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T-rex, a cutie or a beast by Renum63
T-rex, a cutie or a beast

When I first posted a version of this image over a month ago on my Facebook page it lead to an interesting discussion about how the head of a T-rex and particularly its jaw and the corner of its mouth should look. Especially the part (most) often depicted like a mucous membrane. I have since studied the topic further, but I still haven't found any evidence of large heavy scales on the face of a T-rex, or any theropod for that matter, nor have I found any other reason why a theropod jaw should be illustrated like the jaw of a crocodile or a lizard, or even worse—a snake's. Actually, if you look through images of crocodilians and lizards, you will notice a great variation among them too. Also, no bird have a feature like that. So, I see no reason why a theropod's cheeks wouldn't be covered with proper skin. Without big rigid scales the skin would be flexible enough and there wouldn't be any need of a snake-like construction. BTW, as far I have understood it, the cheek is the part where the jaw muscles are and thus even a T-rex (and its allies) has cheeks. The part usually referred as the “cheek” and which predators—not chewing their food—are lacking, is the tissue called vestibulum oris between the cheek and the mouth opening (actually, predators perhaps are not lacking it—it just varies in size and is sometimes simply very narrow). Link to my Facebook post: www.facebook.com/tombjorklunda…

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Birds and dinosaurs by Renum63
Birds and dinosaurs
ArtRage painting. This is a Mesozoic counterpart of the blackbird painting I posted recently. I'm actually working on a whole bunch of paintings based on the same idea (transforming my bird paintings into a Mesozoic adventure). Coming up...
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sorry for filling your inbox with "favorites"! I am blown away by your skill and handling of paint. Do you ever sell your original acrylics?
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
You are pardoned :D (Big Grin) 

I haven't made many traditional paintings lately - I got tired of feeding gallerists - and I have only a few left in my own possession. Also, I'm working on commissions (illustrations) like 24/7 meaning I don't have much time for painting new ones either. So, I have nothing to sell. But maybe in the future.

Thank you very much!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries! I understand how much time your illustrations must take. Thanks for humoring my question! You quickly became a favorite artist. :)
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
:) (Smile) I'm glad and honored! I checked your gallery and it looks really interesting, and beautiful. I certainly will get back.
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draco-datura Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Your gallery is so beautiful! :heart: These are great ideas for pictures, I love how much work you put into the details. Amazing colours and composition.
Keep it up! :)
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!

I will :) (Smile) 
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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these are excelent. I really want to feature them in our group arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

Are they 100% digital painted or there is some photomanipulation as well. They seem very realistic.

I hope youll do more on this historical military stuff. Ill feature them as well. Submit them by your own if its the case.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.

And yes, they are 100% hand made (using Intuos4 pen tablet) starting from scratch. I do, of course, use a lot of photos as reference material, but I try to avoid copying other people's stuff as such. The compositions are all created by me, and most of the reference material too, when possible.

I have more military related material, and I certainly will post some of them here too, in the future.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you (a bit late answer - sorry)!
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