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June 22, 2021
Dueling Dinosaurs by anthon500
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Dueling Dinosaurs


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One that I did a few months back. I had the pleasure of working with Dr Lindsay Zanno & friends of the North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences in order to produce an Illustration for their press release announcing the Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit, which will feature two exquisitely preserved specimens. One is a complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus, the other Triceratops Horridus. More can be read on this exciting upcoming exhibition here:…
The project also includes some amazing artwork by world renowned paleoartist Julius Csotonyi.…

For the layout of the image we tried a few different composition thumbnails, and also went through a number of looks for the bull Trikes facial colours and patterns - inspiration was taken from the patterns of peacock spiders. I was kindly given the green light to share the artwork and some of the concept sketches. 
To see more variation for the concept stages, including colour variations for the Trike, feel free to give my Instagram a visit ;) 

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SuperSabre-Tooth's avatar
HammerinInkminer's avatar

...interesting color concept on the dinosaurs.

Jeremy-The-Guy's avatar

Dinosaurs will never not be cool. Fact 😊

anthon500's avatar

This indeed will always be the unchallenged & indisputable Dinosaur fact!

VesaiasTheValiant's avatar

Oooooooh! :O_o: By the stars! :w00t: I love the colours of this piece. :heart: :D

The suspense in this dramatic scene is also great. :nod:

The dark rain clouds in the background give it a sensation of impending death. :greetings:

Marvellous work, and congratulations on the Daily Deviation, you've totally earned it. :clap:

A masterpiece totally :+fav:'d! :thumbsup:

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Thanks so much VesaiasTheValiant! That means a lot to hear. I'm surprised but super honoured to have a Daily Deviation mention. I'll use it all as positive encouragement to keep going & pushing forward!

VesaiasTheValiant's avatar

Oh you're more than welcome, buddy. :hug:

I comment to light up the spirits of fellow deviants

whenever their work impresses me. ;-)

Tinselfire's avatar

Would you speculate on what colour patterns might be seen in the paleoart of the 2050's?

kd38's avatar

A beautiful dance of death!

Neranella's avatar

Fantastic colors. :trophy:

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WWCB's avatar

Are those juvenile Tyrannosaurus?

anthon500's avatar

They are juvenile T-Rex yes, or meant to be anyway.

WWCB's avatar

There's a difference between "are" and "meant to be"?

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blazco101's avatar

Great work prefact shows the behavior of Nanotyrannus hunting tricetr

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CosmicPosthumanz's avatar

So, any latest news about the Trike’s frill? Did it had a scaled frill or a keratin frill? Any info on this or not yet?

LindArtz's avatar

Incredible work!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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TuxedoSuchomimus's avatar

Is that trike on the right dead or simply wallowing?

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It's meant to be dead, or at least very unwell and close to death. It was discussed with the client. We basically wanted to depict a sentimental aspect to the Trikes by having them defending a recently deceased member.

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