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Tarbosaurus and Gallimimus
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Published: October 18, 2010
I don't think this really needs a description... it's a tyrannosaur about to chomp an ornithomimid (obviously), in Late Cretaceous Mongolia. I do believe there is a similar drawing by Bakker in The Dinosaur Heresies, but my copy is in Australia. If anyone has a copy it would be great if you could send a scan/photo of the drawing to me (john.a.conway@gmail.com). I want to see how it compares.

This painting is actually ANIMOOTED, but dA's pathetic video size won't show that to any great effect, so here's the still version.
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kingrexy's avatar
kingrexy|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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jouletrix|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dope!!!
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VanishingSilence|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really nice picture!
Poor tarbo looks like he broke his foot though.
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Patchyfish's avatar
This is definitely my favourite Dinosaur/Gallimimus piece. Simply Beautiful!
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Atlantis536|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought this was Conacvenator and Pelecanimimus.
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shockaLocKer|Hobbyist General Artist
Gallimimus's tail looks a bit depth confusing, but that's okay

but I want the ANIMOOTED version ;~;
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Louisetheanimator|Student Filmographer
Beautiful! I love dinosaurs. ^^
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PCAwesomeness's avatar
Nice drawing!
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tpallier|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful detail. Well done
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Philoceratops|Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Japanese Cane coloration on the Gallimimus's. BTW, your Jehol Biota animation, All Yesterdays, and Cryptozoologicon were beyond spectacular!
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JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture. Easily one of my all time favorite pieces of paleoart.
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asari13|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dinnertime
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Heytomemeimhome's avatar
Tarbosaurus looks cold....
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lbiondo's avatar
I wonder who will win. if the Tarbosaurus is a juvenile, it's possible that either one will win.
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Sorry, forgot I already asked.
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I would feel truly honored if you would allow me to use this in a video I am making about the Dinosaurs who were the Apex Predators of their reign. Its a non-profit slide show montage video, made for fun and advent viewing to everyone. If no, I will respect that. If yes however, then I will guarantee that your name will be in the credits and there will be a link back to your DA page in the description box so that everyone can know that it is work. What do you think?
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I would feel truly honored if you would allow me to use this in a video I am making about the Dinosaurs who were the Apex Predators of their reign. Its a non-profit slide show montage video, made for fun and advent viewing to everyone. If no, I will respect that. If yes however, then I will guarantee that your name will be in the credits and there will be a link back to your DA page in the description box so that everyone can know that it is work. What do you think?
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PeteriDish|Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! what would I have to do to see tha tanimooshion? XD
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Paleo-reptiles's avatar
My dear brother, John Conway!
I prefer muddy ground for late cretaceous....late cretaceous was humid!

I believed late cretaceous was a colorful world...colorful flowers and some insects related to flowers (ladybirds, moth, wasp), birds with pretty voice, blue and green dragonfly, slimy
snail, fruit tree exist in late cretaceous....volcano and dust air related to volcano smoke and flowers pollination exist....you can add such things to your pictures for making a better imagination about Tyrannosaurs and ceratops life.....


I hope my advise do not make you angry...it is just an friendly advice from a lonely biologist.....I always like your art very much!

Best wishes for you and your family, your brother always, Amin Khaleghparast (a lonely biologist from Tehran, IRAN)
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Meerkatmatt2's avatar
both of these animals lived near a desert, or in it, the background is typical for that of a monsoonal rainforest, In the dry season.
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
Awesome!
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watjong's avatar
Beautifully executed! Love the attention to detail: te leaves on the dground, the trees and the dinosaurs of course.
Also love the color pallette, the tiny hints of orange and red, very cool.
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SameerPrehistorica|Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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