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Tyrannosaurus by DoruDrutt Tyrannosaurus by DoruDrutt
Finally painted something, and this time my version of a feathered male tyrannosaurus. Females would be brownish with less markings. I gave the males a sort of pouch on its neck that works the same way as the Frigatebirds.

I see T.rex as a bit of scavenger and opportunist hunter. So gave it some sort of distracting markings.

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trisdino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Think you overdid the feathers a wee bit, and the head is a bit misshapen, but other then that, it is very well drawn. 
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfull art, i really like it. I like that feather crest on the neck, makes it look cool.
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DinoBone Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting design! I like the feathers a lot, but there is no evidence tyrannosaurus had feathers keep in mind! ;)
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Gandalf-the-Great Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is no evidence Smilodon had fur, keep in mind that if sometime you draw one ;)

Phylogenetic bracketing, you may want to research about that a little bit.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Mind if I quote you in response to the person below?
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I will still never understand why drawings of Tyrannosaurus Rex give the ultimate predator feathers.
Just because there is evidence of relatives having feathers, that does not mean T.Rex would have feathers. 
Matter of fact, "Wyrex" a specimen found had skin impressions...NO feather impressions. 
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
T. Rex might have had feathers (or at least when it was young) on some parts of it's body. Get over it.
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:iconzealraegus:
ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
fuck off troll.
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Sorry. Pointing out facts is not trolling. Try harder.
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Actually, you're not pointing out facts, dumb shit. You are trying to approve that something that has no evidence to it. Please, you should try harder, numb nut.
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Vahzah-Dovahkiin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They found a SMALL PATCH of skin. From the UNDERSIDE OF THE TAIL. There's no evidence to say that they DIDN'T have feathers nor a reason for them not too.
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
The only specimen that had any integument impression showed nothing but small scales on the underside of the tail and some of the stomach. None of the body showed any integument other than that. Phylogenetic bracketing shows us that it is extremely likely that T.rex had feathers somewhere on its body. How extensive its feathering is isn't entirely known but there is no reason to believe that it wasn't feathered and every reason to believe that it was.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
So you Re saying because we found a bare patch of skin on the belly or tal or foot of a prehistoric cat we can assume it was hairless...
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Your analogy was really dumb. Your stupidity reigns high, doesn't it?
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Explain the difference between what I said and what you said, please.

I thought you were saying that because we have skin impressions from some part's of the body that this confirms there were no feathers on other parts for which we do not have samples.

(If I hand you two hen's feet with and without skin would you detect 'traces of feathers' ?)
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I don't have to give you an explanation. Simple as that. In other words, I've stated what I meant, so trying to ask and repeatedly get the same answer is really what you're going to get. No further response is needed.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Wow what a rebuttal, it addressed everything I said in the second post /sarc , if you want to win any argument addressing the subject rather than the author is helpful.
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
No. It's called shut the hell up already, I've made my point. Go on with your life.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I appreciate your attempt to be polite, thoughtful,courteous  and understanding.
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grisador Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
EPİC WORK ! Wow! 
Your pictures/works're really awesome ! Keep drawing !
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
If I would get a dollar every time someone uses the term "opportunist hunter" ...

Anyways:

Specimen looks far, far to lightweight, and proportions are generally more than a bit off. Especially to long neck stands out.

The feathers are just plain wrong. Tyrannosaurs had, as a group of coelosaurs that split from the main family relatively early (middle to late jurassic) no real feathers, but stage 1 "protofeathers", which would appear to the untrained eye more like fur than modern feathers.

The arms are at a very, very odd angle.
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DoruDrutt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Digital Artist
well I cannot see it as a hunter who hunts everything in its path. I see them work the lion way. Kill if they get the chance, if needed.

and I'm aware of the proportions, especially the neck which I noticed after I was done. I do not draw dinosaurs often enough. Yet, I've seen lightweight and heavy weight tyrannosaurs, unsure what is accurate.

and the feathers are protofeathers if you look closely, not the real feathers. (except on the arms as I'm unsure if those two types of feathers can mix)
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
_Every_ hunter is an "opportunist hunter". No predator hunts everything in it's path, hunting is very, very energy-consuming and comes with the risk of injuring, which in turn can very easily spell doom for the predator. And no predator would eschew carrion, it is basically free meat.

