Dirty Jobs

This was done for the Creature Anatomy class with Terryl Whitlatch on Schoolism. After getting some feedback on it during THU last year, I touched up a few things. This assignment merges a bird and a dinosaur. While researching for this, I found out a triceratops' head has a nearly perfect sphere bone joint so that it could move its head very rapidly in a wide range of angles. So instead of a lumbering rhino, it can almost snap its around like a dog - but with a huge, 3-spiked head.

Yen shu liao dirtyjobs
Yen shu liao creature concept sketches raptor bird

Idea exploration for a bird dinosaur haybrid.

Yen shu liao creature concept research bird raptor

Reference images used for the final design