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
, 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!