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T. rex Reconstructions by arvalis T. rex Reconstructions by arvalis
A couple of quickie reconstructions: one more reptilian, one more avian. I got a 3D printed T. rex skull printed from a scan of the T. rex, Stan, last week, I finally got a brief moment to use it. Still haven't found a rex design I really love yet, gotta keep tinkering. You can check out photos of my sweet 3D printed skull here: grimchild.tumblr.com/post/6108…

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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner Edited 14 hours ago  Student General Artist
How science ruined dinosaurs, I think the feathered t-rex in general is stupid looking. Don't know how anyone can take it really serious. I would laugh my ass off if I saw it running at me. It's a good drawing... but the idea... still is pretty stupid to me lol.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
I mean its not like birds are brutal and scary tosic.com/wp-content/uploads/2…
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student General Artist
Yes but they haven't proven that all dinosaurs actually have feathers. I don't think it's scary. Sorry I don't share the same opinion. I like the drawing, but I don't HAVE to think it's scary, you don't have control over that. I'm sorry it didn't have the desired effect. I think it looks silly really. :shrug: But whatever. I don't care.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
I mean they are just animals, animals by themselves arent scary.  They only become scary when they are chasing you, and I guarantee that a cassowary chasing you down would scare you.
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Student General Artist
Considering it's an extinct species... Not really scary. Sorry. Not seeing the point of this discussion really. It's not scary to me.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
What I am saying is that its an animal, not a monster.  It doesnt matter if its scary or not, it just exists.
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student General Artist
Not anymore. So I fail to see the point. This conversation is pointless. I liked your artwork. But it is just artwork. Not The source of the scientific discovery. It's not scary. A T. Rex with feathers probably would scare me if it was chasing me and trying to eat me. But they don't exist. Hence the term extinction. Why so serious over an animal that hasn't lived in over two million years? Seems pointless.

Plus it's my opinion. I'm aloud to have one. It doesn't have to be popular but I'm still aloud to share it and not be wrong.

A turkey trex is what that is. Sorry. It's pretty. But it looks like a turkey. A well done turkey.
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TyrantTR Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Opinions are fine, but why do you seem upset that yours has offered up an avenue of discussion? Whats the point of commenting your opinion if you did not anticipate commentary on it? You are broadcasting it to an open forum.

To the topic at hand I'd argue its hard to make a massive beast with damn near vestigial arms and an over-sized maw actually look scary scales or feathers. But could it not be that the point of every tyrannosaur restoration isn't necessarily to be scary either? What if the point is to take it in a new and interesting direction? To restore it more like an animal then a monster? Hell what even is wrong with a cute rex? I personally think when done rights feathers offer up a unique and interesting take on the creature and they certainly give it a cool avatar esque factor if you start upping the saturation.

Care to show a restoration of the animal that doesn't ignore important pieces of its morphology and is actually "scary"? Because I haven't seen one. The classic JP rex hardly fits that criteria and I'd hardly call it a scary design.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
I mean you're half right, its based on a turkey vulture michaelangell.com/wp-content/u… because both rex and turkey vultures are known for their incredible sense of smell.  If I wanted to just base it on a scary bird I would have used a bearded vulture new1.fjcdn.com/comments/Turkey…

Side note, saying rex hasnt lived in over two million years is sorta like saying Arnold Schwarzenegger is over three years old.
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DemonEquine Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't matter if certain dinosaurs had feathers or not. This is an art site for people to submit what art they want. If you can't handle seeing what other people portray dinosaurs to look like, stop looking at them or gtfo of dA.

Personally, I think it's a very good picture and appreciate people's art and what they think things looked like. Well done, arvalis. I think it looks great!
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student General Artist
I said it was a good picture, if you read my comment you would understand that. I can have an opinion, even if it's different from yours. I don't think dinosaurs with feathers are fearsome. Sorry. I dont honestly care. It's a nice picture, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

You should respect other peoples opinions lol.
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Vertigheist Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
The fuck are you talking about?
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
Are you not capable of reading?
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Vertigheist Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Are you not capable of understanding? Dinosaurs were just giant flightless birds.
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HeartofDespaire Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student General Artist
And where are your sources? It's not been proven one way or the other.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
It has been factually proven that birds are in fact theropod dinosaurs actually.
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Enneigard Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
turkeysaurus!
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You make T Rex look like it was bird related..  Maybe you're right..?

