The Deinocheirus Saga continues…

Deino newBDeinocheirus herd being stalked by a Tarbosaurus (here clad in my new feathered incarnation). This is definitively not my last take on this…  I have become rather obsessively interested in the (to my eyes at least) humped monster and spent many hours in these illustrations! Please take in consideration that the arms alone are two meters long… and as John Hutchinson noted,  framed by the body mass they (and the head) look positively puny!

I have been trying some head ornaments of these  animals for a while … noting the size of the antorbital fenestra I added it as a source of inflatable colourful displaying possibilities; needless to say I was inspired partly by the dulia, the inflatable throat sac in camels.

This illustration may change in the future, but for the time I’m having real fun with it! The next step will be a close up of the head… awaiting corrections in the future but al`ready in the making.

In the meantime I can almost hear him…he looks positively menacing!

Deino singleB

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6 Responses to The Deinocheirus Saga continues…

  1. Tim Williams says:

    Love it! BTW, are those spines on the tail of Tarbosaurus?

    • luisvrey says:

      Spines, modified quills… whatever you want to call them! Pure speculation surely… but that’s our prerogative as artists… until told otherwise! Thanks for the feedback.

  2. JoakinMar says:

    Fantastic work Luis!!!! Although of this, I’m very dubious if dinosaurs that lived in a really warm place like a dessert really had a massive covery of feathers because of the heat. Bt well, is a fantastic depiction. Really awesome!!!!

    • luisvrey says:

      Thank you. Forget thinking of them as “dinosaurs:” and look at animals in deserts or warm places today… from ostriches to camels… are they covered in substantial integument? I’m trying to not arbitrary invent things here… just pure speculation and food for thought for the time being though!

  3. Tim Williams says:

    Desert nights are often quite cold.

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