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Archie Tarbosaurus by AIpha-King Archie Tarbosaurus by AIpha-King
Pangea evolved

Taking place in the late cretaceous period we follow the life of Archie the Tarbosaurus. From birth to death, what was this dinosaurs story?

Never drew a tarbosaurus before, phew... I love this guy.
(Tarbosaurus' may or may not have been feathered, I am going with feathered for his design)
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite lovely!

We actually have some skin impressions from Tarbosaurs. Skin impressions from them and tyrannosaurs show Tarbosaurus most likely had a bare or scaly underside, a bare or scaly tail (or at least on the underside) and some sort of wattle or short dewlap under the neck.

Great coloring. :)
AIpha-King Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2016  Student Filmographer
Oh I know about the skin impressions, I was just wondering what it would have looked like with feathers seeing as it was related to T-Rex. I know T-Rex wasn't fully feathered either but still, it is fun to see how they could have looked, for all we know the babies/young juveniles could have had feathers for protection when they were younger then grew up to instead have solid skin.
And thank you ^^
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

It still had feathers, it was just likely partially feathered, like T. rex.
asari13 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AIpha-King Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Filmographer
Thanks ^^
IsisMasshiro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Well this is one really fuzzy and friendly-looking thing! But like bears, being hairy doesn't prevent from killing and eating others...with a smile. XD
Nice vivid birdish colors too. I bet this drawing is an young tarbosaurus, because it's tip-toeing so elegantly.
AIpha-King Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Filmographer
Yeah, it's a juvenile just growing into its adult feathers, that's why they go from a blue to orange then brown, brown being the downing feathers. When they start becoming more mature they will gain more of a red-blue hue.
He's basically like "eee look at my new feathers dad!" *hopping on his toes*
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Since you asked for my thoughts. I would lose the feathers on the tail entirely. If you are gonna do tail feathers on a tyrannosaur, there would be no dromaeosaur-like tail fan. A good feather reference for tyrannosaurs is emus or kiwis.
AIpha-King Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah that's true, I was trying some concepts on tyrannosaurids and there hasn't been any confirmed proof that Tarbosaurus had feathers, just the possibility since Tyrannosaurus Rex had them.
But thank you for sharing your thoughts ^^
I have drawn other dinosaurs on here with currently accurate representations I just wanted to try something new.

But thanks again for actually looking at this, you're a huge inspiration to me as an artist.
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