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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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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Since when was paleontology ever based on opinions? Speculation based on modern animal behavior is what modern paleoart is based on. Dinosaurs were not monsters, they were animals with brains and instincts. Also pretty rich of you to never explain why you hate modern dinosaurs (not to mention these aren't even remotely accurate).
Animalme Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That dino looks like he's going Super Saiyan XD

Beautiful art, I love the dinosaur's feathers.
Troops21 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks well realistic.
asari13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"just like most of paleontology is based on opinions till proven wrong" it's not
KovenantKonceptions Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is. None of them were there. They have to form a theory (basically a synonym another word for "expert opinion") based off bits and pieces of info they find that don't fully connect. I swear people get so defensive when someone tells it like it is. So sick of elitists...
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. first they form a hypothesis (kinda like how you plebs use theory(the plebs was joke by the way)) then they test the hypothesis, and what is shown by tests is the theory. 

scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method and repeatedly tested and confirmed, preferably using a written, pre-defined,protocol of observations and experiments.[1][2] Scientific theories are the most reliable, rigorous, and comprehensive form of scientific knowledge.[3]

"I swear people get so defensive when someone tells it like it is." you kinda proved your own point against yourself now didn't you? all I did was say it as it is.

I did not get defensive nor am I an elitist. what am I an elitist of? actual science? I'll own that :p

if you mean dinosaurs then I'll say I went against his claim not his art. I love the art, I don't care how inaccurate it is. I like Jurassic park dinosaurs, they remind me of bipedal monitor lizards, I like monitor lizards. but I still recognize them as inaccurate. I personally prefer gross vulture-like feathered dinosaurs, and I'm not a scientist so I don't make any claims other than "that looks cool too me"

sorry for the wall of text Sweating a little... 
WDGHK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh for Pete`s sake, you do realize that these are animals and they don`t care about looking "cool and scary". The feathered dinosaur revolution is brought on by a mountain of indisputable evidence that right now shows that all dino could have possessed feathers, and only large herbivores like sauropods,hadrosaurus and ceratopsians have strong evidence that they were entierly scaly. Science has no opinions, science only has facts and evidence.

So some layman who only care about dinosaurs as monsters think they look lame with feathers? Well both the scientific community and the real life dinosaurs have the same response to that :we don`t give a fuck about that!   
PrincessFaeron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no preference for appearance but I'll be damned if this isn't a beautiful picture. Normally, realistically styled dinosaurs tend to freak me out, feathered or not, but this picture is so good! Love 

I'm glad you put the watermark on, though, otherwise I'd never have found it. I was looking up 'feathered t. rex' and while this picture appeared multiple times, none were the source post, and I had to search for your deviantart to find it =(
Raritylols Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student General Artist
wow, I was never into the fact that dinos had feathers either. But some people (like you) can really pull it off, just. wow.
Dammeus Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
good work
thelakotanoid1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist
fluffy feathers on top of a t-rex looks ugly you say?

bruh, whats better, a naked scaly t-rex. or a half-scaled t-rex that looks like it's flaming! >: D
emotrainer4444 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This picture looks so amazing, it looks like you rip out one of my comic book character (which is kinda a cat/trex hybrid based on a babylon mythology) then redesigned him into a overly realistic movie monster. It really speaks to me on a spiritual level. I really love this. Great art. Wish I was this good.
M1n1dr10d-Y0D0 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
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.
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just.... no
Azarathian-Mage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a joke comment, chill.
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was it though?
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 Nov 26, 2015  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! :-)
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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.
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