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#400: Alamosaurus - The Great Feast by Dontknowwhattodraw94 #400: Alamosaurus - The Great Feast by Dontknowwhattodraw94
Illness has become a large Alamosaurus sanjuanensis too much in combination with the heath and drowth of summer. The giant corpse has been laying here now for a few days and lots of scavengers have done their work already. Now that the feast is reaching its peak an adult Tyrannosaurus, that had been drawn to this place by the smell of free food, has arrived to crash the party.

Aight, my 400th deviation. Damn, it's going fast...
I've been sporadically busy with this one last week and now finally got some time to finish it. 

All the animals visible:

Alamosaurus sanjuanensis
Tyrannosaurus rex (one adult and two juveniles/adult Nanotyrannus)
Quetzalcoatlus northropi
Troodontids
Two species of crocodilians: Brachychampsa, an alligatoroid (the brown ones) and Denazinosuchus, a goniopholidid (the green ones).

Pay attention to how I gave Denazinosuchus the wrong kind of body armour: goniopholidids are known for having two rows of rectangular osteoderms on their backs in contrary to modern day crocodiles. I had forgotten about that while drawing...

Refs used:
www.skeletaldrawing.com/saurop…
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
wetu.com/ImageHandler/1280x128…


By the way, you think I should mark this as Violence/Gore? 
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:iconkirkseven:
kirkseven Featured By Owner 4 days ago
ooh cool.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool piece, the aerial view is a good bonus to the pterosaurs in the pic. Reminds me a bit of one of my early works, which also took me too long to finish: Quetzalcoatlus - Sky Sailors by Paleo-King

You have real skill with colored pencils, and lots of patience. The Alamosaurus could use some re-proportioning, but overall this is epic and you pull it off well without over-gnarling any of the species.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure this work of you had given some influence, because I already knew it back then.
The Alamo is indeed a bit off. I should give those aerial angles another try once, it's a nice thing to use in paleoart especially when there are sauropods in the scene.
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:iconexplodingpotatofilms:
i don't think he will walk it off.
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drag it off then?
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:iconexplodingpotatofilms:
i don't think those birds will let you.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yum! Tyrannosaurus was a scavenger?
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Opportunist, just like any other terrestrial predator.
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Woyaak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
fucking cooool
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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NickBrown27 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
I love this, it's awesome! The angle on the Quetzalcoatlus is sweet.:D (Big Grin) 
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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paleosir Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, do not mark this violence/gore....really....if people think this in unacceptable then there is something wrong..

It looks to awesome for that
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ArtofBimoRizkiA Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
So cool!!!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
"one adult and two juveniles/adult Nanotyrannus" I do think that, in terms of external appearence, juvenile T. rexes and specimens usually said to be nanotyrannus specimens would be very similar, but did you want to demonstrate you have no position about the validity or invalidity of nanotyrannus?
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At the time I made this drawing I was neutral about it, but you know I'm now more leaning towards it being juvenile rexes.
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Ah I see. I think that it is a valid genus, but I also think that juvenile T. rexes and similarly sized juvenile nanotyrannus were very similar.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhu, I know your opinion about it :)
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
But I indeed was right in some aspects (ex: JonaGold2000 showed that the Cleveland skull was found with no lacrimals while Jane was found with them, so the lacrimals of possible nanotyrannus specimens looks exactly like what we would expect from a teenage T. rex).
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, it's like the time my school setup a buffet.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was it rotten and kind of dried up under the hot cheering sun?
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
No?....even if it was I still would have ate it, I mean free food is free food....
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True true.
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Keehsay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
T-Rex would eat all animals. not just stand there and breathe
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
....but it's eating.....
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're thinking of a Deviljho, which is sorta like a T-rex?....
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not really. It's an animal, not a monster.
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Keehsay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
T-Rex rulez!!!!!1
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, it reminds me of Delgado's Age of Reptiles!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know exactly what that is, but looking on Google images it sure looks interesting :)
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's a great comic book series, some of the best dinosaur-fiction i've ever read!
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Somoist555 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly a masterpiece to behold.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Goose-Ling Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I have question! Do you think Nanotyrannus(hoping I spelled that right :/ ) is its own species or a juvenile T-Rex?
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, with all the evidence we have, there's no proof for Nanotyrannus. There is one specimen called Bloody Marry that shows something about a different arm length though, but it isn't published yet, so it has no value yet. 
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TheSpiderAdventurer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why I don't really see any pic's of a Rex hunting a Alamosaurus, it would be awesome to see.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's because there's no evidence for Tyrannosaurus hunting them, after all Alamosaurus' distribution doesn't go further than Tyrannosaurus' southest range. Rexes were actually adapted to hunting things smaller than themselves like Triceratops, Edmontosaurus and Ankylosaurus. Giant Titanosaurs are simply not a target because Tyrannosaurus lacks the typical blade-like teeth (and agility too, I believe) of Carnosaurs to quickly cut through their flesh and retreat. Attacking a full grown Alamosaurus would've been instant death or serious injuries. 
A small juvenile Alamosaurus would've been okay though.
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
I don't recall Triceratops and Edmontosaurus in particular being smaller than Tyrannosaurus.

