Tarbosaurus: early sketch

This is one of the initial sketches done for Dave Hone’s Selective Feeding by Tyrannosaurs paper.

I initially proposed 3 images for the paper, unfortunately due to time constraints I couldn’t include this part of the ‘story’, so I wound up with the diptych.

Still, there’s something nice about a wandering Tarbosaurus looking for an easy snack!

Dinophiles will notice some display plumage on those tiny arms. I guess the other thing about this image is the closed mouth. Usually these guys are portrayed majestically roaring or (er, magnificently?)gaping, which is a pity since they have such a cute overbite!

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One thought on “Tarbosaurus: early sketch

  1. Cool! I love the Tarbo’s curiosity, and I agree that they deserve the closed-mouth treatment more often.

    Also, I should say that I hope Tarbosaurus is never folded into Tyrannosaurus. I love calling these guys “tarbos.”

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