View Full Version : mmmm did jurassic park really change the way people draw t rex
10-07-2002, 02:37 AM
i always wondered why gimlock didnt really look like a t rex and older cartoons with a trex in it.. heck even jim lee drew the t rex wrong in punisher... then got it right in wildstorn studios art book
10-07-2002, 06:14 AM
I think Walt Simonson always got it right. Check his old FF issues. He's a big dinosaur nut, so he probably studied them more than the average artist.
10-07-2002, 11:13 AM
Remember when wolverine went into the savage land and had a baby?
10-07-2002, 11:22 AM
That was retroactively a "what if" story. It happened to Batman too.
And Walt Simonson draws really rad dinosaurs.
10-07-2002, 02:23 PM
Yeah. His signature even looks like a brontosaurus!
10-08-2002, 09:09 AM
I don't think Jurassic Park influenced drawing T-Rex's as much as it influenced how animators animate dinosaurs. It really revolutionized the skin textures as well as the motion that future monster type CG films (and many other films) are currently made. Hell take Godzilla for example, the animators who produced to motion for the baby 'zillas didn't bother to change them from the raptor motion or the T-Rex motion from JP.
Did JP help the mass public visualize dinosaurs like we've never been able to before? Hell yeah! So sure a lot of things are incorporated from it. I remember seeing that flik opening weekend and I REALLY thought that dinosaurs we're actually alive! Even the concept at the time was pretty viable. That's my change.
10-08-2002, 07:47 PM
simonson was originally going to be a paleontologist...or something close to that, if spelled correctly ;) haha
10-08-2002, 08:09 PM
Well, the first T-rex skeletons displayed in museums were assembled wrong. They actually used to BREAK the tail and onther parts of the vertabre to make it stand upright, like Godzilla. Scientists weren't very scientific in the begining of the last century.
James Horner, the guy who dug up the first complete T-Rex, was the dino-advisor for the Crichton books and the movie. He's the guy who started telling museums what morons they were. Of course, he also says T-Rex was most likely a scavenger (due to the fact of it's build, and it's vulture-like olfactory chamber. He demonstrates his hypothesis by telling you to tie your arms to your chest, and trying to catch a live chicken with your mouth). He also came up with the herding theory of herbavore species (he's also the first to find fossilized nesting grounds) and just how nasty the Raptors could be. The Grant character was based on him. Look him up, and if he's got a speaking engagement near you, go.
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