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Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus by Durbed Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus by Durbed
The Fisher King!

I used as a reference the updated skeletal reconstruction by Scott Hartman [link], and another paleontologist depiction based on recent fossil evidence: [link]. This is the new Spinosaurus, a short-limbed waddling giant whose enormous sail/hump extended almost up to 2/3 of its body lenght.

I think this might be my best work so far, or atleast the most realistic looking. Its also the first time I experiment with water reflections, and I´m reasonably happy with the results.
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:icondovahsaurpaleoknight:
Definitely one of the most accurate and nicely done reconstruction of this unusual theropod. I will watch you.
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Awesome reconstruction :nod:
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:iconmatt-baen:
matt-baen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Best Spinosaurus yet!
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:icongraviousgaruda00:
GraviousGaruda00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fish nightmare!
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is one of my favorite theropods (Carcharodontosaurus is my fav), but this is a really unique reconstruction, half-colored.
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:icondynojackal19:
DYnoJackal19 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Great work!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool! :omfg: But how did you manage to create every little scale in detail:?
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MatrixDragondavid Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Artist
That is some seriously creative camoflage. I really, really like it! Well done. The pose is very imposing but majestic and the restoration looks pretty spot on in accuracy.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done..
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome..
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yoult Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work on the head, the colours are well chosen.
I think it's quite funny, that those new Spinosaurs happen to have short limbs because I always made them short-limbed following the example of their modern counterparts (bears) and the advice of ~Kronosaurus82.
The sky is a photo isn't it?
The work on the water is quite well done, but looks a little bit too chewy, little bit like quicksilver.
The Spinosaurus' anatomy looks also quite accurate, only point is the tail. I don't think it could be bended like this at the tailbase, that seems implausible.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made the sky blending different brushes, which I believe are originally taken from photos. As for the tail, I also think the bending angle could be smoother, maybe its due to a wrong shading/lightning. Maybe I´ll try to change that.

I think there are good arguments to favour both long and short legs in Spinosarus. Long hindlimbs would give it the advantadge to "walk" in deeper waters and more space to maneouver and snap on fishes like a heron, while the short ones would be better for balance while he is on dry land; considering its probably the largest bidedal creature ever to walk on earth. I reckon the later are more plausible, though the animal still look a bit "wrong" and off balanced, there is still any chance that those hindlimbs actually belong to a younger specimen?
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice depiction. Wonderful job with the scales. The head is wonderful.
Good for you to follow Maganuco and Bonadonna's work, it's worth it ;)
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks gentleman! :P

It truly is, I´d like to see more of their stuff.
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:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can find some of Boadonna's works on his website: [link] ;)
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the most beautiful Spino I've seen sofar
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done rendition, it really shows just how bizarre an animal Spinosaurus truly was. :)

Hmm, I thought that Spino' in the second link looked familiar. The life-size replica based on it is quite impressive.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I agree, the models is awesome, regardless the wirdness of the hindlimbs...
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally think the model's hindlimbs are too thinly muscled, but otherwise, I find the freakish dachshund-like appearance of the real dinosaur considerably more interesting than the countless "standard-built" restorations out there.

I've also caught a little word about how Spinosaurus' jaws may have articulated, and it seems that whatever critter got hooked by the lower jaw's large fangs, it was brought directly onto the large fangs in the upper jaw when the mouth closed down on it: a perfect fishtrap :D
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Blade-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty sweet !

I think the patterns and colors really make it work. ;)
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man. :)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is cool.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a pretty cool restoration. I too am working on an illustration featuring a spinosaurus at the moment.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can´t wait to see it! thanks for the compliment, coming from you it means a lot.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just posted it :)
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ironmaiden22 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
SICK!!!!!!!!!!! "a picture's worth a thousand words" "and this one's worth a million." amazing.
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks.
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ironmaiden22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
no prob.
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the camo pattern, so wicked!
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Carlosdino Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Una reconstrucción muy muy chula. Un buen Spino, sí señor, y nada de teorías locas... XD
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias!
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:iconspinojp:
SpinoJP Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! O.O
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconspinojp:
SpinoJP Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! ;)
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DeanNClark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a lovely Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus. I like the regal pose, the wavy coloring and hoe it's fingers look, nice job :).
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :aww:.
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