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Daspletosaurus torosus by spinosaurus1 Daspletosaurus torosus by spinosaurus1
i might do a few more things to improve the drawing, but overall, i'm calling it finished.

here is my interpretation on new evidence that point to the possibility of crocodilian like keratinized facial integument. not too sold on the new interpretation, but i found this a great opportunity to combine aspects of both crocodilian and avian traits.
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Stuff-by-Tyto Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely restoration! It feels very alive. Like you I'm not entirely convinced by the theory, but I do find it interesting and I'm not going to diss it just because of the (very small) Horner connection as a lot of people have been doing. Your work shows how the idea can be incorporated into our modern image of a Tyrannosaur in a natural way, without seeming at all backward. Well done!
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RAPTORHEARTthe4 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist
This looks beautiful.

Let's have a moment of silence
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, much MUCH better than the official -shudder- artwork in the paper!

And yeah, as Glavenychus said, keratinized parts in tyrant snouts don't preclude the possibility of lips.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
SO GOOD!!!!
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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Nicely done! It is great!

PS: Do you think that it would prevent the development of large lips?
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i doubt it. the amount of foramina in tyrannosaurs lie somewhere in between squamates and crocodilians. the study specifically made comparisons between certain varanids and Alligator mississippiensis, which skull forms more of a keratin sheath rather then epidermal cracks like in other crocodilians. on top of that. there is some variety on different species that sort of muddies the interprestation . marine iguanas have large amounts of foramina on their skulls, yet they obviously have lips. as well as vice versa, creatures such as the indus river dolphin have little to no foramina at all, yet their completely devoid of lips.

if anything, the rugosity of the foramina have more of an impact on skin texture rather than the development of lips.
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Actually the amount of foramina in tyrannosaurids is closer to that of varanids (it would not be able to sustain the sensitive organs and large lips at the same time), since it is basically a straight line of foramina (in crocs it is far more spread).

If you take a close look at a high definition close up of an alligator you can see that it does show cracks, and since it is so close to crocs it's development would be similar. The fact is that, as the skull and the living animal shows, the case of alligators is not as "extreme" as that of crocodiles, so the amount and "degree" of skull marking is different.

And I do not know if you got it, but the main point about the lips is the area fovered by the keratinous skin. Carr said it went go almost all the way to the tooth row, leaving no room for lips (well, that is what he said). I doubt it as there would still be a small area for lips to develop, but the amount of foramina does not seem to be enough.
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm aware of this, i'm just simplifying my statement as i don't wan't my post to be too long

let me elaborate. i do not deny the presence of cracks in alligators in my reply, it's just the change of external integument between alligators and crocodiles are distinguishable. i'm telling you as someone who has handled both alligators and crocodiles ( young ones i might add), the visible difference in facial integument is immediate. alligators bare no where near the amount of epidermal cracking seen in crocodiles, rather just baring more of  a keratinzed sheath covered in IOS. 
 
i'm aware of his statement. i find that statement free to be criticized. as i brought up before, there are animals with large amounts of foramina and still retain lips, as well as animals completely devoid of it and lack lips entirely. it muddies the concept of a direct correlation between the concentration of foramina and the presence or absence of lips. it's still quite open to interpretation imo and i am partial to the though the foundation of the majority of land animals would retain lips to some degree and/or variation.
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very sexy my friend 
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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N1C0L4I Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017   Traditional Artist
Just impressive Wow! 
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot buddy :)
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Student General Artist
I've been following your progression on this piece on Facebook. 

I love the textures. 
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. means a lot coming from a paleoartist like you. love your work
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
beautifully made :D
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome
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Dinodc98 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You're an amazing artist!
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks man. your artwork is also amazing.
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
So this is how you reconcile a keratinous, hyper-tactile face with lips?

It looks nice.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Noice! Love dem lips.
Kinda looks like a bunch of contorted muscles on his snout XD
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VeryRibbiting Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing! It's been fun to see your work on it over time!
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. glad you enjoyed watching the process :D
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TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what did you used to make this?
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i used color pencils, markers, and fine liners for this drawing
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TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
expensive markers i guess..?
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
only some. i only have a couple copics, and only in grey and brown tones. the rest are done with bic markers which are super cheap
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TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the simpler do the best thinks on life right XD
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Zealandiatherium Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student
Very pretty
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Noice! Actually, your work here sort of inspired a Tarbosaur I did last week. Thanks. :)
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic.😀
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.😀
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megabass22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Absolutely beautiful!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Awesome
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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LeviBernardo13 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
They remind me of the lips of baby crocodiles. Great!
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tpallier Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic artwork / love the expression as well as the intricate detail you added :-)
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apexpredator7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
This is incredible, I dont know how you make it look so realistic
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. this guy did take a while to finish, especially being that it's been a while since i did a colored drawing like this. glad you like it :)
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Vitor-Silva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional
Man, I'd fave this a zillion times if possible! What details!
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
XD thank you
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely done, man! All those details and textures!
With what's this all done? Paint and pencils?
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot dude.

i used a combination of markers, color pencils, and fine liners.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

Ah okay.
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Asmallmicroraptor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  New Deviant
I like this combination of crocodilian and avian traits in this Artwork, plus the details you can appreciate on muzzle and feathers make the overall work really good and pleasant-looking :D
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. really tried to go all out with the blending of the two archosaurs to make a believable theropod.
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