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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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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Nice :clap:
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KonskyKkt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I like how the bottom one is all like "lets just get it over with quickly" :D
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice prediction! Very clear anatomy and very realistic. I hope the male doesn't fall! XP
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
If he does let's hope he can get back on again! ;)
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
(That is...If she doesn't ditch him... CX)
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Wow! This is cool!
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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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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:o Now that is a very interesting application of the new study. :) I like how you included some sexual dimorphism in length of the arm feathers.

Reminds a little of something I drew a while back: [link] Though the posture is similar the intended effect is quite different. ;)
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol:
I actually didn't intend to show significant difference in the remiges; the females wings were just supposed to be foreshortened, although I admit that's hard to portray in a drawing a little over 3 inches in size :P

LOL! I'll call this drawing "Dromaeosaur Stacking of a Different Colour". :boogie:
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