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The Hunt- A pair of Tyrannosaurus rex attack young Edmontosaurus regalis. Pencil, 2012.

Finally I've produced my first piece of paleoart for this year and also the first since September 2011 (wow, that's over half an year!). I'm really busy with other things and don't have any time for drawing but somehow I found a way to sneak it in my schedule. After all I made this drawing as a gift for a colleague and a friend of mine. Since it was kind of rushed I didn't have a lot of time to think about composition or looking for references. Except for the head, Edmontosaurus is not based on any references. Same goes for the rexes. I'm sure there plenty of inaccuracies regarding propotions or anatomy, so please ignore them. I admit that the background needs a lot of reworking too (another problem is that it's not very imaginative). For the cranial anatomy and head's perspective of the depicted animals Greg Paul's Dinosaur Field Guide (2010) was referenced.

What makes me happy about this drawing is that I drew the rexes with feathers (or protofeathers if you like). When I gave the drawing to my friend I told her that the appearance of the animals is based on the current understanding of dinosaurs, although some aspects of the anatomy are stretching the known facts a little. For a few years I've been convinced that T. rex had feathers most probably over discrete parts of it's body. I never reconstructed it that way though. Now, I've finally reconstructed it with feathers completely unawared of the discovery of Yutyrannus. You can image what was my surprise when I got home, opened DA and saw about a dozen of artworks showing newly described 9 meters long tyrannosaurid with confirmed feathers! It was proven to me once again that using common sense when interpreting the facts makes today's educated guess tomorrow's reality.

In the light of the discovery of Yutyrannus I want to say that any comments on the feathers on T. rex in my drawing by anti-feathered dinosaur fanboys, JP fanboys, creationists, BANDits, MANIACs, etc. will be ignored, hidden or if needed, reported as spam. I don't have time to argue with windmills. If you can put your anti-feathered dinosaur arguments into reasonable phylogenetic context fine, I would not mind such comments though I can't promise I'll be able to reply to them. If you can't, well you're warned.
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is this not in my favorites yet?! 
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Dunno. I guess you just didn't follow closely my updates early last year. :D I remember posting these tyrannosaurs about few days after Yutyrannus was revealed, even though I had no idea about this. I hope the mistake is now fixed, and the artwork is now in your favorites! ;)
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I would feel truly honored if you would allow me to use this in a video I am making about the Dinosaurs who were the Apex Predators of their reign. Its a non-profit slide show montage video, made for fun and advent viewing to everyone. If no, I will respect that. If yes however, then I will guarantee that your name will be in the credits and there will be a link back to your DA page in the description box so that everyone can know that it is work. What do you think?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Sure, as long as it's not for commercial use and I get credited, I give you permission to use this artwork in your slide show video. If you upload it online, then please send me a link, I would like to see it.
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Check out video link here www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKyn3m…
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
What about it?
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
To let you know its finished.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I never knew it was in the making to begin with. -_-

Please refrain from posting random things under my deviations. It is considered spam and next time I will report it as such. Or at the very least, write a bit longer and more elaborate post why you share particular links. Thank you for the understanding. :)
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Of course, next time I'll just send it as a note.
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lbiondo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This is the best T-Rex vs. Edmontosaurus picture I have ever seen!!!!!!!!
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MoriceMonkey93 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! Your dinosaurs are the best!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I prefer muddy ground for late cretaceous....late cretaceous was humid!

I believed late cretaceous was a colorful world...colorful flowers and some insects related to flowers (ladybirds, moth, wasp), birds with pretty voice, blue and green dragonfly, slimy
snail, fruit tree exist in late cretaceous....volcano and dust air related to volcano smoke and flowers pollination exist....you can add such things to your pictures for making a better imagination about Tyrannosaurs and ceratops life.....


I hope my advise do not make you angry...it is just an friendly advice from a lonely biologist.....I always like your art very much!

Best wishes for you and your family, your brother always, Amin Khaleghparast (a lonely biologist from Tehran, IRAN)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hi Amin, thank you very much for your comment! Of course I'm not angry by your opinion, don't worry.

Late Cretaceous is pretty long period of time, and there were a lot of different environments around the planer. Not everywhere was humid and swampy. Yes, Hell Creek was, but not all of the Latest Cretaceous North America. In my drawing I've put the animals on higher altitude, somewhere in the margins of the Laramida mountains. If they were positioned on lower grounds, like the river floodplains, then I would have depcited more muddy and swampy background. But you're right that given the fossil evidence river plains are better environment for a T. rex.
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angelanovus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you!
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MsCrYpT41 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic drawing
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you!
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are MANIACs?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
MANIAC is abbreviation for "Maniraptorans Are Not In Actually Coelurosaurs", a small sub-group of BANDits (Bird Are Not Dinosaurs supporters), who think that birds are not dinosaurs, and therefore the fact that birds and maniraptorans are obviously closely related, automatically means that maniraptorans cannot be theropod dinosaurs.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't that also mean that theropods are not dinosaurs?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
No, according to MANIACs only the members of Maniraptora are not theropods/dinosaurs. Every non-maniraptoran theropod is still a dinosaur to them.

