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Rex by Ahrkeath Rex by Ahrkeath
The final part of a three-part commission, hopefully done! Yeah, I know, T. rex probably had feathers, but it's still up for debate I suppose. Anyway, I didn't give it nearly as many scales as I did the others, showing at the very least it had naked leathery skin.
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014
Rarely do I see T.rexes drawn in this pose, but out of all of them this is definitely the best! :D

I specially like the way it has a lot of meat on it's bones, instead of being shrink-wrapped. Adds up to the anatomic accuracy.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this...
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Reivaxbeastly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Exceptional line work, really digging the the colour scheme for the coat as well! Keep it up.
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This T. rex looks so.... RIGHT. O.O I love 'im.  :iconlawooplz:
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought a naked rex might look...um...ugly in  that vulture ugliness sort of way, but this is actually very very nice!
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Heh, I would have put feathers on it, but as this was a commission I respected my client's preference for no feathers (and plus that would have added to the cost and put it outside their budget!!). I should do a companion piece that shows it with feathers though...

Regardless, I'm glad you like it!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to see a companion piece with feathers definitely! 
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NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is perfect!!! Excellent work!!!!
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Hehe, thank you!
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NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!! :D
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Love that color scheme you gave him!!!This is undoubtly one of the best Rex restorations ever!!!
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Haha, I don't know about the best... I tried using a color scheme not used for Rex very often, so I'm glad you like it! ^^
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artist
Great work!:wow: Both feather-less and great saurian lips are just perfect!:)
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I would have actually normally given it a dusting of feathers, but it wouldn't have been worth all the extra effort, so this is an acceptable alternative. ;)

Anyway, glad you like it!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artist
Sure thing!;)
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, really like it, especially in the head department!
Bravo, sir :)
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Madam ;)

But thank you! Rex skulls are surprisingly tricky, and it's not an angle you often see, so I'm glad it turned out alright! ^^
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
There's nothing wrong with "naked" (featherless and scaleless) skin at this point in time; though I prefer to keep some sparse feathering for safety's sake, but it's not an absolute necessity.
In any case, I love the pose and angle on this one.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, thought I'd tell you. I spoke with a museum paleoreconstruction guy today, and apparently the Carnotaurus holotype does include facial skin, which is as scaly as the rest of the animal.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I've heard that before, but thanks. I heard it was more rugose in texture, I don't know how true that is though.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think facial scalation in ceratosaurs and abelisaurs, being such primitive theropods, is not an issue.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
No, I don't see why it would be.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool :)
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Yeah, I would have feathered it a little too, but it would have been too time-consuming and I would have had to charge more. ^^;

But yeah, until we know more about the rex skin impressions that are out there us paleoartists have a little bit of flexibility yet. ^^

Anyway, I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
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SeaStarSan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Omg, that's very cute /shot, GREAT JOB MAN o/
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Lol, thank you! <3
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SeaStarSan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
You're welcome~ <3
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