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Dinosaurs by WolfWhisperer123


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September 12, 2010
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Tyrannosaurus Studies by Himmapaan Tyrannosaurus Studies by Himmapaan
Tyrannosaurus studies.
Brown Noodler's ink; sketchbook spread, 261 x 210mm.

Links to larger views (please don't pinch them, I implore you; I recommend you purchase a print instead :D):

Head 1: [link]
Head 2: [link]
Full length: [link]
Full spread: [link]

It's only hackneyed old T. rex, I'm afraid; but as it's been years since I've drawn any dinosaurs, it seemed sensible to me to start back with something 'easy'. I tried to be resolute in drawing it with its mouth closed, but I gave in eventually. Incidentally, the roaring head, as the last to be drawn, is probably my own favourite of the studies because I'd loosened up much more by then. The others were drawn in a state of slight nervous tension.

Its body could do with being slightly larger and longer. It was a tricky bit of foreshortening which I didn't quite manage convincingly. The teeth are also inaccurate: there are too many. I entirely neglected to count them as I was drawing, and by the time I'd realised, it was too late. Most important of all: it is lacking jaw muscle. Here's hoping future attempts will be better.

Copyright Niroot Puttapipat, 2010
Please do not reproduce/redistribute without permission.


I'm posting and running again, I fear. Many apologies.
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280077s Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome studies, like you would have drawn them had you seen it in its natural habitat, rock on :headbang:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
daddyconnolly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
DAVCM64 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
SuperCJ Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I love your style with dinosaurs, how you draw all the folds and such...
Poniesr4girlsHLLNO Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Beautiful!! Simply beautiful! BRAVO! Without a doubt one one the best if not the best modern T. Rex reconstruction illustration. My dear friend I take my hat off in respect to your skills.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind comment. This still has many inaccuracies as it was the first dinosaur piece I'd drawn since returning to the genre after many years.
Poniesr4girlsHLLNO Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
wow!Really inaccuracies, and it is still such a master piece? Mmmm like what kind of inaccuracies? Guess my pupils are still dilated from the emotion lol.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I mentioned them in my description. :)
Poniesr4girlsHLLNO Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Ohhh I see, and Indeed it has too many teeth, but hey an honest "mistake". For the part about him/her being larger mmmm that one the focus should be the tail itself more than the body(in most specimens the tail is about 2/3 of the body of the animal), but besides that one can say we are looking at a young adult Rex, and thus is not fully grown yet and or that we are looking at a female and that's why the body is "thinner". And for the jaw muscles yeah, but funny how I didn't noticed it before lol. But still is a beautiful drawing of a beautiful creature that once was the perfect killing machine of its time. By the way out of curiosity, how do you differentiate a female from a male?
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