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Appalachiosaurus Rampant by Ashere Appalachiosaurus Rampant by Ashere
A rough illustration for the Alabama Museum. I'm going to color it later.

The original inspiration for this coloring job was the Emerald Swift, but I got tired and didn't properly commit to the idea and so we ended up with generic camo tyrannosaurid instead. I've been slugging at this one for a while and I'm sort of sick of it, so once again, if you have suggestions I'd love to hear them.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving the pose. I though Appalachiosaurus forelimbs were actually three fingered and with massive claws, similar to Dryptosaurus? unless I missed something.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Short answer: I screwed up.

Long answer: I hadn't seen anything published about the forelimbs, so I made a guess that it was similar to other tyrannosaurids. Seems to be wrong, though. Oh well.
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Hmm...dull orange patches on the throat, upper skull & banded down the tail?

That said, nice partial application of the filamentous bits; for all the extrapolation Yuyutyrannus has encouraged, I'm ambivalent regarding the prospect of swathing every single tyrannosaur in snout-to-tailtip down. Especially given the preservation of scaly patches from G.libratus and T.rex itself.
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Well, the scaly patches might have been feet or so, given Tyrannosaurus had no reason to lose feathers.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appalachiosaurus also lived in fairly warm, humid environments. There's little reason to suspect it wasn't feathered in some capacity, but I also highly doubt it was a fluffy creature. The bristles on its neck here can fluff up to make it look more menacing for display, since it doesn't need them particularly for insulation.
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I can definitely roll with 'bristles' as a tyrant-lizard feature...and now that I've had a higher-res look at this one, you've actually made a rather solid start of adapting the Swift color scheme to a beast of radically different size & morphology. Applying some sort of discoloration to the claws might be worth a go whenever you opt to gussy this pic up, but that's all I can suggest.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! I like the feathers you gave it, and its nice to see such an underrated dinosaur.
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