I an ultra-deep time-travel trance, I saw a T Rex sleeping in moonlight, leaning upright against a large tree..  supposedly to be free of nasty little nocturnal critters crawling up its nose and butt while it slept..  I got the impression that was a major problem concern back then..  Its skin was clear gray tint, hued translucent greens/blues/reds/oranges/yellows from seeing its tissues through it..  It looked like its skin was void of pigments..  It's skin seemed to almost glow deeply in the moonlight..
I picked up a large sharp rock, snuck up to the Rex, and slammed the sharp edge of the rock down hard as I could on one of its big toes, severing the digit from its foot..  The monster woke up screaming "blue hell bludy murder".. and ran down the valley, screaming for its mummy..  It's gonna have-to find a safer place to sleep, with me sneaking around at night claw-mining the monsters.. I wants the other big toe for my necklace...


In another such experiment, a young T Rex rushed out of a clump of trees, attacking me, slicing my arm to bone shoulder to elbow with its dagger claw, tossing me through the air for a 75 foot flight..  Its skin was hairless almost elephant-like, soft brownish grey..  The weirdest thing in it was that my arm in real time, sitting in the easy chair, registered a painful long bright red jagged line exactly as the scratch in the TT-dream..  I can't explain it..


If you have a functional mind, and want to see T Rex up close and personal.. Image your primary molecule..  Find it in you..
Establish a tunnel zooming back in time..  Place your primary master molecule in the tunnel, and power it up..  Exit the tunnel on a whim, and take a looksee around..
Maybe some caution is due in these TT experiments..?  It's a new science.. There are risks..  Maybe if you got hurt there and then, maybe you'll suffer the hurt in the now..?  So, if something attacks, defend yourself, or escape.. but don't just run away from the dream.. You've set something in motion.. You must deal with it before you shut down the dream...
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Reading through your experience... It didn't really work in your case. ;)
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LadyKira999 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE :3
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jonna1215 Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Artist
🎶Open the door get on the floor everybody do the dinosaur🎶
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BellaSylph Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The avian one makes me think of the birds in Alice in Wonderland the disney animation.
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CynderAngelDWOship14 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
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RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, the avian one reminds me of a dodo bird from the ICE AGE movies.  Other than that, not bad.
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arvalis Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
It was inspired by a turkey vulture
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RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.
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Lucariofan2014 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is the way we expect them to be and is more realistic than the T. Red in movies
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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Okamikamu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Shut The F Up Emoticon -2007- :STFUshakefist: 
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Chiminix Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
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upatrono Featured By Owner 2 days ago
second image is more realistic. about third one: it is not yet proved that T-Rex was covered with feathers. There were certain dinosaurs covered partially with feathers but not T-Rex. 
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arvalis Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Phylogenetic bracketing makes it not only likely, but probable that T. rex had at least a partial feather coat.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Where are the facts? At least ONE feather near T-Rex fossil?
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arvalis Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Many relatives of T. rex have been found with feathers, most famously yutyrannus.  All of the fossils of prehistoric cats like smilodon have no fur impressions in any fossil, but we are pretty sure they had fur due to phylogenetic bracketing.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Relatives ain't a prove. There are many fossils of TRex and nobe of them gace even a slightest signs of feather. For instance: all cats have fur, but egyptuan has none.
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gamespeaker13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
I don´t think he was supposed to just do what has already discovered dude.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I'm not telling anyone what to do. that is none of my business. I just say what is known so far about t-rex
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
" There were certain dinosaurs covered partially with feathers but not T-Rex. " Sounds like you are 100% sure, there aren't any feathers on T. rex.
Yutyrannus is a pretty big tyrannosaur for example with feather impressions found. Due to phylogenetic bracketing, we can conclude, that it is plausible for T. rex (which is after all a coelurosaur, not a carnosaur) to have a feathery coat of at least stage 3-type feathers.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Yutyrannus found in north-east China. sounds cold place enough to me and logical reason for having feather cover. Just like Velociraptor - Mongolia. 


