Before anyone freaks out, this isn't definitive, I'm still thinking about it. However, I'll allow you to form an opinions.
So, it's not a lie that ever since I noticed people confused the raptor's feathers for hair I wanted to tweak his design a bit to make things clearer.
However, I didn't expect the tweak to go so far.
Hell, the "Old" you see here isn't the one I used in the comic, but the latest tweak before the... Radical change...
So... Why such a radical change?
Well, first of, accuracy, the old design was based on an outdated model, and even though I know the current one will eventually be outdated as well... Well... I guess it won't be that outdated.
It's also because I looked at the new design's face and compared it back to back to the old one and... I kinda liked it more...
(Note: wheter he'll had a crest or not is still in question.)
Lastly, in my search for accurate depictions, I finally found an artist that made accurate dinosaurs that looked pretty good!
Meet Scott Hartman!
It's actually his job to make these reconstructions, and they're pretty great!
I based the new design in his velociraptor
(And before you say it, yes, I do realized I did misplace the legs, I'll make sure it won't happen again)
It's also apparently his birthday! So go wish him a happy day!! And go pay a visit to his blog, it's pretty good! Scott Hartman's Skeletal Drawing.com
The only part I didn't really follow up (If we don't count my mistakes) are the wings, but only because I wanted to keep going with my idea of retractable wings, (hence the arm in the top right showing off the wings when they're not retracted), since velociraptors couldn't fly, I thought it'd make sense if their wings were retractable, since their only function would be mating (unless they serve some temperature regulation... I don't really know about that stuff...)
Some people still can't accept the idea of wings in the raptors so I thought this would make it easier for them.
I also thought about wheter I'd give him an orange eye like most birds of prey or if I'd keep them white, decided the later since I already had a character with orange eyes and the white eyes would make him more sympathetic to the readers.
however, this design isn't really definitive, and I might still go back to the old one... Or keep going making the new one an even more radical change...
As of now though, I just want to know what do you think of it, Great design? Horrible change? You should totally keep the crest? Say your opinions!
Also, if you're a newcomer, you can read the comic on this guy here: speedcomics.deviantart.com/gal…