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Tyrannosaur Gape Redux by amorousdino Tyrannosaur Gape Redux :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 709 16 Somber Dawn by amorousdino Somber Dawn :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 323 13 Akainacephalus Honk by amorousdino Akainacephalus Honk :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 182 3 Weird Sisters by amorousdino Weird Sisters :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 221 12 White Pointer by amorousdino White Pointer :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 101 3 Gnaw by amorousdino Gnaw :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 365 37 Another Crocodile Smirk by amorousdino Another Crocodile Smirk :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 536 17 The Crone by amorousdino The Crone :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 253 11 Post Bell by amorousdino Post Bell :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 388 9 Horridus by amorousdino Horridus :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 177 1 Lewd by amorousdino Lewd :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 123 8 Mating Colors by amorousdino Mating Colors :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 111 2 Dragon's Lair by amorousdino Dragon's Lair :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 281 5 Death Encroaches by amorousdino Death Encroaches :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 192 5 The Titan of the Alamo by amorousdino The Titan of the Alamo :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 122 12 Clash at the Alamo by amorousdino Clash at the Alamo :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 107 7
Babes and dinosaurs...
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First off the pose and anatomy is beautifully done. Every muscle on the torso and abdomen is well drawn and rendered, showing a good un...


Triceratops Prorsus - Saurian by LittleBaardo Triceratops Prorsus - Saurian :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 426 33 Ankylosaurus magniventris - Saurian by LittleBaardo Ankylosaurus magniventris - Saurian :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 421 29 Denversaurus schlessmani - Saurian by LittleBaardo Denversaurus schlessmani - Saurian :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 329 23 Parasaurolophus walkeri - The Isle by LittleBaardo Parasaurolophus walkeri - The Isle :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 336 20 Carnotaurus Sastrei by LittleBaardo Carnotaurus Sastrei :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 358 65 Beach Bum by LittleBaardo Beach Bum :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 305 23 AMNH 5027 Tyrannosaurus rex action-figure [W.I.P.] by hugocafasso AMNH 5027 Tyrannosaurus rex action-figure [W.I.P.] :iconhugocafasso:hugocafasso 18 6 Carcharodontosaurus sp. model by hugocafasso Carcharodontosaurus sp. model :iconhugocafasso:hugocafasso 27 2 Scissor Head: Ecstasy by aoxenuk Scissor Head: Ecstasy :iconaoxenuk:aoxenuk 163 12 Late 100+ Watchers Tyrannosaurus Rex by Megasupream Late 100+ Watchers Tyrannosaurus Rex :iconmegasupream:Megasupream 131 23 Tarbosaurus bataar technical practice by paleosir Tarbosaurus bataar technical practice :iconpaleosir:paleosir 165 91 Ammonite Fields by Max-Kneht Ammonite Fields :iconmax-kneht:Max-Kneht 41 7 Craddle by MaGLIL Craddle :iconmaglil:MaGLIL 325 14 Thoracosaurus - Saurian by LittleBaardo Thoracosaurus - Saurian :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 286 23 Tyrannosaurus Rex - The Isle by LittleBaardo Tyrannosaurus Rex - The Isle :iconlittlebaardo:LittleBaardo 375 33 2 Rexes, 1 creature by allotyrannosaurus 2 Rexes, 1 creature :iconallotyrannosaurus:allotyrannosaurus 136 32


Tyrannosaur Gape Redux

"Tyrannosaur Gape Redux"

Tyrannosaurus rex. An acrylic airbrush painting of a head reconstruction of a male Tyrannosaurus.

I wanted to revisit a head study I did of a T.rex last year with some new information I accumulated over the past few months, namely from a discussion between Scott Hartman and David Krentz, and also from a conversation I had with paleo-sculptor Hugo Cafasso. This would concern that the jugal "boss" is actually an insertion for some of the pterygoideus muscles and not a base for a horn-like boss.

As Scott said: “Rather than the muscle just inserting into the shelf on the surangular, another slip would extend up to the ventral portion of the jugal, which would sort of close off some of the "exposed cheek" look.”  

