Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Therizinosaurs in Art

It's that time again, artists!  Here is an overview of therizinosaurs in art, where we compile professional reconstructions of the animal in the next Gallery.  March 1st, 2010 is the deadline for submissions for the Therizinosaur Time Capsule!

Therizinosaurs have had a long and convoluted history when it comes to reconstructions.  Meat-eater or plant-eater?  Prosauropod or coelurosaur?  Skin or feathers?  These questions led to wild variations in what a therizinosaur looked like!  Below is a selection of therizinosaurs in art - click to enlarge...

Therizinosaurus by Jason Pederson

Falcarius by Michael Skrepnick

Therizinosaurus by Victor Leshyk

Therizinosaurus by Gabriel Lio

Beipiaosaurus by Gabriel Lio

Therizinosaurus by Luis Rey

Therizinosaurus by Luis Rey

Segnosaurus by √ėyvind M. Padron

Beipiaosaurus by Audrey Atuchin


Therizinosaur by Audrey Atuchin

Therizinosaurus by Joe Tuccarione

Meat-eating "therizinosaur" from the game Dino Crisis

Let the comments and discussion about these wonderful maniraptorians begin!  Therizinosaurs Go!


Trish said...

Tuomas Koivurinne's is my all-time favorite, but I like the Victor Leshyk one. That poor Theri knows he's not getting out of this situation with all his limbs intact.

Albertonykus said...

Matt Martyniuk also has an excellent Beipiaosaurus:

Zach said...

I think the top skeletals, attributed to Tom Holtz, are actually by Jaime Headden.

Also, wow, I'd totally forgotten about that Dino Crisis therizinosaur. The art was so clearly done by the same team who worked on RE2&3.

Bruce Earl said...

HA HA! Dinocrises therozinosaur loks like a freek! HAHAHAH! um... whait.. Carnivorus?!!

David Tana said...

"I think the top skeletals, attributed to Tom Holtz, are actually by Jaime Headden."

Good catch Zach. I noticed that the name attribution is correct, but I don't think the location is. I don't know that Jaime is at the University of Maryland, and I imagine it is attributed to the UMD because Dr. Holtz links to Jaime's image in his online notes for his dinosaurs course (scroll down for Therizinosauria here: ).

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

that Dinocrisis one looks pretty creepy! LOL