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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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M1n1dr10d-Y0D0 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Imagine eating one of these for Thanksgiving!
Azarathian-Mage Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Technically, dinosaurs are dragons, since there are types of dragons that can't breath fire and don't have wings.
Tsuriae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your conclusion, but yet the way you portrayed the feathers is quite impressive, and (dare I say it) cool looking. I don't picture massive therapods with duckling feathers, but more for display (since t-Rex lived in volcanic environments and extra warmth isn't needed)
natrondevourofstars Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
What idiotic movie/video game told you that they live near volcanoes they most likely lived on open fields or forests take note
Omnigeek6 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2015
I'm very sorry, but all I can think of looking at this picture is:…
JurassicReptile742 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Your theory in description is probably true according to this:…
Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
'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'

THANK YOU!! FINALLY!! Somebody who agrees with the point I've been making for YEARS.
emilybee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015   Photographer
And if it turns out every one of them does, but its only like a elephant or hippo amount per sq inch, would you be disappointed?

I hate the nostalgia factor being used as an excuse.... Dinosaurs were real living creatures, not monsters of fiction and fantasy like dragons. 
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
TJBladeX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I like to believe a few dinosaurs were completely feathered, a few had some feathers, and a few didn't have any feathers. A Spinosaurus for example, it wouldn't really make sense for it to have feathers, same goes for aquatic dinosaurs.
emilybee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015   Photographer
Well a penguin is a bird that has feathers... In fact... Its feathers AID it in the water. Same goes for other birds.  They produce a substance that combined with the feathers, protects the birds and often just helps them do what they do.  

Spinosaurus, if it had them, would have the same thing, its feathers would protect it. 
TJBladeX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
True but from what I've learned the Penguin evolved feathers so it could survive in the cold, and then because they would hunt for food in the water the feathers would once again evolve to protect them. They didn't come naturally like that so comparing a Penguin to a dinosaur doesn't make much sense.
emilybee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015   Photographer
Feathers naturally serve purposes like retaining body oils, fur also does the same thing in many mammals (including humans, though only in the head and lower regions).  I've seen a lot of people neglect this particular issue either way.  What a feather primary does and what it also does aren't always the same thing.  Even if they hindered their traveling in water, if the feathers were too useful to loose, Spino would have kept them.  A slight decrease of speed and agility may have been not as useful as something else.

Then there is the issue that evolution isn't something that only happens once and forget it, you can have traits pop up time and time again, like the big horn of rhinos.  

I don't tend to rule anything out, just because mother nature has proven to be the most surprising thing ever. Hell... They say that birds have gene that are current dormant inside every bird, that if activated would return the dino trait to them.  So there is also the idea that even if these dinos didn't have feathers, they would have the feathers laying dormant in case their ever needed.  So Spino was not only a possible feathered dino, but it would have had a sleeping feathered dino inside of it.

I'm having a fascinating conversation, I must add, thank you.  Its been a while since I had one I could wrap my brains around. dinosaurs are amazing, when it boils down to it.  The possibilities and search for the truth bring in a lot of things to the table, they are an intriguing enigma. 
tpallier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork - looks so real in every way - particularly with sun glistening in background :-)
SkyHighDisco Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did anyone say he looks like he's taking a dump and he's like, pissed off at the second dinosaur because he interrupted him. xD
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, it possesses the perfect blend of the reptilian features that everyone is familiar with and it possesses a minimal amount of feathers to make it look beautiful yet terrifying :headbang:.
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Ladondorf-CA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Dat Comic Sans Copyright Tho
Ladondorf-CA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Looks like Bowser. XD
Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Nebz, heads up. Someone's trying to make money off your art:…
brokencreation Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he will still GOBBLE GOBBLE YOU!!!
Dominantweasle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love this one. much energy!
SammyW28 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
"Gobble-gobble, muthafucker!" 
clearblue3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The name... Bloody good picture but I can't take it seriously anymore T_T
FrancisArthurBishop Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Reminds me of Fossil Fighters.
MechMan237 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing detail good job! :-)
jmdohert Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
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jade-fae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
why not dinosaur dragons?
Katachthonios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Forgiving the pun, but paleontology is an evolving field, and the preservation of soft tissue is next to none. From what we currently know, feathers appeared late in the Mesozoic, so early dinos like the stegosaur were likely bare, but the later, more birdlike dinosaurs did.

There is no evidence to say conclusively if larger theropods retained their feathers into adulthood, but it offers the opportunity to imagine these beasts in an entirely different light.

I think a lot of the resistance to the concept of feathered dinosaurs is that it contradicts the images we saw growing up, and since we long ago lost our predation by birds, we no longer view birds as a distinct threat; dinosaurs that resemble too closely birds we don't see as nearly threatening as if they had pebbly crocodile skin, because crocodile are still deadly to humans. Still, there are more physiological similarities between tyrannosaurus rex and the rooster in my backyard than between the T-rex and the crocodile, and there are fewer steps back to a common ancestor in the former than the latter.

What I'm trying to say is, don't dismiss envisioning (theropod) dinosaurs with full plumage because of how people have done it poorly. Rather, take it as an opportunity to observe the full range of possibilities. (A feathered dilophosaurus performing cock posturing would be far more impressive than the neck frill they slapped on him in Jurassic Park.)

Amazing work.
Kingmk13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice job. he's so terrible and cool. B-) I find the scene make it the most awesome ! I like very much this art ;-)
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leedragom Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I a gree, an I would think the feather weren´t real father eaither but hailike primitive faether.

I too would belive that they were not present in the early dinosaure like celofisis, and the dinosaure of that time were more like the jurassic park dinosaures than the later like the t rex who probably were more bird like alon side the raptors in  mogolia
Buzzpuppyears Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  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  Professional General 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.
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