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Spinosaurus Drawing

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I am hopping onto the Spinosaurus hype train that's inspired a lot of artists recently. I have some free time on my end, so I am going to try and make a bigger painting dedicated to Spinosaurus. I'll share my progress on my Patreon. I hope you all enjoy!


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JoshVita's avatar
Very cool.
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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist

Thank you!

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satsume-shi Digital Artist
cool <3
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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks!

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JdangerousdinosaurStudent Traditional Artist

Stunning work.

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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist

Thank you!

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Such a strange creature. Now that it's obvious that Spinosaurus was mostly aquatic, I still wonder how it functioned. It still must've gone on land to lay eggs. Was it even capable of walking on its legs exclusively? Or would we have seen it drag its body ashore on all fours? Knuckle walking wasn't an option, if I'm not mistaken, as the wrists weren't strong enough to support the weight. I imagine the animal behaving much like a crocodile. Floating on the surface, everything submerged, except for the top of the head and the sail. Could it extend its arms out to the sides, to balance while floating? Did it catch its prey this way? Hanging still in the water, waiting for something to come close? I can't really imagine Spinosaurus being a good enough swimmer to chase down fish. Were there large crocodiles living in that same ecosystem? If so, were they and the Spinosaurs eating the same prey items? Would they compete, or did they fill different niches in their environments? Were the sails present in both sexes? If so, then were they using it to differentiate between individuals of the same species? Or was it a sexually dimorphic trait? Looking at some other species of Spinosaurids, I'm inclined to assume that these structures evolved as display and/or recognition mechanisms. So they were quite visual then; using vision to deal with others of their own kind, as opposed to using smell or hearing. I think that's possible, judging by the huge billboard they were carrying around on their back. Brightly colored sails, perhaps, with patterns. I'm speculating. Why are the neural spines so elongated in Spinosaurus? Was it because they were living in the water, and having tall sails protruding out of the water's surface made it easier for these animals to spot one another? Perhaps having a huge shape simply offered safety in an environment where other large and potentially dangerous animals existed, or did the sail grew so large because they were using it for swimming/floating in the water? Would such a large sail indeed be practical for an aquatic animal? We don't really see aquatic animals with similar structures, except for some species of fish, but those fish are some of the fastest moving animals in nature, and their fins/sails are useful for high velocity movements and manoeuvres. How did Spinosaurus move while swimming? Apparently, that tail must've been moving from side to side, but would the body be matching that motion, or not? I have so many questions.. lol, sorry Lindsey. Anyway, these thoughts occur to me because I was staring at your drawing, and I can't wait to see a more detailed version. 
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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist

No that's great! There are so many questions about Spinosaurus. I just know that I am excited about future discoveries that might answer some of these questions.

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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
looks grand :la:
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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks!

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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :D
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monkfishloverHobbyist Digital Artist

HE EAT THE FISH

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