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Torvosaurus tanneri by dipstikk

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The better to tear the flesh off your back with, my dear! (That was going to be the title, but DeviantART only allows 30 characters in the titles.)

Ah, Torvosaurus tanneri. 40-something feet of flesh-rending, bloodthirsty, predatory love. With such a huge head, gaping mouth with serrated teeth, and big, powerful arms, he's the perfect killing machine. So yeah, say hello to Allosaurus' replacement, as the new antagonists of chapter one.

This particular model is for Leeto, the male. The female, Voracia, is scarless.

I finished the Camptosaur and this lug first, because Claudia's gonna need them for the first two pages. It's mainly about the chase between Mr. and Mrs. Torvosaur and Zinnea, but during the chase, Voracia (the female) side-swipes a Camptosaur out of her way with her head, who then falls over and proceeds to call her a dick as they proceed after Zinnea.

BTW: I know blue isn't a very threatening color, but the alternate color idea was red, which made me think too much of the Carnotaurs from Dinosaur. 'Sides, sometimes it helps to color them as if they were animals, instead of giving them a color scheme that makes them look like slabs of symbolism.
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allykat456 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Torvosaurus tanneri did not have spikes along its back. :| Shows how much you know.
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HayGies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
A lot of people reconstruct and depict dinosaurs with some kind of spikey adournment along their neck, back, and tail. Just a few weeks ago, I was visiting an exhibition of dinosaur statues at the Mall of America, and their Allosaurus had a bunch of spikey studs along its back. It doesn't have to be bone. Why, iguanas have a row of dorsal spines that are made of flesh. These could be made of keratin, for all you know.

Plus, the skeleton of Torvosaurus tanneri isn't that well-defined. Most museum skeletons are speculatory and man-made, and that goes for those "complete" Torvosaur skeletons. We know only enough to form an idea of what the basic skeletal structure looked like from a few arm bones, hip bones, skull fragments, and bits of the spine, and certainly not enough to tell what kind of spikey adournments it may have had.

Go back to the sandbox, little girl, this is where the big boys play.
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Stop spamming me! Go spam someone else, you spammer!
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Noddi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Oh, the shape of the head! It's so wonderful.
Haven't heard of torvosaurus before. :0 !
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
It's funny, neither did I until a few weeks ago.
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raptor-cut Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Wicked character concept! :thumbsup:
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Crystal-Marine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's a really great looking dinosaur! =D The dinosaur I drew stinks next to yours.........
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
DAMN! that loooks gooooood!
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yty2000 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Cool colors and spikes on his body, I like it.
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Thanks!
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AlienGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the yellow stripes! :D
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Me too. Originally, he had these white patches with lime-colored boarders around them, and I called that pattern the "Keylime Pie Style." But it looked crappy, so I scrapped it.
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MadMooningGnome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Hey this kicks ass. =D
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Thanks!
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MadMooningGnome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Yur Welcome!=D
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Paleo-Orca Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Torvosaurus! :D Very cool Theropod
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Paleontologia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Dude, this guy is really kick ass! Absolute savage! A great character!
Congratulations! :=favlove:
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Corysaur Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Your right, they totally do look more gnarly.
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Neminder Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Nice colors you used. :D
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RockoTheTaco Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
By replacement, do you mean that you're rewriting the Allosaurus part, or that the Torvosaurs take the place of the Allosaurs later on?
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
The script will be rewritten, and the allosaurs in the opening of version 1 of the comic will be replaced with Torvosaurus.
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RockoTheTaco Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Any particular reason for this decision?
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dipstikk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
The Torvosaurs just looked cooler to me, and I could invision them right away. Plus, I still haven't finalized the Allosaur design. It'll give me more time to do that.
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