Velociraptor!

Velociraptor!

This drawing is some work I did that wound up on the cutting room floor. As I researched my reference, I came to the conclusion that raptors are SCARY. The piercing eyes and the alligator-like jaw, and the weird retractable claw on each of its hind legs…no wonder Spielberg played them to such great effect in Jurassic Park. Though it’s understood now that raptors have feathers, the client wanted the scalier look that I was more familiar with growing up.

I did this drawing first in Col-erase light blue, then in pencil. I scanned it in pieces and set it to grayscale in Photoshop. The reference I used is here.