Big part of my final project is studies of the animals I’m drawing. So Ive been doing a lot of them and thinking about the way they interacted and lived as well. Here are a few sketches of a 2 yr old rex in various poses. And a 12 year old rex which was interesting to see since in the three age groups I have 2, 12 and 17 this is the middle. But what Ive see is that there is a much different and more drastic change in the age gap of 12 to 17 then in the gap of 2 to 12 which astounds me.
Also researching the idea that Tyrannosaurus rex lived in a matriarchal society like Elephants. The females lived in family groups perhaps with all their generations to keep young safe, while males (similar to elephants) lived on their own only appearing to mate or to fight with other males over territory. Granted I doubt a group of tyrannosaurus would be as large as a herd of elephants since each rex would need food. And there would be a difference in sharing food from a kill compared to elephants where they have various sorces of vegetation to share amongst each other. I bet feeding would be similar to lions where the oldest would have first pickings.