|Has anyone seen my teef? — Gorgosaurus libratus|
So it turns out a lot of artists — including me — have been drawing theropod lips without giving it much thought. Some people, like Tracy Ford, have argued that theropods didn't have lips. Others have disagreed, but most of us have been drawing them with weird demi-lips for some time. This lips-poking-somewhat-below-the-lips thing is biologically weird, and work is being done on this (see Jaime Headden's blog post and the comments on it). I've plumbed for full-on lizard lips, and I've been updating all my drawings accordingly. Make theropods look like gummy old men, but that's kinda awesome.
|My original demi-lipped Tarbosaurus (or Tyrannosaurus as I called it then) bataar, from 2000, and my lippy 2011 revamp for the Ontograph Studios Image Library.|
|Same again, with Tyannosaurus rex|