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Fluffy Rex by arvalis Fluffy Rex by arvalis
I was playing with fluffy T. rex ideas.  I'm pretty pleased with this concept.  Plus there is a generic soldier for scale, so that's cool.

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T. rex Concept©RJ Palmer
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:icondinomatrix21:
Dinomatrix21 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hope nobody bashes me for saying this, but the only issue I have with these feathered dinosaur drawings is the head coloration. You have this head that is still rather scaly/ skin-covered with a very light amount of feathers, but the whole thing is colored like a beak, unlike birds with this trait today, such as ostriches, emus and cassowaries. Sure they still have a good amount of feathers, but they aren't the same color as the beak. Just expressing my opinion and thoughts here.
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:iconinfinitenosferatu:
InfiniteNosferatu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks so much less menacing with feathers. My illusions are disillusioned with facts XD But he looks absolutely amazing.
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:iconterizinosaurus:
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
VERY NICE JOB!!:)
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:iconjricht:
jricht Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
It's more like, uh... 20 foot turkey.
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:iconexodrake:
Exodrake Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
fluffy chicken
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:iconwilliam023:
william023 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
you'd be the one who was kentucky-fried though.
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:iconexodrake:
Exodrake Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
the t-rex can breathe fire? well fuck.
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:iconwilliam023:
william023 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
no, not really.
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:iconexodrake:
Exodrake Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
then wouldn't i be raw tenders? :P
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:iconwilliam023:
william023 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
i jusrt meant it'd eat you. like... kfc.
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:iconenvidia14:
envidia14 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The most badass chicken in history!
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:iconwilliam023:
william023 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
darn tootin'
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:iconirishwolf2468:
IrishWolf2468 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I kinda, wanna, hug it .H.
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:iconthecraftysnail:
TheCraftySnail Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a giant scary chicken monster from the past.
'nuf said
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:iconmacawnivore:
macawnivore Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is my favorite version of T-rex so far. ^^
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Most accurate too.
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:iconomega-knight-x97m:
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Cute for a killer.
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:iconvethica:
vethica Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cuter than I ever thought I would find a T. rex. Big fluffy birb. I love it.
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:iconfalconlord92:
FalconLord92 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
IT'S SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE!!!!!
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:icongwiber49ofireland:
Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Love It!
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:icon8one6:
8one6 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconlilasascha:
Lilasascha Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluffffffyyyyyyy
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:iconkellgreenstudios:
KellgreenStudios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Like It :)
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:iconaletscalsone:
aletscalsone Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Where's you Jurassic Park now? :v
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:iconnaka117:
Naka117 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Cot cot cot... he hum... sorry. He's great !
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Carnotaurus did have scales only
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well this is a Tyrannosaur not an Abelisaur, Yutyrannus and Dilong had feathers.
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist
I see, my thoughts is that T-rex males has feathers at the eyebrows while the females don't
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wut, that seems to extreme. jonagold2000.deviantart.com/ar…
That seems more likely.
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:icon5aq:
5aq Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last I checked wasn't there no substantial evidence that adult Tyrannosaurus had feathers, just speculation? I know that the few skin impressions left didn't show any. 

Besides I highly doubt that the notion that Yutyrannus and Dilong are Tyrannosaurs will stick, classification of dinosaurs chagnes as quickly as you snap your fingers.
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Yup, has scales on the underside
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:iconkanis-major:
Kanis-Major Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   General Artist
Ok, I just love the fact the dinosaurs were feathered. Of course being a bird lover does contribute to that. haha
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:icondelirioustudios:
DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Its a giant two legged sheepdog :3 i wanna hug him!
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:iconmrkrookodile:
MrKrookodile Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
It´s so FLUFFY!!!!!!!SO FLUFFY SO FLUFFY SO FLUFFY SO FLUFFY SO FLUFFY
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ha, what a wonderful picture! I bet if they could use DNA samples to clone it, it would look just like this! 😄
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:icongodzillagetsuga:
GodzillaGetsuga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Its CUTE!:happybounce: 
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:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I like it, but why have non-fluffy legs and tail parts?
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dinosaurs are related to birds, so I'm sure they would look similar, but they need feathers to keep warm on there bodies, I'm guessing there legs and tail wouldn't get very cold. 😏
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:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's like saying mammals are related to bats and whales. Birds ARE dinosaurs, just like whales and bats are mammals. Of course how similar a given group of dinosaurs looked to birds must be estimated by how closely related they are and what the fossil record says. All known coelurosaurs that have skin impressions show some sort of epidermal fuzz or quills (or feathers, in more derived forms). It's true that some compsognathids may show a patchwork of fuzz and scales, so you could say you are modeling it on those, though tyrannosauroids with preserved skin impressions all seem to be covered up with fuzz. There are also several reports of unpublished tyrannosaurus impressions (I've seen a few) and unfortunately they are ambiguous.

So we don't have hard data, but note that T. rex doesn't "need" anywhere near as much fluff as he illustrated (at its size T. rex could stay warm without any fuzz or fluff at all). So as long as the artist thought it would be cool to make it wooly I just thought it would have been cool to go all the way with it.
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not to be rude or anything, but I wasn't exactly talking about the illustration above, I was mentioning that they needed enough to keep warm, and I didn't mean that bats related to whales etc., It's a fact that birds are related to dinosaurs, and birds today aren't exactly dinosaurs like you said, but relatives.
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:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No, it's a fact that birds ARE dinosaurs. They are maniraptoran coelurosaurs. They are dinosaurs in every way that a bat is a mammal. That's my point. Saying they are "related to dinosaurs" doesn't make any more sense than saying horses are related to mammals. 
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arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
From my understanding there is cause to believe there were no feathers on at least the underside of the tail and belly from skin impressions.  Though I'm sure you'd know much better than I.  I got my information from Tomozaurus 
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, there are seemingly skin impressions from the tail of 2 tyrannosaurids (though neither has been formally published), so it seems reasonable to assert that they reverted to a scaly-tailed morphology ala. Juravenator.
The belly impressions are from Tarbosaurus and only might be from the belly. It is ironic, because they actually are formally published and yet their position is more dubious.
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:iconscotthartman:
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Technically there's reason to suspect T. rex may have not had fuzz at all as an adult (or at least at certain times of the year, or in one gender or another), I just meant that as long as you are fluffing it you could have gone all the way. But at the same time it's not implausible that T. rex could have gone halfsies.
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
DAWWWW
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm not a fan of T-rex having feathers, It looks ridiculos on such a large beast
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Fan? Uh, it's actually a fact that they had feathers and "fluff" so they could keep warm, and if they didn't they would probably freeze to death.
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