Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Win The Tyrannosaur Chronicles!

Following Niroot's previous post, we have at least 2 SIX copies of Dave Hone's new book, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles, to give away. The book is a superb examination (a chronicle, if you will) of the science surrounding that very sexiest of theropod clades, the tyrannosauroids. Highly accessible and yet detailed and comprehensive with it, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles has plenty to offer for dinosaur enthusiasts of every stripe. It's been met with a flurry of positive reviews, to which we will hopefully add some of our own in the not too distant future. But for now...

...We'd like you to draw something for us. Specifically, we'd like to see T. rex trying (at some anachronistic human activity). And succeeding. Because atrophied forelimbs never really held anyone back, damn it, and as Dave's book will make clear, tyrannosaurs were very successful and intriguing animals. Our favourites, based on some magic combination of originality and humour, will win copies of the book. We'll also be sure to corner Dave down a dark alley and force him to sign them, which is no mean feat, as he's probably as strong as Niroot and I put together.

Please upload your entries somewhere and link to them in a comment on this post. The deadline is June 6. Absolute anatomical accuracy is not essential, but points will be awarded for it. By way of inspiration, here's a wee drawing by Niroot depicting Tyrannosaurus, the artist, being inspired itself by a Troodon. There might be some movie reference in there (what day is it again?). Good luck y'all.

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  1. "Specifically, we'd like to see T. rex trying (at some anachronistic human activity). And succeeding. Because atrophied forelimbs never really held anyone back, damn it"

    Quite right. Though I guess competitive eating would be too easy a subject?

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    1. http://jonagold2000.deviantart.com/art/T-rex-trying-607354451
      Oh boi!

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  3. Here is my entry: "T. rex Succeeding at D&D"
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChyLiwlUoAAo1gE.jpg:large

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  4. Working at 'Triassco' is hard. So is writing, apparently. The scrawl in the second bubble says 'bacon'. https://mobile.twitter.com/OwainGriffith/status/736912858362044416

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  5. Hello, my name is Robin Liesens and here are my two submissions for the contest:
    http://dontknowwhattodraw94.deviantart.com/art/Gotta-love-pancakes-612187648
    http://dontknowwhattodraw94.deviantart.com/art/Mesozoic-Death-Metal-612188830

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  6. Here is Joschua Knüppe's entry. For some reason, he found he couldn't post a comment here and so has notified me on FB. :)

    http://hyrotrioskjan.deviantart.com/art/Love-in-the-Time-of-Chasmosaurus-Contest-612423594

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  7. Theropod prism power, make up!
    (here's my entry ;))
    http://gdog00.deviantart.com/art/Tyrano-sagi-Rex-612472330

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  8. My entry, handsome T-rex with new lips and make up: http://gph.is/1TW6Pzm

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  10. (Trying again)
    Here's my entry, tennis-themed because it is summer:
    http://exillustrated.deviantart.com/art/Tyrant-Tennis-613070733

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  11. Here's my entry, featuring Frodo Rexxins and Gandarchid the Grey! Resisting temptation is much easier when you're physically incapable of succumbing.
    http://d3in0nychu5.deviantart.com/art/Rex-of-the-Rings-613107277?ga_submit_new=10%253A1465012585&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1&ga_recent=1
    PAY NO ATTENTION TO GANDARCHID'S PIPE! Mark Witton is the monster who started that paleo-meme, not me! ;)

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  12. I could not resist the inspiration~
    - http://sta.sh/0v1xohama8f

    ~ http://talonv.deviantart.com/

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  13. Short but powerful arms, perfect for...
    https://scatterfeed.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tyrannosaurus-rowing-pakasuchus.jpg

    She turned out more soulful than I was intending. Enjoying all the entries!
    Ellen

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  14. Here's my entry. If there's one thing I've learned from years of drumming, it's that visual ability isn't a requirement.

    http://dzpalaeoart.weebly.com/blog/paleoart-contest

    Colouring's based on a Red-Tailed Hawk, drummer based on AMNH 5027.

    - Henry Sharpe

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  15. Here's my entry:
    http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/wombatsrock/media/T.%20rex_zpsssyzmghr.jpg.html
    I got it in just in time!!

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  16. Sneaking in at the final minutes of the contest! T.rex succeeding at cosplay...and who else would the Tyrant Lizard King go as but the Koopa King?
    http://cabbitwocky-art.tumblr.com/image/145475400490
    Reference was FMNH PR 2081, the ever-lovely Sue.

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  17. Hope I'm not too late to enter, with Tyrannosaurus demonstrating some exemplary naturalism. He didn't do so well at plotting to inherit Baskerville Hall but that's a different story. http://palaeosam.deviantart.com/art/LitC-Tyrannosaur-naturalist-613505739

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  19. I hope mine is informational as well as ridiculous.
    http://www.artbyost.com/?p=135

    Hope I'm not late, its June 5th where I am. :)

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  20. Hoping I'm not too late with this!
    http://piedpiperpluto.deviantart.com/art/wip-she-is-doing-her-best-613562488

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  21. Hi there. Here’s a very ,very last min effort from me. I hope Dropbox is ok for now ?
    More a social commentary on the state of us modern day humans rather than a dig at dear old Rexy.

    Love the site by the way. I was that animator guy who talked to you both at Tetzoocon in the pub after.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewl8xi5ut228dos/Selfie_HalfSize.jpg?dl=0

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  22. http://michael-vincent.deviantart.com/art/DJ-Rex-613787710?ga_submit_new=10%253A1465290787

    Hey!! I'm a few hours late, my bad! Hope you enjoy, it definitely was a fun one to draw. What a fun contest! By the way, I think I'm posting as "Unknown", but my name is Michael Eppinette.

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