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Gorgosaurus libratus by ScottHartman Gorgosaurus libratus by ScottHartman
Another one of my old 2004 era skeletals gets the 2012 update treatment. Gorgosaurus is a fairly gracile tyrannosaurid, but this was restored after sub-adult specimen TMP 91.36.500, which is even more gracile than adult specimens.
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TKWTH Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would the arms and face really have that little muscle?
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cephalopodomorphist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Experience seems to show that when I talk about dinosaurs I mostly say bullshit, but I have to ask anyway, at least to be corrected^^:

Some bipedal dinosaurs like this one remember me a little kangaroo skeleton, so, are some of them known to be able to sprint, jumping with joined feet like a kangaroo, or is it impossible for some reason?

By the way, Mr. Hartman your work is amazing. You are a titan!

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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Actually you're in good company, as some 19th century paleontologists also thought theropods (and ornithopods) looked like oversized kangaroos. There are some anatomical reasons why hopping isn't likely, but the best line of evidence is that there are many millions of bipedal tracks known from different times and places in the Mesozoic and not one of them shows a hopping gait.
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cephalopodomorphist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I begin to ask myself if I’m not possessed by the spirit of a dead paleontologist -_-‘, first I draw a parasaurolophus breathing under water with a broken crest, then a sauropod with only the top of its head over the surface of a river, and now that… at least it allow me to understand better.

This it almost weird to me that no hopping theropods existed since a lot of small birds do it. Now I have to find when they began to move like this^^.

Thanks for your aware answer.

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PedroSalas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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RobotsinBlack Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it okay if I use your skeletal as reference for a drawing?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, and where it's appropriate I appreciate it when people can credit me for the anatomical basis :)
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RobotsinBlack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
sure thing!
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, go ahead. If you get some major commercial job and want to base it on my work then drop me a line, but otherwise please have at!
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RobotsinBlack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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