Although Tyrannosaurus didn't have the laterally compressed teeth of typical theropods, predators with raptorial teeth that aren't particularly adapted for cutting can and have still killed larger prey items by creating horrendous wounds (e.g. look at pics of hyenas preying upon wildebeest). So although having blade-like teeth will make things easier, it's certainly possible to kill a larger prey item with dentition that acts more in conjunction with particularly forceful biting.

Why do you think Tyrannosaurus was less agile than carnosaurs? If anything, the tightly interlocked arctometatarsals of tyrannosaurids would have been able to resist more torsion than the anarctometatarsals typically found in theropods, allowing for more rapid turns without risking mechanical failure.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually meant smaller as in not as tall above the ground. Edmontosaurus does indeed grew as tall (if not taller if you look at that giant specimen) but still not that much bigger (ignoring the giant specimen).  I should've picked a better word in my previous comment.

Of course, but not a giant Titanosaur like here, I think. I'm not so sure if the hyena-wildebeest is a good comparison because if a Tyrannosaur would go after a herbivore of proportionally the same size, you still end up with way bigger forces if the prey tries to fend of its attacker. I don't see a lone Tyrannosaurus going after a larger Edmontosaurus unless it's very desperate.

Too be honest I don't remember where I got that info from... I also didn't know about its arctometatarsals. 
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
"I actually meant smaller as in not as tall above the ground. Edmontosaurus does indeed grew as tall (if not taller if you look at that giant specimen) but still not that much bigger (ignoring the giant specimen).  I should've picked a better word in my previous comment."

Oh, okay then.

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Of course, but not a giant Titanosaur like here, I think. I'm not so sure if the hyena-wildebeest is a good comparison because if a Tyrannosaur would go after a herbivore of proportionally the same size, you still end up with way bigger forces if the prey tries to fend of [sic] its attacker. I don't see a lone Tyrannosaurus going after a larger Edmontosaurus unless it's very desperate."

That's true, but then couldn't you apply the same premise to giant carnosaurs and their inferred giant sauropod prey in comparison to similar modern predators operating at a far smaller scale?
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If the sauropods could hit their attacker with their tail, limbs and such then yes, but I don't think they were as fast as a big hadrosaur when it comes to fending of an attacker. I mean: they were so large that if a carnosaur went for the body there wouldn't be a tail, leg or neck in the close neighborhood to get rid of it and if the sauropod has turned so it could defend itself the attacker would already be gone. 
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2016
*Perhaps* a hadrosaur may have reacted more quickly (though I'm not 100% certain), but I don't think it would be so much more to the point where a Tyrannosaurus would fare significantly worse in a hunt.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it's a normal sized Edmontosaurus maybe not if the Tyrannosaurus has the element of surprise, but a giant specimen like MOR V 007 that sees the attacker coming or gives its attacker a kick or slam with its body/tail really isn't going to do good to a smaller, in comparison more slender build theropod.
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TheSpiderAdventurer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I guess that would be true there more heavily built and would had been slow then actual sauropod hunter's like Giganotosaurus or Carcharodontosaurus, not to mention there teeth wouldn't cut fast ether and just slowing them down more, but even still, I think Tyrannosaurus's "in a pack or a group gathering" could had hunted a Alamosaurus down but I would say in rare occasions like if there's a sick or young Alamosaurus in a herd or by itself then that's a better target because I do think that hunting a healthy adult animal would had been ether suicide or just a tiresome hunt for a group of Tyrannosaurus's and would leave them with injuries afterward, unless if the Rexes had done it before and know strategies that would help them in the hunt and they could learn this strategies, whatever they are, by ether watching more experience animal's from afar or just figuring it out themselves head on, but with out evidence to prove they did this I rather just keep this as a idea then just say they can hunt a sauropod down with out proof of it, I'm not saying they would had been the prefect sauropod hunter's like Giganotosaurus or Carcharodontosaurus, but they might have done alright if they knew what there doing because to hunt something like a Alamosaurus you have to be smart about it which is what I think Tyrannosaurus would had done and just played it smart and slow rather then keep going for a opening when the have the chance.
(Again this is just a idea that's all I'm saying.)
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MoonFang345 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
If I was there, I would so be a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Goose-Ling Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
I wish I was there I want some Dino food >:)
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lolIstink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Is the water stained with the Alamosaurus' blood or just muddy?
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I think Alamosaurus wouldn't have THAT much blood.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just muddy, there's some blood visible though really close the the intestines (that redish tint) but not much.
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