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Giganotosaurus by nemo-ramjet Giganotosaurus by nemo-ramjet
This thing had such a huge head! If it also had a muscular neck and a big dewlap, its arms would have stuck out like weird, tiny meathooks, almost working like mouthparts instead of limbs.
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome :)
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NestieBot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I love dinosaurs
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist
This reminds me of C.M. Koseman's art from All Yesterdays.
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
That's because it is the same artist ;)
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist
It is? Are you sure?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Yep, I'm the same guy! :)
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh, really?! Well, I apologize for not recognizing your name. I really like you and John Conway's work on the All Yesterdays series. :) (Smile) 
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Mhmm if you looked into his gallery on here, he even has artwork or mentioned the book several times.
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice and keep up the good work if you have A chance check out my page.
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Giga-fan123 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
it is so weirdly spectacular!
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Fingertier Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I`m glad to see your dinosaur art again!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ear thing aside, this is absolutely great work. Have been trying to draw it for some time but never had the nerve to complete it, but my sketches had an uncanny resemblance to yours (talk about the torvosaur that gave me lots of inspiration ;) ). I think this is the first depiction of any big-headed, short-armed, big-clawed theropod that dares to show what this combination of features might have looked like.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, I love that tiny little eye, nice colours too!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks man!
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StormyD Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
JOGANOTASURUS
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Cool! But was its eye really so SMALL? It seems almost unreal.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
IMHO the bigger animals get, the smaller the eyes seem in comparison with the body. Just look at elephants and rhinos, or saltwater crocs today...
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I love the idea of a neckless Giganotosaurus. What feeding-related function could those hands fill, though? They can't reach the mouth.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Perhaps they helped capture prey when the animals were growing up.
At full adulthood - no purpose. This would fit in well with the "age-related niche partitioning" theory on dinosaur growth stages.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Ah! Interesting. I've always enjoyed age-related niche partitioning.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
My theory is that they could be used in conjunction with the jaws, on a similar fashion to the forelimbs of modern alligator turtles and helped the animal to tear apart chunks of meat that were too big to be swallowed- very handy whenever they encountered the carcass of some huge sauropod. They wouldn't have been as efficient as spinosaurs or other longer limbed theropods, though. Or maybe they're just halfway becoming vestigial stumps like the ones from tyrannosaurs and did not accomplish any particular function.
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed with the above... Same methods  are used to hunt herbivorous dinosaurs bigger than them...

Awesome work, sir :D
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks man!
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, sir :D
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems as if maniraptorans were the only theropods WITHOUT useless arms... Abelisaurs, tyrannosaurs and now even allosaurids and carcharodontosaurs in anti-shrink-wrapped reconstructions.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Funnily enough, I was inspired to do this piece after watching videos of pet jerboas - they use their tiny hands almost like insect mouthparts...
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Wow... I was thinking of centipedes. Their venomous claws are used like mandibles... But are in fact legs... err... modified claws.

Never knew, there are even tetrapods with this behaviour. Faszinating!

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Durbed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Isn't the ear hole way too close to the eye?

I do like the massive dewlap though.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
The ear could be wrong - do you know any clear resources on how to reconstruct dinosaur ears?
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yoult Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I reconstruct them above the jaw joint [link]
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks for the tip!
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, was going to mention the ear placement, but it's been covered sufficiently. Yoult has the right of it, it's located just above the jaw muscle. Love the art though, happy to see new art from you.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
For all we know they could look like a bird's hole. If Scott Hartman most recent skeletal drawing of this animal  is anything to go by, the ear should be placed further back in the skull and the general shape of the head is a tad different, more boxy and short-snouted. 
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks for the correction, you are right!
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
As far as I know, the ear would be a little bit closer to the jawline... Search for T-PEKC's artworks for more info xD
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... birds could work...
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