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October 31, 2012
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Acrocanthosaurus Family by Banvivirie Acrocanthosaurus Family by Banvivirie
Acrocanthosaurus with its babies! Please look at the pretty details.
I wanted to work on a more thorough, detailed dinosaur illustration, so I chose a dinosaur that hasn't had much spotlight and is often incorrectly depicted. Although the skeleton shows high neural spines on its vertebrae (hence its namesake), that doesn't mean its flesh was shrinkwrapped to its spine, there are muscle attachments and probably fat storage in there. Same goes with the skull - one does not simply depict every fenestra through the skin - oh and I gave them lips over their teeth, because I'm a terrible, terrible, person and I should feel bad for not following trends.
I have spent way too much time on this, so hopefully people do like it. I'll be taking a break from the dinos, but expect more in the future.
Original pencil drawing.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful, and indeed very nice details! Next to the position and angle I like the fact the background has also gotten a lot of attention. Well done! :)
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :meow:
yoult Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Meant I've commented to this already... but no. Okay. Of course this is a real nice interpretation of a Acrocanthosaurus Family. Nicely executed as well. Now some critiques...
I think noone actually noticed it, but the Babies are missing their Halluxes. As well as the mother misses her ear (or it is quite good hidden). Hope you don't mind it but the lack of those features really strikes me. :)
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeaaah... they are missing. The mother's ear was more obvious in the original drawing, but looks like it was colored over. :noes: It looks like there may have been an attempt at an inner toe in the original as well, but it was also colored over.
Thanks for pointing those out~
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lips, muscles, invisible skull outlines... Just like i envision 'em ;)
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:la: Good! Thanks!
OMGaMOOSE Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
This is cool. I feel like the only dinosaurs that really get any attention are the trex and stegosaurus(maybe the triceratops).
It looks a little flat to me due to the black outlines, though I'm really in no place to give critique.
Shitload of detail in this man. Nice job.
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
During its progress, I was being told that the babies were blending in to the background too much; it's also a stylistic tendency of mine that I was hoping to avoid, but it seems it was necessary here. :shrug:
DestroyErase Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see this image finally finished.
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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