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Zhuchengtyrannus + Tarbosaurus by Alexanderlovegrove Zhuchengtyrannus + Tarbosaurus by Alexanderlovegrove
A hungry Zhuchengtyrannus magnus defends his kill against a marauding Tarbosaurus bataar. This scene actually consists of two paintings put together! I might upload them separately at some point, as I think the Tarbosaurus stands quite well on his own.

Acrylic on paper. Photographing this was a nightmare! Download for the best view.
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:iconnightmarishwarlord:
NightmarishWarlord Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
i actually wrote a song about a tarbosaurus
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could these 2 actually meet each other in the past?
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!

Is it possible they were simply the same species at different growth rates?
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
thanks.  They are different species - actually this painting is a little inaccurate - they did not live in exactly the same time or place (I only found this out after the painting).
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, OK.
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Keehsay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Tarbosuras is almost T rex. I think T rex would not just stand there. I think it would kill everything.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Zuchengtyrannus is just as close to T. rex!
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:iconkeehsay:
Keehsay Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
So it also rulez?
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Yeah, you could say that :D
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Calibersoul2012 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
1) Both zhuchengtyrannus and tarbosaurus (like most, if not all tyrannosaurs) had very powerful gapping jaws and large robust serrated teeth of which would cause significant damage with every bite; very effective.  
2) Both evidently had very precise vision
3) Both had resilient bodies.


Tarbosaurus specimens are estimated to be 33 ft to possibly 36-39 ft. Zhuchengtyrannus specimens are generally about 33–39 ft. However, zhuchengtyrannus specimens are generally larger than those of tarbsaurus.
Also, zhuchengtyrannus is slightly heavier by about 1 ton.



The fight can go either way, but zhuchengtyrannus had the slight advantage of general size and weight.
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Haha, interesting thoughts.  There is not very much material of Zuchengtyrannus though.  Also, I think I learned after I made this painting that the two did not live at the same time.  Alioramus was contemporary with Tarbosaurus, though.
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Giganotosaur Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing! 
Do you have any tips on how to photograph your paintings? I allways find myself in a nightmare hen it's time to do it!
Thank you!
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Thanks!  It is very difficult and I have struggled quite a lot with it - my older paintings are really not photographed very well!  The best advice I have seen is here:  gurneyjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2… (not just the blog post but also the comments).  I think the best things you can do are to use a tripod and to use natural, preferably outdoor, light.
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Giganotosaur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thanks again! I'll have to put that in practice.
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
We've decided that we'll be pitting these two tyrannosaurs against each other in this week's prehistoric matchup. We'd like to use this picture for the fight and in turn you will get your first artist spotlight for this fight. Other wise, it's one of my favorite works of yours.  
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Wow, thanks!  Anything I should do to help out?
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Right now mate I'm not sure, but I would say what's your take on the Zhuchengtyrannus vs Tarbosaurus fight? Outside of that fight, do you have any recommendations for future Paleo-Fauna of the week? This week said animal is Xenosmilus hodsonae, the following week is Chasmaporthetes ossifragus the American running hyena, Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, Pterodaustro, Gigantopithecus blackei, and Edestus giganteus for the marine reptile series we are currently in the midst of. After the series wraps up we plan on featuring Torvosaurus and Acrocanthosaurus as future Paleo-Fauna of the week animals. Your Torvosaurus vs Allosaurus picture is another I'd like to feature was one of the artist spotlights for when we get to Torvosaurus along with whatever other artists we spotlight for the megalosaur. Another thing you can also do to help time permitting of course is helping us pick future prehistoric matchups because we don't have those fully mapped out yet in our current Marine Reptiles series.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Thanks!   Not sure if I'd feature that Torvosaurus versus Allosaurus, it's very old - I nearly took it down recently!  My take on the Z. magnus vs T. bataar is probably a bit different than when I made the painting, as it now looks like they didn't live at the same time, and were closely related.  So maybe they were more friends than enemies, lol.  I think regarding any large carnivore fights there would be a lot of posturing and fighting would only be a last resort, and only then with fairly evenly matched animals.  Then it's as much a case of luck as anything else.   

I don't know much about marine reptiles but it's something I want to look at in the future.   I actually live near to one of the best places to find them!
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
You could call into the show this week if you got the time. Do you take requests? I just took a look at your Torvosaurus vs Allosaurus painting and I didn't mind how old it was one bit. It still looked very nice and it would serve to illustrate the competition Torvosaurus had in both North America and Europe during the Jurassic Period.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Ah thanks, you can use it if you want.  I probably won't have time to call in, I'm a bit busy at the moment - but hopefully I could do it at a later date.  
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
One thing you can do to help with the fan club is helping us invite more people to join the group. 
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
MY FAVOURITES !!!:D (Big Grin) 
VERY NICE JOB!!!Nod 
IT IS VERY FANTASTIC!!!:) (Smile) 
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Godzilla14 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the tiger stripes :)
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Thanks!
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Thanks!
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TheSpiderAdventurer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like Zhuchengtyrannus look's more like a T rex then Tarbosaurus does because it's built is almost exactly like T rex's but at a smaller scale but that's just my thought though
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Interesting...guess we'll have to see if they find more of it!
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TheSpiderAdventurer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true that right there
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The line where you connected the paintings is a bit visible, but all in all there is real power in this.  I love you work!
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you!  I should probably just upload them separately, they didn't live at the same time / place!
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
True enough, but congratulations on the good work nonetheless!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Cheers!
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PineRain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the coloration of the Zhuchengtyrannus!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Thanks!
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Monsoni Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
There's so much detail! You did really well on this.
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:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Cheers
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't already in my favs? Oh well, kickass either way ;)
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Haha thanks!  I prefer comments anyway!
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me it seems the Tarbo is not interested at all, heading somewhere else :p Awesome details and anatomy!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Thanks!
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Very nice picture, although a bit anachronistic, isn't it? ;) I find it indeed rather likely that Z. magnus is actually an ancestor of T. bataar.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I don't know for sure, I vaguely remember that they may have lived at the same time, but you may be correct.   Guess it doesn't matter any more as I'd put way more feathers on them if I painted new ones!
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How would you like to join my Jurassic Park club? This is magnificent!! The land, colors, and blood all look so awesome.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Thanks!  Unfortunately I do not have the time to join clubs on dA, I'm not on here very much anymore
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Halestorm32 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely magnificent! This is so breathtaking, it's like staring at a photograph! Well done!!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks!
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Mongolia trying to negotiate with China by asking for food
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
haha thanks
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