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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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:iconkanis-major:
Kanis-Major Featured By Owner 6 days ago   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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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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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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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
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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GodzillaGetsuga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Its CUTE!:happybounce: 
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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  New member
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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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 There are also several reports of unpublished tyrannosaurus impressions (I've seen a few) and unfortunately they are ambiguous.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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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member
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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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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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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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  New member
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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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Whatever
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Sorta too bad that its pretty agreed upon that they sported feathers of some sort.
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
It makes T-rex look ugly
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Too bad that its an animal not a fantasy creature.  Would you say fur makes a wolf ugly?
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
No. But it is said that some dinosaurs are both warm and cold blooded at the same time. The sea Leather turtle is the only warmblooded reptile now
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I dont know what point you are trying to make.
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
I think scales suits T-rex
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Too bad
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Do you mean too many feather or the fact they would have feathers (as so many paleontology shows have pointed out) ?
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
the fact they would
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:iconxanderthesuperbabe:
XandertheSuperbabe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! I'm conflicted though. On one hand I want to hug it but on the other hand I want to run away hahaha
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N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Chickenasaurs Rex
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blueismayfavorite Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this stuff is cool
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karina1818 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Awww cosita bonita <33
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MTT3008 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I somehwere read that more and more scientists believe that pretty much all dinos of this era had some sort of feathers...so it is maybe possible that they really looked like this. ;-)
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:iconcyothelion:
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
We know that Carnotaurus did not have feathers, we found scales from the bull-like theropod.
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:iconrachnikiller:
RachniKiller Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I think you should make a baby one <3
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:icontank50us:
Tank50us Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I heard some time ago that there were some who believed that the Rex might have actually had plumage like this. I don't know if any of it has been confirmed or not... but... if it did... I imagine it would've look alot like this concept image.
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WalrusCanArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Do I need to say it?
ISH ZO FLUFFAAY!
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
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:icontheawkwardkhajiit:
TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so completely derpy looking and precious 
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AllTimeAlchemist13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just glancing at it I though it was a frickin overgrown chicken. Paying closer attention it's a fluffy dinosaur. Not a chicken. Very good job though!
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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
Doesn't look much like a chicken though😕
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:iconthomasgaines:
ThomasGaines Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I want to be that
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:iconcrimsongrain:
crimsongrain Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful
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:iconartistneetu:
artistneetu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
marvelous illustration..
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somedudefromEARTH Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the idea of T rex and other dinosaurs having feathers. :)

You did a wonderful job of texturing this animal! :D (Big Grin) 
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:icontyrosine7:
Tyrosine7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Most terrifying chicken imaginable.
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AlmightyPineapple Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Very adorable but dangerous this is very amazing,detailed keep up the great work! :clap:
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:iconguyverman:
Guyverman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I'd prefer it if the coat was a little more thin.

Nice effort anyway.
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:iconnestiebot:
NestieBot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
cool
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GallusVarius Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It sorta makes me think of a chicken (Hen specifically) the way it's face isn't feathered. It's almost a white silkie bantam, by appearance, that wooly T-rex...
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