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When Mommy's Away

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"When Mommy's Away"

Tyrannosaurus Rex. A digital painting of a T-rex hatchling. This was done to go along with my Jane painting and Helushka painting . Will do a growth rate piece soon. Just gotta get an allosaur out of the way first ;) .

Done using pencils and Photoshop CS3.

Completed on the 14th of October 2011.
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cxcowProfessional Traditional Artist
I like the color, the different composition and the depth of this...after all dinosaurs did other things rather than just eat things and walk around all day, right...
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TomozaurusStudent General Artist
N'aaaw.
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AhrkeathHobbyist Digital Artist
Since I don't think I can give "official" critiques I'll do my best in a regular comment...

As far as anatomy is concerned, the leg on the ground looks a little over-extended; flex the knee a bit more and it should be fine. I'm also not sure the tail should be flexed upwards so much at its base-- tyrannosaurs weren't like dromaeosaurs that could bend their tails 90 degrees up. Otherwise it looks pretty good. ^^

Composition-wise, there's a lot of 'weight' on the side with the hatchling. I'd bring out the tail from behind a bit more, extending the picture to the left and place the body of the Rex closer to the center. I think that would bring the piece together as opposed to dividing it into rex/forest.

Otherwise, this is really good; I can tell you worked really hard on it. ^^ I"m by no means an expert on this kind of thing, but I can try to help; I only hope I did. -_-;
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amorousdinoStudent General Artist
Who knows, maybe they were more flexible at that age ;) their tails I mean
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amorousdinoStudent General Artist
Thanks =)

About his tail, I think you're right. I thought I had drawn it at a 60-75 degree angle but on further inspection, it might be 90 degrees =P didn't notice that. Had to pose it at that angle to get it to look like he's trying to balance himself out.

Oh and the right knee is bent (haven't drawn a theropod with straight legs since I was a kid) though I did originally draw the lower leg beneath the ankle at 20% smaller than what u see here, so I fixed that. I think I hav had some problem depicting the pose at the angle its drawn.
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AhrkeathHobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, just something to keep in mind for the future then. ^^

As for his leg, I can see that it is bent-- it just doesn't look bent enough! I'm sorry that wasn't clear in my previous comment. ^^; They really are minor things, and the angle probably doesn't help.
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sniperwar10Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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painted-wolfs-denHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done!

The only critique I could offer is to suggest the arms could be bit longer, like the legs they were longer in proportion to an adult.
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amorousdinoStudent General Artist
I used the Jordan theropod as a base for the reconstruction (though its about 2 years old and almost 10 feet long) and also a a baby tarbosaurus. They both have arms around this size.
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painted-wolfs-denHobbyist Traditional Artist
My bad... I thought they were just a tiny bit longer than that.
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FluffaflyHobbyist Photographer
hahaa, epic :love:
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