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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! :)
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.
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they get plenty of my love and appretiation too, don't worry :)
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That tiny head will always make me laugh.
pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good thing we're laughing at it from a safe geological distance.
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
choo chooo

it looks so massive in this view!

nice work as usual :)
pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Chris - glad you like it :)
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...
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
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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