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Tyrannosaurus Duel by mmfrankford Tyrannosaurus Duel by mmfrankford
I based this illustration on the wonderful tyrannosaurus skeleton diorama at the Carnegie museum. If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area, definitely check out the newly renovated dinosaur hall at the Carnegie.
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RexFan684 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great illustration. I've seen the Carnegie numerous times myself and it's amazing. I will say though, the actual exhibit shows them fighting over an Edmontosaurus, not a Triceratops ;)
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Except more bright
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
If u compare them in my opinion the gorgosaur color looks like their T. rex
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Kinda like a combination of the walking with dinosaurs T. rex with dinosaur revolution and walking with dinosaurs 3d gorgosaurus
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I always thought rexes had greysh brown bodies with some having green tint or brownish red and white and or brown stripes and males had red throat pouches and head crests and more feathers than females and they wer brighter head feathers like bright orange mixed with red and brown
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I can't find the link can someone show me the story or explain it to me id like to no more bout this orange feathered T. rex great drawing luv it! 😃 u should do more rexes
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did anyone else Notice that the Triceratops is crying?
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you give dinosaurs bright colors, it's exactly the way I view them.

...oh wow, the Triceratops is crying. just noticed that.
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Jaromir83 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
did you know that in reality T Rex had orange feathers?
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Blackk4t304 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, but please can you tell me where you found that out? I'm curious.
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Jaromir83 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
BBC, Dr Karl [link]
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Blackk4t304 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thanks, you see the reason why I asked is because we only have fossils, right? so how would colour, or even feathers for that matter be determinable? I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just a little confused. :/
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Jaromir83 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
scientists are able to determine color from fossil, it was explained in the radio podcast, can not remember exactly how
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Blackk4t304 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How interesting, I was unaware of that, thank you :)
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stanzilla27 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
this is incredible Melissa. Always the most colorful but realistic depictions of dinos from you!
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ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
HYPNOTIZED ME!!!(wow,man-and I see alot of fine work)but this so damn beautifull it slammed me back in my chair!
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ksdinoboy95 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
all of this work is so beautifull I-AM-HYPNOTIZED!!!!!(wow,man!floored me!)
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Catwithoutatail Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Unusual to give t-rex such bright colors but i like it.
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Jaguaraz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Melissa your very talented, how long your been drawing/painting dinosaurs?
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ScarredSwordHeart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
They're fighting over dinner! :-D
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saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think the photo background on this is a real shame. Is distracts from the details in the dinosaurs too much. Otherwise, fantastic.
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
To tell you the truth, I'm not too hot on the background either. I tend to leave backgrounds to a minimum so that the animals and their detail is the focus. Every once in a while I like to experiment, sometimes it works and other times not so much.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
A crying triceratops? Shouldn't it be dead already? This is just funny and emotional as hell. I'd be crying too if this happened to me :(
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm thinking I'm going to have to fix that. But then again I do like the comments on the dead emo thing. :)
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4ZutaraFan4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
how in the world you do all the little scales, i will never know. :XD: awesome pic!
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I ask myself that sometimes also. But then I like the outcome.
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JackNeo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
This is POWERFUL! :XD: Do you draw every scale?
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I render every scale in pencil. Seems crazy, I know. :)
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree. Crazy. But, if you don't do crazy, you don't do art. Nice piece.
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JackNeo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Is not crazy. IT'S AMAZING!
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Wow, the textures are great! A very good piece, I must say. ^^
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Ahrkeath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Welcome! ^^
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Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Yowza! That's an AWESOME T-rex. Wish I had the right programs to make artwork...
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Lovely, Melissa!

Hope we get to chat at WF.

Spike.
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope to see you.
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Spinosaurontop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
how do you do it. it's Tres awesome. i wish i was as good as you.
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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WaylonRowley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Nice work! Is that a tear on the Trike's eye? I suppose I would be experiencing an emo moment too if I was about to be dismembered.
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mmfrankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL Funny, supposed to be a sick animal. But yes this trike's day pretty much sucks.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL. you would not believe it but your response made my day a bt brigther in the end of it...
amazing picture, that's out of question! fantastic work!
it only makes me think a bit... killed "trike" and two rexes with perfectly clean jaws? =)
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