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turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial
apparently this is a bit closer to what raptors were like.. yeah... and wasn't that imposing in size neither... just a bunch of knifesized claws and razor sharp teeth... that can still rip you to shreds.... like a wolverine.. on steroids... that you cant escape.....

hm... how is it again that feathered dinosaurs weren't scary again? XD

personally im more than okay with feathered dinos. smaller ones just make sense. nature has a way of utilizing evolution to improve on traits. did they ali have feathers.. no...

do it think a t -rex was feathered... hell no..

why? too big for feathers to serve any purpose
but on a raptor.. as a way of balancing in fast runs, and reducing air current friction... hellyeah, i can see that


btw this is in no way a scientific reconstruction... just a quickie done from memory... navent really drawn any proper dinos since my highschool days.. maybe 1 or 2 pictures in total


oh and just so we avoid unnecessary discussions. i AM A FAN OF FEATHERS ON DINOSAURS!

from an artistic standpoint i can make that stuff work
but do i think all dinosaurs were feathered , no

personally i think coverage varied greatly. i can see males being more feathery as they do have a nice strutting puspose too

ladies love them some colorful feathers, just sayin XD
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EvilDeath66X Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Beautiful work, faves and saves. :) I think I just made this my wallpaper. *looks* yep.
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TactileTheDilo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head looks like it was modeled off of Smaug from The Hobbit series
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Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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notpongkong Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me a lot of Arvalis work, its really good :)
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KyoMibo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I consider this an excellent piece of work! And one can easily let imagination fly to other variations of these feathered dinosaurs. I would like just to drop this recent piece of information that has recently come up regarding this topic of feathered dinosaurs:

www.iflscience.com/plants-and-…

The important bit is this:
"The researchers suspect that feathers were a common feature among dinosaurs, particularly smaller ones. They were likely used to insulate the animals, and evolved to aid in flight much later. (...) Of course, it is a bit speculative to assume that every dinosaur could have had feathers, and a great deal of research will be needed to fully explore the prevalence of feathers among dinosaurs."

Looking at the referred scientific paper (www.sciencemag.org/content/345…:

"(...) Here we report a new ornithischian dinosaur, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, with diverse epidermal appendages, including grouped filaments that we interpret as avianlike feathers."

Hope this will incite the pro-feathered-dino people!
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trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
oh, and in response to T.rex not having feathers because they serve no purpose:


1. They could be vestigial. 

2. Feathers are often used for display

3. Feathers can be used to keep cool
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Arthur1acrosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
this should be in jurassic world!!!
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Arthur1acrosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
best raptor ever
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Granted so many paleoartists have become over zealous about dinosaurs being feathered I feel like its gone to an extreme extent, like applying fur to every mammal known to man just because some happen to be "clothed". You found the balance. While some species  were certainly quite flamboyant I feel like this is what the faction who are griping against this needs to see: that sleek, dynamic Jurassic Park design done with understanding and practicality instead of just looking like big bird. Well done.

- Take Care, Beannacht De Duit
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s0lidsteel Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, considering the awesomeness that is Jurassic Park, we have an ACCURATE representation of a velociraptor
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