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Therizinosaurus by nemo-ramjet Therizinosaurus by nemo-ramjet
Sketch of Therizinosaurus with an almost penguin-like, erect stance.
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Fantaztique!! Btw are their feet really that stumpy?
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
The colors remind me of...a kiwi. :iconiloveitplz:
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic. I think the upright pose you illustrated is probable for feeding and confrontation. I expect them to have leaned forward a bit more (but still quite upright) when they were going somewhere that took more than a couple of steps, as walking would be more efficient that way.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thanks! I'll refine this according to your feedback and prepare a more fleshed-out reconstruction. I also speculated about t.saurs spending most of their time on their backsides, shuffling about baby-style ([link]) and getting up only to walk and run, but that might have been unlikely.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, I think that may be a bit less likely!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Interesting. I wonder how it would look walking in that pose though. Would bending the knee even further cause problems?

The feathers remind me of something I was wondering about a day ago: did therizinosaur have the kind of complex protofeathers that could be green in colour due to structural color, or were they restricted to melanins?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
This idea grows more and more on me as I study theizinosaur and bird skeletons, but I have no professional conclusions.
Perhaps therizinosaurs sat most of the time on their haunches, and moved forward in a weird "baby-butt-shuffle" mode, [link] (like this movie,) with wing-like flaps of their arms helping them shuffle forward. They could do a plodding walk or move Greg-Paul style as juveniles, or when they really had to run.

I'm not sure about the green color - it was speculative. Most likely they were dark brown or black, covered with feathers - or spikes or pongolin-type scutes?
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Is that a fourth claw in the right hand? (I'm not implying that it is)
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
No, just an artifact of the sketchy style...
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! You have managed to take a weird, specialized animal and make it look far, far weirder. This is a handsome looking Therizinosaur.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool!
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M0AI Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty color scheme!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks!
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:icontzontlimixtli:
Tzontlimixtli Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy beast. I love those things.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks!
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Tzontlimixtli Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icondeenosar:
Deenosar Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Really liking the sketchy style.

So different to what i've seen from you before :D
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks! I'm trying out new styles, sort of like the R&D of art.
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Why is it standing so erect? Is this a new hypothesis on its normal stance, or is it just rearing up?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
This is my armchair-hypothesis. I looked at the skeletons of penguins, and thought - "wow, Therizinos could have done the same too!"
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, I like it!
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student General Artist
sweet! are those really what its legs supposedly look like? looks like it would fall over
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
The upper part of the lower leg is buried in the body, like most modern birds.
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DeroAgent73 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Always loved Therizinosaurus, and I like the erect stance.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconfingertier:
Fingertier Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I`m glad to see your another dinosaur artwork!

P.S.: The tail looks too long...
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks! You are right about the tail...
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Penguinsloth owns all.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Haha!
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electreel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Remember me of that from Walking with Dinosaursīseries with Nigel Marven.
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
-ME..lol soz i pressed enter while typing...but the only thing that bothers me is the legs...they look outa prepotion
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Part of the leg is buried in the body, much like in modern penguins: [link]
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:iconover-kill77:
Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
oh ok
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:iconover-kill77:
Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
love it..AWSO
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
..ME!
thanks! :)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work sir!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Very nice
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks Daniel!
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its one ugly ass dinosaur, isn't it? look at those horrible little legs!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
It wouldn't need to be too fast with those claws...
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought those were for piercing tiny berries and eating them delicately in a civilized manner
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
:)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when I first saw the hypothesis for it I thought "ppppffft nothing that dumb looking could exist", and then I realized it was a dino analog for a giant sloth...
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
...or sloths were overdue imitations of therizinosaurs? :)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lazy, impregnable leaf eater with belligerence and armament on its side? Must be some kind of winning formula
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dsivis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I've called them FreddyKruegerSaurs for many years.
Great look, it has a lot of character.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thank you!
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
It's interesting how your style is evident in everything you do, no matter what the subject matter.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks!
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Love the patterns.
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