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Acrocanthosaurus by Apsaravis Acrocanthosaurus by Apsaravis
Acrocanthosaurus atokensis.
I'm going to draw the whole Carcharodontosauridae family and this is the first one I completed. Others are on the way:)

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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015   General Artist
Awesome to find artwork of the more exotic and less known dinosaurs. Acrocanthosaurus is probably my favorite Carnosaurid out there, aside from Allosaurus.
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love it!
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Acrocanthosaurus should be The All New, Theropod President of Pop Culture 

The Age of Tyrannosaurus is over, and The New Age of Acrocanthosaurus has finally begun 
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015   General Artist
Kind of hard to do that when everyone talks about the Tyrannosaur being the top predator still.
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Calibersoul2012 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
Very nice. I especially like the feather placements and caracal-like color scheme with blue trimmings on the face. By far, this is my favorite drawing of acrocanthosaurus on deviantart that I had ever seen.



The only real problem is that you drew the legs a bit too long. Acrocanthosaurus actually had a very noticeably short leg ratio. The legs were also very thin.

lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nv6… 

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Other than the legs needing to be slightly shorter, it is very accurate and creative.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on the chasmosaur blog. When reading raptor red, this is how I see acrocanthosaurus?
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Superb!
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Epic ! :O

Its great to see Feathers look Great on Dinosaurs as their natural body parts
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Wyzilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Whoa whoa whoa.

When did they discover that Acrocanthosaurus had feathers?
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015   General Artist
Not a discovery, just a Theory. Kind of like the Theory that certain species of Tyrannosaurs might have had some sort of downy feathers.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Actually, this dinosaur was a Spinosaur, the only known one from North America, but Very good work!
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Calibersoul2012 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  New Deviant
1) Acrocanthrosaurus is in the carnosaur category.
Spinosaurus was just misidentified to be a carnosaur because it was so early, no other spinosaurids to reference with (not even a classified sub sect yet), lack of genuine studying and, well... Ignorance, really.
4.bp.blogspot.com/-z9FWeIknGSI… 


Throughout decades of research, more intensive studying, and more of it being found, spinosaurus had come a long way in paleontology and was a very different dinosaur than what we had ever expected.
media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms… 
www.nerdist.com/wp-content/upl… 
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megadracosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student
Actully, its closer related to Carcaradonthosaurs then the Spinosaurs.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Uh, would you mind referring me to your sources, I am not accusing you of anything, but I just want to self-educate in this matter... I hope you understand what I mean. I am not trying to insult you or anything, I just don't know.
The skull is closer to a Cretacious Allosaur, but the Back and rest of the anatomy is closer to that of a Spinosaur.
This, I've heard, is Exactly what Paleontologists get into with eachother, so I'd say "Be honored, we're engaging in exactly what the Professionals do every day of their work!"
And we should be happy, therefore.
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brolyeuphyfusion9500 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Nope, that thing was back in pre-Dinosaur Renaissance times, when Spinosaurus' skull hasn't been discovered yet and the rest of the spinosaurs were unknown. They didn't even know that Spinosaurus was actually a megalosauroid back then.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Um, no actually, and this is merely a scientific disagreement, I mean utmost respect to you, but Spinosaurus had a Crocodile-like skull, not a megalosaurid-like skull, as was discovered when they found the head of the animal as a replacement for Eric Hormer's (I think) Spinosaurus skeleton, Dr. Horner was right as to the science advice he gave for Jurassic Park 3, so far as to the anitomical shape of the animal... but biting into metal Would have been painful to Spino, so I doubt he would have done so more than once.
Good point, though.
Hey, this is Exactly what paleontologists do all the time, what we're doing, so don't feel upset.
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brolyeuphyfusion9500 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I never said that Spinosaurus had a megalosaurid-like skull, I said that Spinosaurus itself was a megalosauroid. Hope that clears thing up.

Btw, Jack Horner was wrong about his advice to JP3: Spinosaurus did not have a Baryonyx head, for one, and a "Tyrannosaurus" biting into the neck of a "Spinosaurus" like it did in the movie would have broken the spinosaur's neck, the bite force is too strong for it to just break free with no damage at all like what it did in the movie...

The bunny hands and the wrong body shape was probably not from Horner, so I'll let those go regarding him.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Yes, if Spinosaurs were one type of Megalosaurids, then by extension- Spinosaurus (which had a crocodile-like skull, we know that now, from complete (or nearly thereof) skelital remains) would have been a type of megalosaurid. Sir or Ma'am (no idea of your gender), you obviously have studied this; and palenotology is a facination of mine, we can get a huge discussion on this.
Yes, Tyrannosaurus Rex had a phenominal bite force, so it Would have killed Spino when it bit it on the neck- that was the one major glaring error... but Dr. Horner is a human being, and is to be permitted errors in his record- what's your take?
"Bunny Hands"? What are those here?
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Bunny hands in dinosaurs refer to the inaccurate practice of posing(more like breaking) biped dinosaurs'(mostly theropods, but basal sauropodomorphs are vulnerable as well) hands in a pronated position, facing back rather than each other.

