I have some dinosaur books to do and I'm trying to get a feel for the creatures. What I like to do is find several photos and /or illustrations of whatever animal I'll be drawing. Then I'll do several quick sketches from them. With some luck, the basic anatomy and movements of the animal is programmed in to me. I can then do original drawings without fear of copying or being too influenced by work that isn't my own. This is a particularly hard problem with dinosaurs; we're almost forced to use other artists' work as reference. Anyways, here's my first take on the velociraptor. Actual illos will bemore cartoony, but I want to get a good feel for this little guy.