I based this reconstruction on the holotype specimen of Tyrannosaurus, unlike the previous “Tyrannosaur Gape”, which was done without a specific reference. Rendering all of those muscles and lip tissue did make the fleshed out lower jaw seem much larger than I expected initially. 

My decision to utilize my Badger airbrushes was from seeing Marya Lehman, a local artist I know, use her Iwata airbrush to color up a beautiful illustration of a whale shark. I had not used my airbrushes for a long time and missed it. After having applied the acrylic paint with the airbrushes, I detailed the piece with various color pencils and acrylic paint using small brushes.

Completed on September second 2018.

Done using acrylics, color pencils, and Photoshop CC. 

The underdrawing for an upcoming Tyrannosaurus head study is done.

Filename by amorousdino
Somber Dawn

"Somber Dawn"

Deinonychus antirrhopus. An acrylic painting I did of a pair of Deinonychus watching an unseen dying animal, waiting for its inevitable demise. 

This was directly inspired by a painting of William Silvers I like of a pair of vultures in a tree. I have always wanted to depict dromaeosaurids perched in trees as their claws seem quite well adapted to clambering onto trees. Last time I portrayed this was earlier this year with my Dakotaraptor pair resting on a fallen redwood in a spooky Hell Creek forest.

I originally wanted to add some tendrils of foliage from the branches of the leaves but decided to keep them bare as I liked the grasping branches look.

I’m currently working on an Alamosaurus and Tyrannosaurus standoff painting which I’m pretty excited to complete before the start of my semester.

Completed in early August 2018.

Done using acrylics and color pencils. 

Akainacephalus Honk

"Akainacephalus Honk"

Akainacephalus johnsoni. A digital painting showcasing an Akainacephalus utilizing a hypothetical nasal structure for vocalization. 

It's been a while since I could post any images of this ankylosaur that was described just a few weeks ago. I started this illustration sometime in June but did not post anything until after its official publication. I had first learnt about this ankyklosaur back in 2013 during an internship with Prof. James Kirkland. I caught a glimpse of a cast of its skull in a workshop and did some sketches of it. It was such an interesting looking ankykosaur, almost with a ridge growing out of the medial line of the head and also possessing some fairly Asian ankylosaur morphology in parts of the skull, despite being from Utah.

The idea of an ankylosaur possessing such nasal structures came from Prof. Kirkland. He pointed out to me that ankylosaurids had fairly convoluted nasal openings, hinting at possible uses for auditory or even visual communication (like an inflatable display structure). Looking at one of Joschua Knüppe's livestream paintings of this genus, I noted he gave it something akin to a bird rictus, which I thought was a good idea and gave my reconstruction one as well. 
I gave it some keratinized plates on top of the inflatable tissue of the nostrils, basing their look on crocodile nostrils.

Completed on the 4th of August 2018.

Done using Photoshop CC and pencils. 


Zubin Erik Dutta
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I see you.................. :) Anyway, that's my plain old eye staring back at ya.

I'm a 22 year old traditional (and budding digital) artist who loves his women and dinosaurs ;P . Hoping to become a professional illustrator and getting my training in the good 'ol USA then coming back to my hometown of KL to see where that can lead me.

Oh, I love writing too, by the way ;)

Current Residence: San Francisco
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: Pencils and paint
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: Sony MP4
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Zuko, Callie Maggotbone, Azula, Batman (DCAU)
Personal Quote: Everyone is born inherently evil, It’s the things we do that determine who we are.




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BloodOrangeSangria Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff! :D 
Just for curiosity: what are your reasons to continue to make lipped tyrannosaurids?

I personally think that Carr jumped to conclusions with the “no room for lips” issue, but what do you think?
BlueWolfCheetah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have some very nice paleo art. Looking forward to seeing more!
WOODLAND-GHOUL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
love your work
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

Philoceratops Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Happy Birthday
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday to you! 
NeonBoneyard Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday to an insanely talented person! Hope your day has been very special! emote : Dino approves 
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Zubin
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