Drawing a Dromaeosaur – The Rebor Velociraptor “Sweeney”

Our thanks to dinosaur model fan Maurizio who sent into Everything Dinosaur a beautiful illustration of the latest Rebor Velociraptor figure, the tiger-striped “Sweeney”.  Rebor have introduced several dromaeosaurid figures, a number of which are Velociraptor models in 1/18th scale.  “Sweeney” joins “Spring-heeled Jack”, “Pete”, “Alex Delarge”, “Gunn”, “Rose” and the first of the Velociraptor scale model replicas to be introduced by Rebor “Winston”.

Maurizio Sent to Everything Dinosaur a Drawing of the Rebor Velociraptor “Sweeney”

Rebor Velociraptor "Sweeney" illustrated.

An illustration of the 1:18 scale Velociraptor figure “Sweeney”.

Picture Credit: Maurizio

Drawing Dromaeosaurids

Dromaeosaurids (family Dromaeosauridae), are geographically widespread with an extensive temporal distribution (Middle Jurassic to the Late Cretaceous).  This family is further divided into subfamilies, however, the exact taxonomic and phylogenetic placement of all the genera is debated.  Velociraptor has two species within the genus and they are members of the Velociraptorinae, along with other Asian “raptors” such as Adasaurus and Tsaagan.  Most scientists believe that these dinosaurs were covered in feathers.  However, Rebor has opted to give their models scales rather than a plumage – a more traditional look to their model figure range.

The Rebor Velociraptor Figure “Sweeney”

Rebor Velociraptor "Sweeney"

The Rebor Velociraptor figure “Sweeney”, part of a range of 1:18 scale Velociraptor models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Maurizio wrote:

“Thank you very much for your co-operation and for your excellent 5-star service.  Just to show you how much I appreciate all of your help, I am sending you an artwork of “Sweeney” that I did for you.  I really hope you like it.”

We do like it, we receive lots of illustrations and we are always impressed by the quality of the drawings, our congratulations to you Maurizio.  It really is a splendid piece of dinosaur inspired artwork.

A Closer Look at the Head of the Velociraptor “Sweeney”

Rebor "Sweeney" illustrated.

A closer view of the head of the “Sweeney” Velociraptor model as drawn by a dinosaur model fan.

Picture Credit: Maurizio

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The Rebor Velociraptors have proved to be very popular amongst dinosaur model fans and collectors.  We get lots of complimentary emails about them and, just as on this occasion, we get illustrations of Rebor figures too”.

To view the Rebor “Sweeney” figure and the rest of Rebor replicas product range including the 1:18 scale Velociraptor figures: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

Our thanks once again to Maurizio for sending in such a superb dinosaur illustration.

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