I found short and well written info on what's MANIAC, and you may find it useful - [link] . What you need to remember though, is that the whole idea of MANIAC is absolute nonsense and should be ignored always when possible.

I noticed I made mistake in typing what the abbreviation means though. "A" stands for "Actuality", not for "Actually" as I typed in my previous comment.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Absolutely perfect. :la:
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:D
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Jurassic-Punk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
If I had skill like this, I wouldn't be too upset by my art being classified as "Static" - Holy hell, what I wouldn't give to have your creative eye!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind words! What can I say? Just keep practising. :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
All I'm going to say is that depicting t-rex as scale-less is a mistake too. It most likely had feathers and scales, due to tyrannosaur skin impressions being found with scales, and also simply bald, leathery skin, I think finding t-rex or albertosaur feathers will be next...
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I'm aware of the T. rex skin impressions showing both scales and "naked" skin, so I know that depicting it scale-less is not accurate. Yes, I agree I should have put more scales on the ventral side of the animal, but that's more of a problem with textures than anything else. Next time I will try to make it look more scaly where's needed. :)

Honestly, while it would be really cool to have actual fossil evidence for feathers in T. rex or Albertosaurus, I don't think it's really that important for reconstructing tyrannosaurids. We have enough fossil evidence already for the presence of feathers in this group.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
true :)
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ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Looks like Edmontosaurus for dinner.
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work~ and nice shading!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you! :)
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not a problem:D
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Infernape7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
awesome
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KajeJenson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Beautiful overall, too :)
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KajeJenson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Nice job with the feathers...
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Nicely done...amazing
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CretaceousForest Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Хорошая работа, но она слишком статична. Попробуй сделать нечто вроде в явной динамике.

Nice work, but it is too statical... Try to take more dynamics in your work. Because hunt it is very dynamik moment.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I guess you have a valid point here. Will try to work on this in future.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Since the subject of static appearing action poses...oxymoron alert!!!!...has been brought up, might I say something?

Most problems with this arises from the artist trying to make the subjects look balanced. Another name for balanced is stock still. Make the subject look unbalanced in the direction of movement.

Study videos and pics of animals and humans in motion and you'll see what I mean.

What to do in this picture or another like it? A number of things can be tried. The far leg of the near rex is neutrally set for bearing weight.Put weight on that foot...seems he is thrusting forward. Show the foot kicking up dirt, mashing into the ground...whatever is needed. The Edmontosaurus is being grabbed by a monster that probably could lift tons. That unfortunate duckbill would likely have been yanked clear off its feet. In that event, it is very unlikely to have both its feet on the ground. Where limbs, heads, necks, whatever are bending back, for example, PUT WRINKLES where they meet whatever they are attached to. There is a lot more to learn, but these tips might do for starters. Hope it's helpful.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you for the in depth comment and constructive criticsm. It's always helpful to the opinion of another person. Even though I'm in a no way starter in this, and I'm well awared of the details you mention in your post, for some reason I usually don't think about them, especially about the interaction between the animals and their environment. I'll try to pay more attention to this matter when drawing, starting as early as the sketching phase. One of the problems in my works is that I treat the different objects in the composition as completely separate entities, and rarely make them interact with each other. Details like dust clouds forming when animal steps on the ground, foot prints left in the mud, etc. can indeed make the overall drawing to appear less static.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can see you're not a starter, but a very talented creative artist. :icondragonnod2: Whether the artist is doing highly detailed, photorealistic work or a slashing-lined sketch, attention to these kinds of details is important to the ambiance of a picture. Getting basic form down accurately is hard enough and produces, at times, a good picture. Going farther and adding the details to make it look like a living creature can take it into the realm of "Holy MACKEREL!!!-what a picture!" It's also a lot harder but well worth the effort. I look forward to seeing your new work!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is hard, I have had my work labelled static too...:(
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Lately I've tried to portrait animals in more dynamic poses and I think I've made some progress. This is something that I'll definitely keep working on.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
your ornithomimid leap was great, though :)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Yes, but it wasn't anything new in regards of concept.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
T.rex vs Triceratops by an iranian artist:
[link]
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