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The Tyrant King (Updated)

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I just felt obligated to do a new T.rex with how so much new data and theories has surfaced since I last did one.

I decided to tone down the feathering since "new" skin-impressions suggests so as well as a theory of animals loosing any benefits of having thick insulation/plumage at larger sizes (aprox. ~3 t. and above.)

I gave it lips since...well the theory of lipless-ness 
 a.k.a croc-faces in theropods such as Tyrannosaurs is so full of flaws and is kinda stupid. However I added a keratinous ridge/snout to it as that seems somewhat likely.

The skinny arms are based on the data suggesting they had relatively small muscle-mass since their arms were pretty much held close to their bodies and not used that much at all (at least not doing any heavy work).

The rest is basically a mix of bird and reptile.


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Beto1207's avatar
Cool! :D
I love its black color, the detail of the feet, the accuracies and the comparison whit a man FB Like for MSN 
I just think the tail was made a bit short and the scales on the head don't quite convince me altogether, but those isn't big problem. :)
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DanneArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Im pretty sure its the right lenght but yeah, in retrospect I would have done em differently.
ThePokeSaurus's avatar
This is in my top 5 favorite drawings now.
ThePokeSaurus's avatar
I meant my top 5 favorite T.Rex Drawings now.
Pendragon276's avatar
Very nice piece 👏
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cetasauriaHobbyist Digital Artist
big boy!!! i love it!!!!
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TheUltraCube6723Hobbyist Digital Artist
This and Saurian's Rex Redesign rekindled my love for scaly Rex. I actually like this more than the Saurian version
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DanneArtHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm flattered!
Libra1010's avatar
 Splendid Work! (It amuses me to see the contrast between this admirably chill Tyrant and the poor fellow FREAKING OUT right in front of it - "Don't worry, human, I'm not going to eat you now" "Oh, Thank-" "I MIGHT eat you later though!").
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DanneArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe yeah, kinda had the "toilet scene" from JP in mind
Libra1010's avatar
 I imagine that every scene where a Tyrannosaur gets THAT close turns into a toilet scene, bathroom or no bathroom!:o (Eek) 
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DanneArtHobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
GateKeeper98's avatar
GateKeeper98Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not hating but that pouch looks like a tumor and a raspberry. Also idk why but I find this design A LOT better than Saurians.
#blackrex
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DanneArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Well I used cassowarys as reference lol. I can't agree with you but I'm flattered!
Glavenychus's avatar
GlavenychusHobbyist General Artist
Probably because Saurian is always overused in Tyrannosaurus reconstruction ever since their involvement on redoing their rex. Also their "most accurate dinosaur game on the market!" branding also adds on, which makes people think it THE most accurate you'll ever get with rex, yet they said that with their last rex and it had problems to begin with(not the notion of "feathered tyrannosaurs" but the extension of said covering)...

I think if they just stop doing the "most accurate" moto then they wouldn't look so entitled on any of the reconstructions(but some are still indeed wrong or at least questionable). They set theirselves up for heavy critique from all corners of the paleo circle from it anyways imo...
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GateKeeper98Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AND they actually might complete the game while it's as accurate as possible, either way, I 100.5% agree with you.
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GlavenychusHobbyist General Artist
Well, completion of the game is a highly debatable question, since it's been in EA since Kickstarter launch back in Q3 2016. I unfortunately see it as the same fate as The Isle, being stuck in this stage for as long as they can. The only indie dinosaur games they don't show this in my eyes is Prehistoric Kingdom and maybe a couple others, but mostly due to the former having a well-lengthy monthly devlog which tons of progress made and active developer feedback and milestones in game processed completion and finalized assets like animations, textures, soundtrack, etc. 

Maybe it's just me, but I feel Saurian & The Isle are staying in this stage for so long in order to stay in Steam's EA benefits, which for full completed games don't end up selling with thereafter in light of this. I know that's likely not what the devs are thinking, but from the very slow progress shown afaik, it feels as if it were the case.
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GateKeeper98Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Especially since there is a lot of shit both games want to update and add within each feature itself.
Glavenychus's avatar
GlavenychusHobbyist General Artist
That, and the fact the ingame mechanics are far from polished or even fully agreed upon a fan-based consensus....
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AlfaArtzHobbyist Traditional Artist
idek why but its rlly coot for me
bluewingfairy's avatar
Good morning friend, whoa, soooooo awesome!!!!!!. 
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FellFallowProfessional Digital Artist
Really like the colouring on the face / snout =)
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