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Giganotosaurus carolinii by Durbed Giganotosaurus carolinii by Durbed
The giant southern lizard.

I scaled it following the maximum estimated lenght (13 metres) and the largest skull ever found (195 cm). Considering that non avian theropods have highly variable sizes in their adult stage, there could be some margin of error (and Im not an expert in measuring neither). Also beefy and healthy looking, like all big theropods are meant to be.

The posing human is the average 6 ft. tall Joe. I tried to avoid the typical waving naked guy that stands in all dinosaur size charts. Because, well, if youre going to face a gigantic predatory theropod, I strongly advise you to put some clothes on...and run!
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william023 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
That head is HUGE! In general and proportionately. That isn't a criticism since they really where like that, and it makes them look awesome! Do you think they really where this lizardy? The wiggly tail and completely scaly skin? Honestly, I like birds and lizards equally, I love any skin covering, but do you ever think they'll find evidence for feathers on this critter? Or was giganotosaurus a classic big, mean thunderlizard?
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christina1969 Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2016
Nice work, but the size comparison is off (the man is too big), and the legs should be shorter. Here is a pretty accurate silhouette of it: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
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kirkseven Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2016
that silhouette Is outdated (the skull is too long)
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:iconchristina1969:
christina1969 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
I know, but other than that it's pretty accurate.
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a pretty boss Giga there! I love the texture of it is from some Anole or a Komodo Dragon mixed with another lizard?
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm just curious, was it really that low-slung? Or is that just it's locomotion? Cause i thought it was it was a little taller, i could be mistaken though. But it looks kool :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks pretty badass :)
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Cool :D!
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farhan43 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Dinosaur Card #046 Giganotosaurus
Species: Theropod, Carcharodontosauridae
Era: Middle Cretaceous Period
Place Found: Neuquen, Argentina
Element: Neutral
Rarity: Rare
Ultra Move: Scissors

Cartmann's Facts:
"The 2nd largest theropod in the world. It has a large jaw that can break sauropod bones"
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Rodolph777 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
What do you think about its front legs? Were they used for something? They seem to have pretty sharp claws...
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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Pronus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Magnificent image. The only thing I'd say is that the legs look a little undersized for the weight of the body. But I don't know anything about anatomy, it's just my impression for what it's worth.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. You actually might be righ if you you mean their lenght and not the muscle mass (bird legs are mostly tiny; most of the muscle its in the thighs), since some recent skeletal drawing published by S. Hartman revealed that the animal actually looked pretty different. This is based in an apparently outdated reconstruction.

But its not like this kind of anatomy is impossible, we know of big theropods like Majungasaurus with this kind of ridiculously short legs.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconfarhan43:
farhan43 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
THE TRUE FINAL BOSS: Giganotosaurus carolinii
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Your gallery is fantastic! How you get that terrific 'patterned' effect on the skin is just brilliant!
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Omega-Primate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
The silhouette of the human is usually standing still. But I like how this guy is starting to jog away. Great dinosaur too!
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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Omega-Primate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D You're welcome!
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ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSUM!this is perfect!incredible work my friend~
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Hoatziraptor Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Simplemente asombroso
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias amigo. :)
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
man thats a giant head in there haha
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, Giganotosaurus have the largest head known on any theropod, longer than Spinosaurus (although the body was smaller)
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Plioart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wqw! I like this giganotosaurus.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks..!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something about it seems disproportional, but otherwise it's great! The color scheme is nice.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Probably the large gular pouch makes the head look even bigger than it really is. [link] :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
PERFECT :D
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ;)
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
It looks a little low to the ground; IIRC we have the leg of the Giga holotype and it is actually about the same length as Sue's (but with different proportions), but it may be an artifact.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right. Artifact or not, just updated it following the Princeton Field Guide reference.
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, very useful stuff. :)
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
mmm the head is a little it big
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably, but I think its still plausible. As we know thanks to the growth rates of Ceratosaurus, for example, the head tend to get bigger and the forelimbs atrophy as this kind of big theropods reach madurity.
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
well, plausible yes, but not much stetic
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Lonacc Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :D Love your work!
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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