How NOT to draw a velociraptor versus how you should draw them. My dad could hardly believe they were the same species.
Anyway, This shows a traditional Jurassic Park "Raptor", with all the inaccuracies generally attributed to it, in comparison to the real thing. Lately I've been becoming a real stickler for inaccuracy, especially when concerning maniraptorans. In this drawing is not only the feathers, but the configuration of the feathers on the body, which so many people get wrong, along with the hands and several other aspects. So, there you have it. How velociraptor would have looked in real life, excluding crests, display wattles, and anything else it may have had, in comparison to how most people view the creature. I'm going to stick this drawing up on my locker door at school and hope it will change the way people view dinosaurs. Feel free to do the same, if you think it'll help.
And just as I was scanning this, I noticed that I forgot to put the greatly reduced first toe in both of these drawings.