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Lythronax argestes by vasix Lythronax argestes by vasix
Finally, here it is. This time I got straight down on the Lythronax and drew it. This is the new tyrannosauroid that everyone loves and is the real closest ancestor of Tyrannosaurus. Lythronax argestes (king of gore from the south) is a 7.3 meter (24 foot) long, 2.5 tone (5,500 lb) theropod from North America. Its fossils hail from Utah's Wahweap Formation, Campanian Stage of the the Late Cretaceous, 80.6 to 79.9 million years ago. 
It shows the first signs of the T. rex's bone-crushing teeth and jaws.
Lythronax was the apex predator of its environment, no doubt, and it preyed on the likes of Diabloceratops and Acristavus.
So the carcass here?

God knows what the hell that dead dinosaur is, but it sure is attractive to scavengers. 
Not only is the theropod here, but also a waterbird and some orange albanerpetonid amphibians have arrived to eat some scraps before moving on. There are in fact numerous birds in the pic here. Which is not surprising, considering that they were here for a long time. They are advanced waterfowl, looking a bit like European common coots if naught else. Plus spot some crane-like alvarezsaurs if you can in the distance. There is one large glossy black and red alvarezsaur on a mudflat. 
And butterflies are a must cliche in a Vasika Udurawane work.

P.S. I am a little bored with dinosaurs now. Will be taking a slight sabbatical. And this is possible my last dinosaur in a wetland. 
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MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice art but why does it look like part of its lower jaw has been chopped off?
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vasix Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lower jaw is covered by that large chunk of meat
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MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see now. Sorry.
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez "Gore King" is right. You really put that meaning to its name at it's finest!

Also the carcass is definitely a Diabloceratops; It has really densely armored skin and Hadrosaurs really don't have that same experience and it is also quite large for a Saurolophus type of dinosaur.
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vasix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't really thinking much about what kind of dinosaur that carcass was, but I'll take your interpretation, alright 
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I pretty good animal distinctions even though they come out half right...that's why I thought the Tupuiasaurus (just a guess) was a Rapetosaurus.
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Awesome scene. Great colours and I really like the way you depicted the Lythronax.
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vasix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks quite a lot yes :) 
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love black tyrannosaurs in general, but normally I would prefer to depict them with shorter plumage, more sleek and catlike and preferably covering more of the face
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Cool!   Yeah, the catlike idea makes a lot of sense, particularly on the large species.  I'm still experimenting myself with how best to depict them!
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vasix Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also the catlike effect keeps the dinosaur lean and mean like...well, a big cat lol, and it works with pointillism :) which works incredibly well with feathers but is a pain in the ass with scales...whew...
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daisaspy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Half of its dentary is missing. :I
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, disfigured, not disabled
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's either covered by too much meat, or else I merely drew a disabled Lythronax...
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electreel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
The gigantic chicken of gore!
Very impressive piece :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thanks!
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electreel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
You're welcome!
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D No problem
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Oh, yeah. That guy looks sweet.
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thanks!
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