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Mating Dromaeosaurs by WanderingAlbatross Mating Dromaeosaurs by WanderingAlbatross
Some of you are probably thinking that this is some very peculiar subject matter, but I thought, why not? The idea for this came from both my own experiences of watching birds in the mating process, and the new study on a possible predation model of Dromaeosaurs, (which I'm sure everyone is very familiar with! :)). So, I thought it would be interesting to translate the idea of a Dromaeosaur restraining its prey like modern raptors into breeding behaviour. The male hops on top, performing a little balancing act, and the female's tail moves up and to the side so that the male can gain access to her cloaca. :)

I did not have any particular species in mind when I drew this, as I focused primarily on posture. This is a tiny tiny drawing I did just yesterday. Coloured pencil.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lovely depiction of, well, sexy times with dromeosaurs. I wonder if any species mated for life, like many modern raptors? 
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LanexCyteri Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
love the feather work and the pose, very accurate
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ChocolateStarfire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sure hope he can keep his balance, otherwise that would be an unpleasant interruptus in their graceful coitus. ;)
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RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Definitely. An ungraceful fall would not impress the female. He only gets one chance at this!
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ChocolateStarfire Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Ever thought about depicting some sauropods or ankylosaurs doing the nasty ;) lol
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Naughty, naughty ;)
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Gogosardina Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet! Wonder if unlucky raptors males would masturbate in a similar posture using a rock or log as a substitute (having seen randy psittaciform and phasianid blokes do something similar).
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an interesting thought! That's surely never passed my mind! 
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha, you never know!
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