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Gorgosaurus Leg Study by alexandernevsky
Gorgosaurus Leg Study
Another pencil study here.  Tried to get the proportions right and with appropriate musculature, but let me know If I've restored anything incorrectly! The feet are perhaps a little small on the left study.  Decided to put a mixture of tarsal scutes on this one, alongside a refined version of the 'chicken' skin look I used in this painting: fav.me/d4f1h0x
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Gorgosaurus head study by alexandernevsky
Gorgosaurus head study
Gorgosaurus libratus (or Albertosaurus if you prefer). Pencil sketch.  

In an effort to improve the scientific accuracy of my work, I've been making some attempts of restoring muscle and other soft tissue over the skull and skeleton of some dinosaurs. As you can see I've made the addition of lips (although still accounting for an overbite), more prominent ears and hopefully a better representation of the muscles on the head. I'm planning further studies for other parts of the anatomy, but for now I positioned the forearms quite far back, a possibility suggested by Carpenter (2002).  The top Gorgosaur is based on ROM 1247, the lower one TCM 2001.89.1.  On the lower Gorgosaur, I made the eye larger and positioned it lower in the orbit, so they may look a bit more different than intended.

As an aside, it seems that many people have illustrated Gorgosaurus as a sprightly juvenile or subadult, and there seem to be fewer representations of the more robust adult.  Let me know what you think - any comments on anatomy are especially welcome!

Ref:
Carpenter, K., 2002. Forelimb biomechanics of nonavian theropod dinosaurs in predation. Concepts of Functional, Engineering and Constructional Morphology. Senckenbergiana Lethaea 82: 59–76
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Rainforest Tyrannosaurus: Redux by alexandernevsky
Rainforest Tyrannosaurus: Redux
Tyrannosaurus rex.  Acrylic on board 594 x 841 mm.

The old file I had here was a not so great digital photo, and I thought about getting this painting scanned professionally.  After getting it out of storage, I decided to update it, fixing some of the muscles, adding bulk to the tail, changing the shape of the eyes and adding some protofeathers.  I also put in a little shading, but most of the difference in colour that you can see is a result of the better quality image - this is closer to the original painting.   
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Alexander Lovegrove
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yoult Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for watching Alexander! Happy you're uploading new art again :)
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  Watching was long overdue.  Hoping I'll have some paintings done in the next couple of months...
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hailmust Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again for the +fav 
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Blayzefyre Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:O I am unworthy, but thank you for the llama and watch! Your art is brilliant and ancient life is a passion of mine. Have you considered going into paleontology?
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  At one point I did but I work as an ecologist and that's just about enough science for me!  
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Blayzefyre Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I understand. Sometimes it's better to keep certain passions as hobbies. Like art. I am so temperamental and undisciplined when it comes to art, I can't imagine doing it as a profession. I'd get so disgusted with it.
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's a difficult one.  I'd love to have more time to do artwork, but I'm not sure I'd be great at it as a profession!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch, Alex!
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alexandernevsky Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, I thought I was watching you already!
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