All of Jurassic Park's "dinosaurs" have it.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
So, if that's the case- the Baryonix they discovered that revealed what Spinosaurs looked like (in my 35yr. lifetime yet), his hands were broken? It sure looked as if his (or her) hands were with the back of the hand facing up, and the palm facing down (angle of the claw- you know- the BIG claw on a spinosaurs hand- no idea if that was on the index finger or thumb, by the way.)? I just want to be sure- dinosaurs have been a facination of mine since I was about 2, and on and off I have been studying paleontology as a fan.
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Actually most of Baryonyx’ hand wasn’t even found, there is only one complete digit, two claws and an additional phalanx found, no carpals or metacarpals (which are the parts of the hands that are relevant to how it articulates. Hence if you give some clueless person the remains, tell them to reconstruct and articulate them, they can do more or less anything they want with them posture-wise without violating the known parts, but that doesn’t mean the end result is anywhere near accurate).

But yes, if that animal was habitually facing its palms down, it would have had to have some sort of deformation, since we know no theropod for which that posture was actually within the normal range of motion.
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It's more of the hands being reconstructed wrongly, but crushing during fossilization may have had an effect.
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NestieBot Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
the epic dino that lived
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that proto-feathers you gave it ? its great to see feathers on on non-coelosaurian theropods aswell. Wich of its familiy members to you plan next  ?
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, those are proto-feathers.
I drew several species, you can see them here - apsaravis.tumblr.com/tagged/Ca…
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Calibersoul2012 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
Very nice. I especially like the feather placements and caracal-like color scheme with blue trimmings on the face. By far, this is my favorite drawing of acrocanthosaurus on deviantart that I had ever seen.



The only real problem is that you drew the legs a bit too long. Acrocanthosaurus actually had a very noticeably short leg ratio. The legs were also very thin.

lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nv6… 

lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ztX… 

vmnhpaleontology.files.wordpre…

static.bhigr.com/store/files/p…


Other than the legs needing to be slightly shorter, it is very accurate and creative.
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Giganotosaurinae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Wich is Giganotosaurus? The one with brown head or the one with red head?
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah i saw them, i really loved the concavenator :)
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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the coloration on this one, and nice depiction of quills on an Acrocanthosaurus. However, if you don't mind the critique, the face has always seemed off to me on this one. To me, the back part of the lower jaw seems to be in a side view, although the rest of the mouth is in a 3/4 view. I also feel like the upper jaw/ face has some of that issue, but it's hard for me to tell which parts seem to be in more of a side view versus 3/4 view. ^^; I also think the teeth look too long.

Are you still going to draw the whole Carcharodontosauridae? If so, I would *love* to see it, and I would also like to see you draw more Acros. :)
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment. The jaws look ok to me, maybe it's the coloring? I'll see about that :)

I've got more carcharodontosaurids here apsaravis.tumblr.com/tagged/Ca… , someday I'll draw the rest.
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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are fantastic drawings. :) I'd love to see the rest soon. :D
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Innerwolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Feathers on a big theropod done right. Bravo. I hate all those "I'm fluffier than a pomerania" hipster Tyrannosaurus rex-s just because it's trendy. It makes no sense.

I ask them: name two over-two-tonnes furry animals living in tropical/warm ecosystems.
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trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Simple: Feathers are not fur, in fact, they can be used to keep cool. 
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Innerwolf88 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are not the same but they have almost the same effect on termoregulation
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trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
not necessarily. As I said, some forms of feathers can actually help an animal keep cool. This is, of course, ignoring the fact that if T.rex did have feathers, they were probably protofeathers. I am not suggesting that it had dense feathering, but for every elephant, there is a giraffe. 
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Innerwolf88 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hence I support a light proto-feather coverage like the one in this drawing (equivalent in thickness to the fur of a giraffe as you mention) instead of the outrageously thick and flamboyant feather coats you can see everywhere on DA.
Look at the heaviest extant bird, the ostrich. While it has significantly thick feathers in the body, both neck and legs are naked.
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trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Again, feathers are not fur. I do not believe that T.rex had an incredibly thick feather coat, and we know it had some areas that were scaly, but feathers do not need to keep in heat nearly as much as fur, in many ways, they are a more advanced and adaptable structure.
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SpinoRaptorRex303 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!! I love Acrocanthosaurus!!
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Iguana-Teteia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nice Acrocanthosaurus with protofeathers <3
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xmdz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I love the color scheme and the quills.
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gennarovolpe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
awesome!
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Angela239 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesssss a large carnosaur with some feathering! I'm in love with the design :heart:
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BirchWoodStables Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the markings and detail!
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4tocaido Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
looks agresive just by it's self .... awesome!!!
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a powerful looking brute! Nice markings too.
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eJcalado Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
God be praised for giving you such a talent!
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Whoah. Very cool and very dangerous a dinosaur. I'm glad it's extinct.
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Nice colors
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LoverDino Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Amazing! Can I ask how do you coloro your drawings?
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bigfatcarp93 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
That is awesome...
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