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[TEST] Carnotaurus Mk.1 Mod.2 by pilsator [TEST] Carnotaurus Mk.1 Mod.2 by pilsator
This took a long time to draw, yet the shading and the general patterns are still incomplete, especially because of some - or many - likely perspective issues that I want you to point out to me so I can still fix them. I figured the enormous thickness of Carnotaurus's tail can't be convincingly depicted in lateral or dosal profile drawings, so this is what I came up with.

Tools of the trade: Scott Hartman's skeletal reconstruction of this beast, what little is said in the literature about the skin imprints, a good look at the Czerkas reconstruction, and a general sense of "this looks probably right".

Comments and criticisms welcome. I think the right ankle/metatarsus is the most obviously wrong thing, but I didn't quite know how to do it "right".

//Edit: Changed the leg proportions, kudos to Vlad, Yoult, and Elijah. Massive thanks for your advice, guys! To be honest, now the left foot looks extremely dorky. More changes to come.

//Edit: Changed the right leg again, thanks to Vlad. And improved the shading. Let's see how it holds up now.

//Edit: Be sure to check out Pachyornis's awesome colored version of this drawing!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the padded feet! definitely makes it look fleshy, it adds greatly to the overall realism of this illustration! I must say I value your reconstructions greatly, you combine accuracy and art in a beautiful way, thank you for sharing your work here! :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thanks! Glad you like it. Although, especially re:the padded feet and more or less anything concerning its right leg, Vlad, Yoult and Elijah are the ones who deserve the kudos instead of me.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they get plenty of my love and appretiation too, don't worry :)
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That tiny head will always make me laugh.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good thing we're laughing at it from a safe geological distance.
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
choo chooo

it looks so massive in this view!

nice work as usual :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Chris - glad you like it :)
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FATASS! (Not that i'd really say it in front of one of these guys) :D

Abelisaurs are tricky to draw, not as difficult as dromies but not as easy as tyrants either...
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yoult Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
I would say it! First it could not understand my silly mammal tongue and second it would be already too late. :D
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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