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turkey-rex XD by nebezial turkey-rex XD by nebezial
this is why i like the idea of feathered dinos, but at the same time hate it.

i love it for its potential, male dinosaurs doing a mating dance, showing off, it has roots in natural world.

i hate it because it is in human nature to jump to conclusions and take it to the extreme.

by that i mean , they discover hints of some feathers on a fossil, the very next step is to turn every dinosaur available into a fuzzball of feathers XD

i find nature much more interesting and varied, and while some were probably fully covered in feathers others had none, and others again had some .

this is my opinion, just like most of paleontology is based on opinions till proven wrong.

these are in no way shape or form scientific reconstructions, but just one dino nerd rekindling the memories from high school when i used to be obsessed with dinosaurs.

now its all dragons for me XD
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Buzzpuppyears Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, how you took the idea of a giant, ancient reptilian monster that was covered in fluffy bird feathers and made it look awesome.

You are awesome, my friend.
Archanubis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Nice picture.

A feathered Tyrannosaurus is not as unlikely as it seems, really; one of its early relatives, Yutyrannus was covered in feathers, and at 9m (30ft) in length, it's considered the largest feathered dinosaur found so far.  Now whether the more advanced tyrannosaurs like Tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus, etc. had a feathery covering is debatable - though, at this point, I would say it's a safe bet.  Does it make the tyrannosaurs less intimidating?  In my opinion, no.  Just think of them as a giant cassowary... that weigh over 6 tons... and have bone crushing teeth...

That said, I do agree that it seems extreme to give every species of dinosaur feathers, especially when there's no evidence for it.  In the case of the coelurosaurs (the clade of therapods that include Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus), it's a reasonable assumption, considering at least one member of each branch seems to possess a feathered covering, and there are a few ornithischians that have them (not many, and most of them are small), but giving every non-avian dinosaur family feathers?  Kind of going overboard.
abdamit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
that. looks. awesome! like a fucking ancient lion with his mane :D great pose also and the coloring of the feathers and skin plus background make up is pure porn
SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool :D
Feathered dinosaurs are pretty cool too ^_^
SpeedComics Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Artist
Y'know? You should feel proud! I usually see this picture used as an argument in favour of feathered dinosaurs looking awesome!
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
From my opinion, traditional are more profitable. Dinosaurs are still reptiles, that I extremely accept, I just can't agree that they were the ancestors of birds. Having known some of them with feathers is original i'm OK with, but now they are over reacting with all dinosaurs covered with feathers and acted like birds. More importantly, you did a Great Job on this picture.  
ThDen-Wheja Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist
True, but that's part of the beauty of paleontology. It IS mostly opinion and speculation, but those are based on what we know of the world today. It's sheer evidence that any bit of knowledge can be applied in any other system.
Oh, yeah. Fantastic painting, too.
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
:lol: Niice! :nod:

And personally, I think the whole "dinos had feathers" thing is getting a bit out of hand. Sure, some of them may have had feather-like things. I just equate it to how certain cetaceans are like born with this strand/follicle of hair but it falls off when they get bigger :shrug:
Sherrylin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
T-rex, dagons, sharks...
I love them, but i love dolphins too.(used now wolves)
randomfreakygothgirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
COMIC SAAAAAAANS!! *shakes fist in the air*
The-Good-and-Strong Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
h ol y

sh i t
theamazing2eyedman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
The evidence keeps piling up so- this may be more scientifically accurate than Spielberg's movies!……
Birdskull31 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Holy shit this is soooooo cool!
Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Most palaeontologist agree feathers only appeared near the end of the Dinosaur's existence.   So not all of the beasties had feathers.  Feathers are important because they show the transition into the avian family.  Since birds are not cold blooded, it has major ramifications on how we view the lives of Dinosaurs.   We may never know what they really looked like, however.   ^_*
Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Holy shit." was what I  thought when I saw this. 

HellTutor Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I love it!!!!!!!!!
S4U1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has, "Don't [****] with me" all over it. All your work is cool.
I remember watching watching all those dinosaur specials on Discovery.
I miss those days.
trisdino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Probably not the least bit scientifically accurate, but it looks bloody cool.
BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the posing of that rex!
CaptainDFW Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
When I first read that T. Rex might have had feathers, I thought, "well that would keep them from looking menacing."

I take it back.

