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Tyrannosaurus rex by EmperorDinobot Tyrannosaurus rex by EmperorDinobot
A Tyrannosaurus. Tyrannosaurus was perhaps the most refined killing machine of its time. Once it was known as the biggest meat eater that ever lived on land (whales are technically carnivorous), and its the most famous dinosaur of all. For more than a hundred years since its discovery it's captivated the minds of young and old. This animal was a true monster. Never mind the mothman, or el chupacabras, or dragons. This thing was real.
This is Dedicated to Osborn who named him (he died on a November 6th), and to Michael Crichton, who...well...allowed crazies like me to go around drawing dinosaurs and getting outlandish dreams of studying paleontology and what-not.

Enjoy!
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Mainly the neck, it seems a little tight-to-the-bone. I do agree that it's feathers would probably be sparser, but I'm pretty fond of a light covering, ostrichlike.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I don't know if you still follow me, but the update I promised is going to be uploaded in the next 24 hours. It will be a lot more to your standards.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
this was done a long time ago. Maybe someday I will update it.
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I like it, but it seems a bit skinny and scaly for my tastes.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I didn't think an animal this large would need any integument, given the weather conditions of the times. Skinny? How so? Lean is more like it.
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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one! impressive drawing style.

But! I wouldn't be so sure of the "killing machine" label. I don't know if your familiar with recent researches, but Rexy wasn't a hunter... morelike a huge ugly chick, and was something like the lions today: stealing the food more often than killing them. Even if killing that would have been the females. Plus, they possibly had red heads... yeah I know that is funny, but that what research says.

Keep on the good work, I really like these drawings.
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Vital-Defect Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
i was gunna mention that they thought he was a scavenger more or less :). but glad i didn't enter the huge debate :)

but nice drawing none the less.
and still a very impressive animal
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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: ;)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
There's no proof. That's just a theory, like the one of it being a hunter.

I say it was powerful enough to hunt and kill other animals. Any animal with such a skeletal configuration says hunter to me.
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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that you have mentioned "skeletal configuration", because that is the proof: it could possibly run only on a short distance (less than it would make him a true hunter). It possibly hunted also... I'm not saying no, but that costs much-much more energy for such a huge animal. And this is not a shame: people tend to think that this is something bad. But haven't bigger animals always steal the food if they had the possibility (even of the same species)?

I'm glad that you replied, and yes... this is also a theory, but a more modern one than the one from the '60s ;)

Be more accepting in life: if not else, it will help you broaden your view. Peace man! :thumbsup:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Scales of energy seem to be different on animals. I believe most dinosaurs to have been agile, moving with much grace and power. I mean, ever seen an elephant run? Or a giraffe? They're pretty dang big. Even though Tyrannosaurus is twice as long as these two examples, still probably was a vigorous animal.
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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well... that is also a possibility, but possibly the answer (as always) is somewhere between the two. (:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Probably. I like the idea of it being like a giant vulture. It probably waded the land for dead animals most of the time, but it was certainly capable of going after a large ornithopod.
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FxSanyi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that is likely. But if they really hunted (I don't have such an extensive knowledge as you do; I owe just a few books and haven't read them all) I think they selected the few older\younger or weaker animals from herds. That is the most successful way to hunt.

Keep on the good work and see you around. ;)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Oh, obviously. They won't give such a chase. And according to new studies, apparently ornithopods were larger than once thought due to new measurements and new things taken into consideration such as connective tissue between the vertebrae and so on....so a 13 meter long edmontosaurus would have been 16 meters long, and so on...But this is pretty new and pretty national geographic written all over it, so i wouldn't believe it. and you know how much slower and easier to hunt large animals are...so it's not hard to imagine a Tyrannosaurus going after a large specimen of Edmontosaurus/Anatotitan or a sauropod, such as Alamosaurus...Either way, I drew this because I'm not a fan of Tyrannosaurus rex, but if you look at it, it's a fucking beautiful animal.
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JPdude1332 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I feel as if the head is to skinny, to small. I think if you made the nazel ridge on the rex (from the nose to right before the eyes) a little...fatter? Larger? Oh something like that.

Anyways GREAT JOB! I like your attention to fine details and the like.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
It's intentional. But all the proportions are correct.

And it's not me being arrogant.
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Silvannia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great drawing. :love:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Oh thanks!:lol:
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice, you gotta love the infamous Rex. I love the way you draw these, once again, it's expertly done. My only suggestion here would be to add in another visible arm, just as you see the leg on the otherside, even if only slightly. That just seems to stand out for me, but regardless, this is excellent.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Heh, someone else suggested that, except they were perplexed as to why i hadn't drawn the other arm.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Haha :D

Even if you don't add another arm, it matters little, they didn't have much use anyway! He'll survive without it...
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Not-Undead-FUNdead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I think I can hear the Jaws music when I look at this.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Ta-da-ta-da-ta-datadatadatatatatatatatatata...
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Not-Undead-FUNdead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
thats actually a pretty good way of putting it to words :D
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, great t-rex you got there
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LiquidCandyRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
FINALLY I was wondering when you were going to do T-Rex!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Took me a while.
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skyraptor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
hail to the king!!
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PsychoWillyX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
Osborn? Norman or Ozzy? ;P
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Henry Fairfield Osborn.

Norman is a freak, as is Ozzy.
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PsychoWillyX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
You've got a point there.
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irinthony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it, Lu =)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thanks!:lol: Why aren't you on msn?
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irinthony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh no one really cares whether I'm on or not lol and anyway I've been busy these few days. =] I stayed out with my mom in the hotel so we went out and I didn't have time to go online.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
:( I care...

3 days are up, remember?
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irinthony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the 4th now. Well, it didn't go well but I didn't cry for him anyway. =] I'm ok now.
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