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A Conservative Lythronax by pilsator A Conservative Lythronax by pilsator
An awesome tyrant. It seems to say with its very name "Eat your heart out, monster killer!" two nodes further down its tree. If you're even remotely interested in tyrannosauroids, you have no right to skip the paper describing among other things this one (which is open-access).

I really had to do this. I actually started a drawing of this thing before (see my scraps), but I didn't like it at all. This one works for me. Although I was in a paravian mood during the last drawings, it looks like now is the time to continue my tyrant "series".

Skeletal reconstruction courtesy of the always-magnificent Scott Hartman.

Damn, doing that felt good. And I won't draw a Deinocheirus anytime soon.
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Randomosaur Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Conservative Lythronax opposes gay marriage.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fortunately, it can't do that as of now.
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That Tyrannosaur is bloody awesome (No pun intended)
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CommonHouseGecko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Is it because Utah is a solid red State?
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, it's rather because it's a drawing with minimal extra assumptions (i.e., very much not All Yesterday-ish); Lythronax (thankfully) wouldn't be capable of being a conservative whatever.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I had a tyrannosaurid project of my own that still needs to be made but it's indeed funny to see at least three artists on DA got the tyrannosaur fever ! :D

Just one thing, I think you used Bistahieversor (it was used as a skeleton silhouette in the paper) as a model instead of the actual skull material wich looks like this: static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/G…

So your Lythronax is actually more like a Bistahieversor.

Apart from that nitpicking, I love the pose and the feathers arrangement on light color patern.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is Lythronax, not Bistahieversor: www.skeletaldrawing.com/home/l…

And thank you :)
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Oh my ! So I was in error ! But to be faire, Hartman originally labelled his Lythronax as Bistahieversor prior to the official description. I apologize for my mistake and so I'll update my own work.

Thank you very much for pointing this out. I owe you.

First time a tyrannosaurid made so much confusion !!!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, no need for an apology - I based it off of the reconstruction in the Loewen et al. paper, then compared it with the thing labeled Bistahieversor sp. on Scott's site, and was quite happy when his blog post clarified things.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you for your understanding. I'm glad everything is clear now on the Lythronax department. Still, I'll have to redo my portrait series !
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"And I won't draw a Deinocheirus anytime soon."

Good, it's better to wait.
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love your new set of Tyrannosaurs, the feathering is perfect.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It's eerily similar to what Vlad Nikolov does. Strange enough, our first tyrant uploads started about the same time, so talk about paleoartistic convergence!
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ha, yeah, I'm a loyal follower of both you and Vlad.  Between you, you're creating the feathered tyrannosaur revolution!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful as always. Really love the simple but very effective patterning on its body.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Emily! For once I pretty much knew what patterns I would draw on its body outline before I began to do that.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Schön das du dich in die Anatomie eingefunden hast, ich brauch noch etwas Zeit um das Tier vollkommen zu assimilieren =)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ Fuck, das klang extrem herablassend - krieg das bitte nicht in den falschen Hals. Hab mir halt bloß die Frage gestellt, da wirklich JEDER anfing sich an Deinocheirus zu versuchen sobald das Abstract Volume rauskam :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wird schon - du hast immerhin den o.g. Deinocheirus am Start. Hast du dich eigtl als erster ich mal das Vieh-Hipster gefühlt oder alle anderen? ;)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, Paleohipster wär' ne tolle neue Wortschöpfung =D

Ich hab keinen Ahnung wie sich die anderen dabei gefühlt haben, ich persönlich spring eigentlich auch recht ungern auf den Bandwagon auf wenn er vorbei fährt, aber als ich das Abstract gelesen hab, hatte ich sofort dieses Bild im Kopf und dann bin ich es nicht mehr losgeworden, ähnlich war das auch beim Yutyrannus und dem gefiederten Ornithomimus (eigentlich wars nichts anders als Dampf ablassen) =)
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Excellent work as always!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Kaz!
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Fafnirx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Nice work! The first Lythronax with feathers.I am a dummy! 
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Lukas' Lythronax is actually feathered, but its so short that you don't notice until you zoom it.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There had to be, now with the bracket being closer to closed. Shame I can only dream of being such a proficient illustrator as Lukas Panzarin :P
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Artist
This is really cool for Utah Tyrannosaurid, like Lythronax.:)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed, it's a very cool thing.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Artist
;)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Lovely! One of your best tyrants, IMHO. Really like how you've handled anatomy, the animal is looking very graceful.

And I'm joining you in "not jumping on the Deinocheirus bandwagon". Will wait for a skull first. :p
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you kidding me? I'm jumping onto both!!!!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Vlad. I'm also quite happy with the finished drawing.

Re: Deinocheirus - I wouldn't have went _that_ far. A look at the postcrania and a posture hiding its head would work for me ;)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love paleoart that "naturally" obscures the part of the animal that's missing from specimens!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. And not trying to sound grandiose, it actually fits well within the "a conservative x" thing, now that I think about it :) While being anything but politically conservative, I do think it's a fair strategy to be scientifically conservative in paleoart when you don't attempt to be revolutionary, but descriptive and risking to be on the rather boring end - pretty much where mine enters. It omits extra assumptions, and in a way, maybe one could argue it to be more parsimonious than showing, say, an Elaphrosaurus's head if your only purpose is to "show what's there" in a rigorous way - but that's probably going too far, heh.
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Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heaps of goodness here.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you very much - I really enjoyed drawing this one.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful Tyrannosaur!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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