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[EDIT] Made some changes based on feedback I got:
> Forearms/hands enlarged slightly
>Shoulder blade has more muscle/no longer as prominent
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Another honest attempt at recreating a scientifically accurate suchomimus Tenerensis. I did my best to draw this guy to scale, and, if I measured correctly, should be roughly 10.5 meters long (give or take). I believe the current holotype is thought to be an almost-mature subadult and estimated between 9.5 and 11 meters depending on the source. I figured an in-between length would be a good representation of the animal's size.

Markings/coloration based loosely off of a Great Blue Heron

Feedback, tips and/or links to informational resources are welcome c:

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Spinolover2017's avatar
spinos little and not so good vbrother
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SeverusBlackpaw|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh such a nice smooth skin :D
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VanishingSilence|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The musculature is on point, that thing could really mess me up!
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MikeyGamer13|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the dino drawing, I love Ark so yeah i dig this pic! it is a very realistic take on this type of dino! also I'm Mikey a newbie to the DA community and I was wondering if we could becan we be friends?  
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Awesome as always
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I love like, everything about this. Excellent job!
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DemonML| Digital Artist
thanks c:
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It's such a neat and unusual thing to see a palaeobiology piece on the front page. And about a not-particularly-popularly-known spinosaurid, too. Great work!
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DemonML| Digital Artist
Yeah It was a really nice surprise when I logged on today. Suchomimus is my favorite dinosaur, but despite being a large, carnivorous dinosaur that (at least lengthwise) could give t.Rex a run for its money, its not very popular. Most of the attention went to relatives like Spinosaurus and Baryonyx. So I guess I'll just have to join the few Suchomimus fans and spread awareness of this beauty where I can ^u^

/cough/ it is thought that it and Baryonyx might be the same entity though, so there goes that /cough/
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skysoul25|Student General Artist
epic
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DemonML| Digital Artist
thank!
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skysoul25|Student General Artist
welcome, is this a real dinosaur and how tall is that person like 5ft?
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DemonML| Digital Artist
This is very much a real dinosaur c:
The person shown is about 1.8meters tall (~5.9ft)
The suchomimus I've depicted is sized at 10.5meters (~34ft) which is in between the estimates for the near-mature subadult specimen of 9.5-11 meters (though some believe it got longer)
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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DemonML| Digital Artist
thanks!
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Great picture!
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DemonML| Digital Artist
thanks!
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Woah 10/10

What program do you use, I would like to create my own Paleo-Art someday. 
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DemonML| Digital Artist
Thanks.
I use just plain old photoshop. It turned out to be a lot more work than I had thought, especially since we dont exactly have photos of what the animal looked like alive. But a fun learning experience all the same c:
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I adore it! Very good with the shading as well as small details. The only mistake is I can't imagine the texture, would it be leathery? Soft and skin like? I can, though, imagine the texture quite well on the tip of the (Muzzle, mouth, Jaw, exc ) and on the feet up to ankles.
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DemonML| Digital Artist
As far as I know, there are no confirmed skin impressions from this animal, or its close relative, Baryonyx. It would be a guessing game as to how scaly or how big the scales were, if it even had them or maybe had feathers (unlikely but not impossible). I know that it had pressure sensors on its snout, like a crocodile, and that the large scales on the limbs are fairly common on theropods, so it made sense to include them. I had tried once before to represent the animal's scales and was wholly dissatisfied with the result. Not wanting to go down a rabbit-hole of speculation I intentionally left the animal with bare skin.

This wont be the last time I try reconstructing Suchomimus, though, hopefully I learn more in between attempts. Thanks for the feedback c:
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KaprosuchusDragon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice but the hands are way to small
  African Fisher by ScottHartman
Suchomimus tenerensis skeletal reconstruction. by Franoys
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DemonML| Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback. I adjusted them a little c:
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KaprosuchusDragonEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP Thumbs up parrot 

looks much better now
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