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Bisti Breakfast--Bistahieversor and Kritosaurus

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Published: October 12, 2013
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My first attempt at a befeathered tyrannosauroid. Here's a young Bistahieversor sealeyi dragging a well-chewed Kritosaurus carcass along a sand bar 75 million years ago in what would become New Mexico's Kirtland Formation. Flies swarm the rapidly decomposing flesh of the hadrosaur and a coastal breeze from an approaching storm sways the palms and ruffles the bristle-like feathers of the theropod. I drew Bistahieversor head-on because I'm sort of bored with side profile views these day and also it allowed me to avoid deciding where exactly feathers gave way to skin or scales a bit longer. Somehow a reddish tint appeared as I got this piece digitized and I think it works pretty well. Thanks for looking!
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JokerCarnage5's avatar
JokerCarnage5Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.
Bistahieversor is one of my fav Tyranosaurids. 
Franz-Josef73's avatar
Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!
JokerCarnage5's avatar
JokerCarnage5Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome:)
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TarbosaurusBatarHobbyist General Artist
I love this piece, very nice job.
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Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much.
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TarbosaurusBatarHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
JonaGold2000's avatar
JonaGold2000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very Nice :D I love the decomposingness on the Kritosaurus
Franz-Josef73's avatar
Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks!
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JonaGold2000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre Welcome :)
Giga-fan123's avatar
Awesome job! I am from New Mexico so I know this dino well! you should check out my version sometime :)
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pilsatorHobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I can completely relate to the "it allowed me to avoid deciding where exactly feathers gave way to skin or scales a bit longer" part. It looks positively gorgeous! Especially the way you managed to draw the Bistahieversor's feet in front view. These things give me headaches - you did a great job there.
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Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you kindly. Sometime soon I'll have the nerve to try a more full profile feathered tyrannosaur.
Orionide5's avatar
Really nice, and it's impressive how you represented the rotting of something that's never been seen alive.
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Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Easier than trying to reconstruct it as a live creature I think. And thanks.
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SaberrexHobbyist General Artist
that is awesome. i love this scavenging scene.
Franz-Josef73's avatar
Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Scavenging his kill or someone else's? That's the next question! ;)
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SaberrexHobbyist General Artist
yeah. if that wasn't his hadro, it is going to be bloody when the original Bistahieversor comes back. 
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DinoBirdManStudent Artist
Wicked cool!

I like that name for Bistahieversor or just nicknamed "Bisti beast" of the "Naayeetah" (meaning the word for "Dinosaur land" in Navajo, and believe me, I'm just a Navajo!:)).
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Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thanks for the cool information. Awesome that you're a Navajo and know about the language!
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DinoBirdManStudent Artist
Yeah and it was all perfect for now.;)
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Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
Very natural lookin', especially the face of the Bistahie ;)
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Franz-Josef73Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It took many tries before I thought it looked ok.
Kazuma27's avatar
Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
I know; tyrannosaurs' heads are quite difficult to get "right", especially in front view.

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RajaHarimau98Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably my favorite depiction of Bistahieversor I've seen. :D
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