I haven't uploaded a single solitary piece of art here ever since I joined DeviantArt three years ago, and that's because I'm a horrible artist (I mostly talk to people here). Well...that changes today...if with a bad sketch.
I think I'm reasonably good at replicating something that largely resembles what I want to draw, but the problem is I don't know of any piece of art that depicts a Tyrannosaurus
kicking a member of its own kind in the face while on the ground. Even when using artwork from other people for reference I failed to make a good drawing. This looks like something a five year old would make.
But while there's certainly a whole lot wrong with this drawing that you can pick at, I do think that what I tried to depict and what you can roughly see is reasonably plausible. There's work (Rothschild, 2013) reporting pathologies in tyrannosaurid specimens that seem to have been created by conspecific claws, where the size and distribution of the wounds are apparently incompatible with tooth damage. The particular case that inspired this atrocious sketch was the Tyrannosaurus
specimen named "Peck" (MOR 980). There is a hole in its right surangular and a smaller hole in the subjacent clinal. A Tyrannosaurus
pedal claw matches up perfectly to both holes (Fig. 10.2). Rothschild depicts two Tyrannosaurus
skeleton models where one is about to kick the other while standing on one leg and the other is in a relatively crouched position (Fig. 10.6). I think the kicker would be sacrificing too much stability in the model Rothschild shows (the leg it stands on is also completely straightened, which to my knowledge theropods would have been unable to do), so instead, I depicted the attacker kicking while it's laying on the ground (on its side, to be more precise); you can't lose your balance and fall if you're already on the ground. This is something that, for example, cats will do in a fight with a conspecific.
So, uh...enjoy...or rather, not.
Art references used:4.bp.blogspot.com/-wtKt3_7qhxM…img00.deviantart.net/ab21/i/20…paleop.deviantart.com/art/Tyra…dontknowwhattodraw94.deviantar…spinoinwonderland.deviantart.c…References:Rothschild BM. 2013.
Clawing their way to the top: tyrannosaurid pathology and lifestyle. In: Parrish JM, Molnar RE, Currie PJ, Koppelhus EB, eds. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 211-221