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I'd that a qoute?
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:iconmisshatter12:
Misshatter12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is really well done
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!

Neko Emoji-25 (Cool) [V2] 
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Wolfy-T Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I've loved everything I've heard about this project and I'm so happy to see it again! 
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:iconkoldian:
Koldian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa!! I've missed these guys!
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Pantem Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I love this concept :)
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:iconwildtale:
Wildtale Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I've been looking forward to this for a while now. <3
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