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Dinosaurs by OldDocHudsonandCO


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The Hunt by T-PEKC The Hunt by T-PEKC
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?! 
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! ;)
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?
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.
DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Check out video link here…
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
What about it?
DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
To let you know its finished.
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. :)
DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Of course, next time I'll just send it as a note.
lbiondo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This is the best T-Rex vs. Edmontosaurus picture I have ever seen!!!!!!!!
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