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Spinosaurus: the dinosaur-bridge (detailed sketch) by Cristian-Milia Spinosaurus: the dinosaur-bridge (detailed sketch) by Cristian-Milia
Starting from some researches on paleontological blogs and sites, I made a bipedal and feathered version of Spinosaurus (part of a personal project-study started with this Deviation).

From all these readings, I made a version that might be more balanced from the point of view of posture, a sort of "bridge-like" version with sacral vertebrae as a maximum discharge point of weight strength¹ and hypertrophic caudal vertebrae which extend along the tail, a trunk a little 'shorter² and legs a bit 'longer³. Anyway, despite all these considerations, my Spinosaurus is not a runner, a fighter or a gigantic smasher monster, but a cautious animal, almost shy, who spends his days fishing, sunbathing or under trees shade.

Final note: I certainly made some wrong proportions and in some body parts, the "protofeathers coat" is not visually exceptional, but at the moment, despite all the mistakes in this restoration, this remains only a detailed sketch of what I want achieve in the future.
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terrassosaurus77 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this reconstruction! Its so amazing, 'why wouldn't the feathers be visually exceptional' I always thought that if spinosaurus was feathered it would be very sea bird like - much like that of a penguin or albatross etc. but no one can really know??
Invader-Tool Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
I think the head and tail need to be lowered and relaxed a little so it would look balanced without it also looking like it's straining to keep the pose. That's just me, though.
grisador Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Amazingly well done work !

Very good :nod:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice sketch :)

I see you've used Scott Hartman's pot about the legs. You're aware that the authors of the paper responded and explained how they came to their measurments, showing that the leg proportions are correct, right?
I was aware, of course, but as I wrote, I used those posts to my reconstruction. I did not say that the one I made is scientifically correct. I would never do such a thing, not even as a joke.

Anyway, some time ago I asked a question to author of the blog Theropoda using as a reference the length of the hind legs of Spinosaurus as by Ibrahim et al. If you're interested, read the link of the question, already translated from Italian to English here, then, in my intention there's also (maybe) to draw the version I mentioned on the link.

P.S.: thanks for appreciating.
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah okay, I thought you made this as how you thought Spinosaurus would've looked like. I've seen quite some other artwork like this were people actually think their version is more accurate than Ibrahim's. I understood this wrong then.

Ah okay, I'll give it a read then.

You're welcome :)
Cristian-Milia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Well, you could have read the description. I enclose nearly always a description expressly to avoid misunderstandings.

However, as I have already wrote a million times, I have no kind of preparation in paleontology, therefore, any reconstruction I made starting from a skeleton, is increasingly based on material I read from reliable sources.

As for the integument, when there's possibility to speculate without risk to become ridiculous, well... as anyone can see, every dinosaur I draw have some  kind of plumage.
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did, but I was kinda tired at the moment I saw it... My bad xD

The plumage is nice, I've seen others do it too on Spinosaurus. 
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Verry cool
thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
I dettagli del cranio e del collo sono eccezionali
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very accurate!
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