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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The Mongolian deserts are not really cold, though.
Typical deserts with a warm arrid climate.
And have you ever seen desert-dwelling birds, that have lost their feathers? Feathers do not only have a function as isolation against cold, but also against warm temperatures.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Mongolian desert was not always where it is right now. Plus during cold periods it used to be quite cold. Even without snow and stuff deserts are VERY cold at night because sand can't sustain temperature.
I never said Brachiosaurus  being a water being, but that its natural habitat should be a swampy area with very tall trees. canada and USA were in different climate zone during T-Rex existence period so your argument is invalid.
All birds are feathered but i have seen a cat without fur - Egyptian. Because in that warm temperature fur is not necessary. even camels have a very low fur. Crocodiles have scales, hippopotamus doesnt have fur or feathers etc.
So you are saying that Jurassic park 1-2-3 (last one being shot in 2000) is based on 1920s Science? Really? :)

Feathery T-rex is still a complete fairy tale and there is not even one T-rex found with feathers alhough there are many Rexes found in usa and some parts of mongolian desert. And spinosaurus being just as big as t-rex (even a bit bigger) found in Sahara desert has no fur. so one question: why archaeopterix has feathers turned into stones and huge animals like t-rex and spinosaurus have zero stoned feathers found? I don not believe that aliens from 1920 are hiding them :)
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Thanda Featured By Owner 1 day ago
* it is not yet proved that T-Rex wasn't covered with feathers.
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upatrono Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It is not yet proved that any of dinosaurs was covered with feathers. :)
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RichardAHallett Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
It is. Look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocira… , for example.

There is lots of evidence that at least some theropod dinosaurs (the type that includes Raptors and T. Rex) had of feathers just like those birds have. There is scientific consensus that birds are a type of theropod dinosaur (meaning that dinosaurs aren't actually extinct, just non-bird dinosaurs are). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_o…
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upatrono Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Raptors and T-Rex are two completely different species by the lifestyle they live:
1) raptor is small, t-rex is huge
2) raptors chase its prey (usually in packs) - t-rex is believed to be a solo hunter
3) raptors are extremely fast - t-rex is believed to be an ambusher and a slow runner in this case it is almost the same as cheetah vs lion.
4) raptors (velociraptors) are significantly more advanced intelligence than t-rex

Dinosaurs as we know it are extinct. The fact that some chickens are still alive doesn't make it any less tragic. The fact that birds are evolution of dinosaurs is true but I find it hard to compare a sparrow to t-rex or stegosaurus so for me dinosaurs are all extinct (unfortunately).

Feather covered birds like archaeopterix is a chain between some dinosaurs and todays birds, but archaeopterix being covered with feathers doesnt mean that t-rex was covered with feathers.
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Thanda Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Yep, I know it. And it isn't proved that t. rex doesn't have feathers. There's the same reasons to say that t. rex has it that the ones we have to say that t. rex doesn't have feathers. Maybe 'cause its size t. rex doesn't have it, like elephants (this phenomenom is called gigantothermy), but many of its related species has it, so it's probably that t. rex has feathers, almost in some parts of his body. 

So, with the evidences we have, it's right to draw t. rex with feathers or without it.


Note: I don't speak english frequently, so I'm sorry about my grammar mistakes ^^'
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upatrono Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
don't worry, I don't care too much about grammar mistakes, English isn't native language for me either, but if we are arguing about T-Rex being covered with feathers, my personal opinion and knowledge is that it had zero feathers. On the other hand in this picture (the lowest picture) it is entirely (or only neck) covered with feathers, which I believe is not accurate from the scientific point of view. But artist can draw anything he likes so I'm just sharing my opinion and that's it :)
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Yoloswag3320 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Archaeopteryx....
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