Great work!
TomoFromFire Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH :iconimconstipatedplz: SO FLUFFY :iconitssofluffyplz: I WANT TO PET IT 
wildman1411 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
this is my favorite rex reconstruction so far. scale and feather all in one bad-ass-as-hell T-rex. i hope you don't mine if i use it for my avatar and signature at other sites :)
13TheDeath Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
think it like this: a conjuction ring with reptiles and birds, meaning they might had warm blood instead of cold blood

also, the fact that "traces of feathers" were found in -some- dinosaurs explains the fact some of them had feathers, some in very low quantity, some were covered and some -probably- didn't have

ps. lovely work, i'm gonna watch you
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
pictures like this help ppl get convinced that even with feathers dinos can still look bada--
JDogX17 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
who would dare to carve that!?
Jjcheetah2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
You don't understand. The fact is that only the small dinosaurs like velocirapter had feathers. The larger dinosaurs like tyrannosaurus rex had no feathers at all. Do you understand the facts now?
lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Yutyrannus was small?
Jjcheetah2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Yutyrannus was second to the first, and was just a bit bigger in comparison. Yutyrannus was the link between the first and tyrannosaurus rex.
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
What about the therizinosaurs? Beipiosaurus (?) was found to have feathers, if I recall.
Jjcheetah2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
yoult Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
And Yutyrannus huali isn't big? Neither is Ornithomimus edmontonicus? Both of which were found with filamentous-impressions.
Please get your facts straight before trying to argue. It has nothing to do with the size, but with the relationship of the Dinosaurs.
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
He's too busy eating tacos. ;)
Archanubis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
At nearly 4m in length and 170kg, I wouldn't exactly called Ornithomimus "big."  Yutyrannus on the other hand... on par with later tyrannosaur Albertosaurus?  Yeah. I'd call it big.
Phesant33 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh yeah which school kid wasn't
Souhiro Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your T-Rex looks 100% Badass. His feathers looks like a lion's mane. And he has that fierce look, a the mouth full of fangs, and the attitude to be the most kickass predator in earth.
kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
perfect marriage of the new and old dinosaurs. And i kinda feal the same way about the new dinosaurs, but i would like to see the old ones come back. 
jefffletcher Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Awesome! Just goes to show that even with feathers, dinosaurs are still badass! Then again, a lot creatures with feathers are badass, like eagles and hawks.
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice pic love the originality if you have a chance check my page out and just to let you know you have fantastic page and amazing pencil and ink oh what kind of art do you use.
CJCroen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now THIS is a feathered T-Rex! I think I'd be WAY more scared of getting chased by this guy than a T-Rex with scales!
megsai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Turkey dino!!!!
Manifesto-99 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
fuckin rad.
Seleuf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you here. It's an interesting notion, dinos with feathers, but as you said, people find -some- evidence for -certain- species and suddenly start putting feathers on all of them. The feathers could have been only for one family of dinosaurs, or purely a regional development. It's like they were so mindblown by the raptors with feathers that they forgot all about the fossilized -skin- imprints.

It's likely related to the bandwagon of "Birds evolved from dinosaurs! Therefor, birds -are- modern dinosaurs! :O And dinosaurs were birds, not lizards!!" I could agree to dinosaurs being related to lizards and birds evolving from dinosaurs, but that certainly doesn't make them the same thing. xD All three are still their own thing. Otherwise one might as well say that the first mammals that were scurrying around at that time were humans and based on that depict them all with hair only on their heads and crotches and no fur. xD

Regardless, awesome piece of artwork!
Archanubis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Personally, I consider dinosaurs their own group; not quite "true" reptiles, but not quite true birds, either.
Seleuf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, agreed. ^^
transformationbehere Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
LOVE the detail
Gozer-The-Destroyor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
The feathers on larger therapods like t. rex were more than likely sparse and built more like hair or fuzz than the actual broad, modern bird feathers that we're used to seeing.

If they had any, I would think that they'd be very small, almost like an elephant's hairs, which are so small that they're barely visible from a distance. The larger most mammals get, the shorter their hair becomes. I feel like the same would be true of theropods, who were likely just as endothermic as most mammals were/are.
Crynosur Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually dinosaurs and dragons could be the same thing in a way of saying.
tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wonderful! This jawdropping awesome! I am to stunned to think of anything else to sat! Wow!!!!
Helixmaster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I kinda wanna eat it now.
MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd probably eat you first. :dummy:
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