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The second for TV Tropes. Spinosaurus aegypticus.

After seeing the others on the site and getting a feel for what it'll look like I've altered the style a little, creating a slightly smaller image with a little less detail. The rest of this series will follow the pattern of this image rather than the higher detail of the first installment.

I hope that the speculative throat pouch is okay considering this is supposed to be an un-flashy display of the anatomy, but I couldn't resist. The short legs are also only a rumor at this stage, so fingers crossed that turns out true. I've also gone for a chameleon style 'hump' over a true fin, which I consider to be clearly the more likely option at this point.

Not too 'toot my own horn', but upon completing this I enjoyed seeing a Spinosaurus that didn't look like the horrid Jurassic Park 3 monstrosity or a ridiculously adorned Todd Marshall rip-off.

Comments appreciated!
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ShoopWoop17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well modern water dino's do have long legs. Flamingo's, storks, the such. Still a maybe
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That's true. Hard to tell at this stage.
ShoopWoop17 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Durned bombings...
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Lowely drawing - I agree with you on a "slim hump" rather than a sail. The short legs would also make sense - this animal may have been greatly aquatic, like a monster grebe/crocodile/heron... thing.

I speculate that the sail may have begun way behind - like a grossly-enlarged concovenator hump rather than going all the way. Any thoughts?
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you.

I can't really give a helpful thought on that idea as I don't know enough about the material we have for Spinosaurus. Obviously we have a few of the big neural spines that make up the hump and some of the vertebrae parts themselves, but I don't know how sure we are as to which vertebrae these were, and that would be the key to figuring out where the hump sits on the body.
Saying this, then if we don't indeed know where the vertebrae we have fit, then it is certainly not outside the realms of possibility. Though, it is noteworthy to this subject that the smaller hump of Suchomimus does indeed appear to reach it's peak height over the hips.
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Jamie Headden has a nice, novel Spinosaur skeletal which may be more "accurate," though of course, nothing is certain with real animals...
pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking very good! It'd be cool to see that on tvtropes.
Eriorguez Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Tom's works have been added to the page, judge for yourself! [link]
TheRealZilla360 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I wish the picture was bigger. Other than that, it's beautiful. Nice work.
RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Isnīt the snout wrong?

The nostrils are placed too far at the tip and I donīt see the notch in the upper jaw.
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