And while there are a "grazile" morph and a "robust" morph of T. rex, even the grazile morph is far, far heavier than this one.

And I have no problem with the plummage of the torso, but with the feathers on the arms and especially the neck look strange
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
I think this drawing could be perfectly realistic. Nobody ever traveled back in time so all we can do is suppositions. Everything we think we know about prehistoric life are suppositions. And to me, the arms are ok, much like a deinonychosaur's arm, much like a bird. Have you ever heard about ''All Yesterdays''? It speculates about prehistoric life and how it REALLY lived. And the piece of art I am commenting about might enter this category. And most of all it's beautiful and really well done, even if it is a bit un-scaled
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Iguana-Teteia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
WOW! This is very well done!! :D
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artist
Pretty cool!:)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i can definitely see some aspects of your dragon styles in there :) nice
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: so very awesome!, love his feather patterns.
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Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist
It looks much less terrifying with feathers xD
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JurLLu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love it when people don't ignore the fact that T-Rex had feathers. People are totally wrong when they say it's less cool that way--as you've shown, feathered theropods can still be totally as cool as their now-defunct non-feathered representations. And it shows their relation to birds, which I think it cool in itself. ...I just like things to be science-accurate!

So, thank you for this. It's great. I love it. :)
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
There is no solid proof of maastrichtian tyrannosaurids with feathers.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
There's no proof that smilodon had fur either...
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
All known living relatives of Smilodon have fur. Fur loss in mammals is a secondary process which happened in order to adapt to certain environments (see whales, naked moles and tropical megafauna). Pennaceous feathers are so far only known from maniraptoriformes, the group containing ornithimimosauria and maniraptora. The tyrannosauroidae, which T. rex is a member of, is a far, far more ancient clade of coelurosaurs, in fact the oldest known tyrannosauroid is about as old as the eldest known coelurosaur. The only known feathers present in tyrannosauroids were stage 1 protofeathers, which lacked quills and are more akin to plummage or even mammalian fur in their appereance. This Tyrannosaurus clearly features more advanced feathers.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thanks....but it might still have had some like say on its back and neck....the mammals you referred to didn't suddenly re develop scales from hair either.. 1+
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TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Feathers and scales don't have to be mutually exclusive, this beliefs comes from a few decades ago when it was still believed that feathers were a mutation of the scale, which occured in some small theropod dinosaurs which went on to become the birds we know today, With the discovery of a wide range of different dinosaurs with some stuff covering their skin, not only in theropoda (which is, of course, still boast the largest number of feathered dinosaurs) but also in ornithischians like Heterodontosaurus, Psittacosaurus and Triceratops. Together with the fact that the closest relatives of dinosaurs, the pterosaurs also posessed a fur-like coat covering their skin, I interpret this as strong evidence for feathers and their predecessors being far more basal to the Archosauria than formerly believed (I think there are even some genetic studies that show that crocodiles posess genes for feather growth). We should look into the Permian, for the key to the secret of the feather is probably found there.

Of course a "naked" tyrannosaur wouldn't necessarily be covered in scales, maybe they had only bare skin. But as feathered tyrannosaurids are highly likely, and we have some small scale patches attributed to a North American tyrannosaurid, they most likely looked very weird, like a half-plucked chicken. A 13 meter long, six tons heavy plucked chicken.

Dinosaurs are weird. (Just take a look at recent Deinocheirus reconstructions)
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I'm sorry for presuming to think that you thought that feathers and scales from mutually exclusive. 

Not quite sure why anyone would believe that, there was(and still could)be true.


very little evidence for it aside from them both seem to be similarly shaped and are constructed out of keratin.

Wouldn't a more concise way of  saying feathers and their predecessors  be archosaur filamentous integumentary structures ?
(Also I have never seen a Tyrannosaurus with smooth bare skin depicted)
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sring-griffin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, that's beautiful. I love the texture of the feathers on it! :)
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This is really cool.  Watch out for the really long neck though, it should more like 1/2-2/3 as long.  I really like the way you handled the feet.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotta say, you've succeeded in making feathered tyrannosaurs ever more badass.
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