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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…

Tumblr Art Blog
PhotoshopCS5: 4 hours
ReconstructionİRJ Palmer
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ToothlessandHiccup Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm open for the appearance of even the most famous of all dinosaurs having feathers. The weirder the better!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I like them both!
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:iconeverfreesparkle:
EverfreeSparkle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
You should do a third reconstruction with more 'meat on the bones'. 
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levelupbuck5 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Your T.rex representations are some of the finest I have ever witnessed. :)

Maybe young rexes had fluff (or feathers), while the older ones shed it as time went on?

I dunno, just an idea...
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OriiPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I actually like the avian one!!! I've never seen it drawn like that and the colors are so pretty!!!!
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:iconjayonestudios:
JayoneStudios Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I just freakin' love dinosaurs!Stoked 
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:iconhaigani-dareal:
Haigani-DaReal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I highly recommend you take a look at Primal Carnage Trailers... I think you'll like what you see.
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
The T-rex almost looks cute-ish
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:icondeanmarshall:
DeanMarshall Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Wonderful takes :) 
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Sikkwolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so in awe of you guys that make these pics look textured. 
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, that's awesome!  I wish we knew for certain if T-Rex had feathers or not.  I think he'd look pretty sweet with a little fluff, myself.  Totally turns him into a different critter - appearance wise, anyway.
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The feathered one is really nice-looking, but it looks really weird without lips on it. That's probably just me being used to such reconstructions, though, the other two look good as well.
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LenardSalceda Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Feathered T-rex are juvenile T-Rexes and JESUS are you awesome!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
There is no evidence that full size rexes did or did not have feathers.  Its still up to speculation.
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Iguana-Teteia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is very nice!! I prefer the scaled T.rex, but the feathered looks cool too :)
Great job!!
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* I'm uber jelly! I would love a printed t-rex skull! *squirm*

Oh, and great job on your textures. :D
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Haha thank you :)
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:iconmrsleepybear:
MrSleepybear Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Do you think other herbivorous dinosaurs had feathers?  I think a lot of omnivorous small dinosaurs were feathered 
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dinu1999 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
T. Rex wasn't herbivorous (herbivorous = plant-eating).
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:iconmrsleepybear:
MrSleepybear Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I mean dinosaurs that were herbivorous.
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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MaraTuna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nnngg... Gah!!  I still can't conscience the feathers!  GAck...

But regardless, SO COOL!!  And ohmigosh, using 3D printed stuff as reference?!  OOOOH DUH!  I mean... what a great idea!  Kind of makes me want one.
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaah avian rex, how I love thee.
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:iconaonon:
Aonon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Every time I look at a T-Rex skull, I always think the large space for the upper jaw muscles is the eye socket. Gets me every time. XD
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alabaster-Islie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
i really like the bottom. i suggest if you dont like either of them by them selves: do a half way version.
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:iconbigfatcarp93:
bigfatcarp93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very good! I like the colors.
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:iconmrsleepybear:
MrSleepybear Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Hey, just finished butterfree's line. 
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murdokdracul Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Writer
That bottom one is a very cool take on the T-Rex. I've never seen someone put feathers on the king of lizards before. 
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LionsDisciple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Awesome artwork as always :) Although I must ask, you have replied to several comments, saying that you did certain things based on the idea that T-Rex was a scavenger...

I was under the impression that this theory had been mostly discredited? Most paleoscientists now believe that it was a hunter. Or am I wrong? I admit I don't follow everything that comes out about dinosaurs.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
From my understanding the current thinking was that juvenile rexes were hunters and the adults were opportunistic, eating whatever they find be it alive or dead.  It makes sense to me, lions and the like also scavenge if the opportunity should present itself.  It makes sense that a rex would use its size to scare off smaller predators from kills.
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aifaustus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
i love it!
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narupit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Great ! ;)
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Cool extrapolation.
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:iconcharestria:
Charestria Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
now this one is make sense :)
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Have you been to the Denver museum? Bakker's articulated reconstructioni is still the best, in my view. Skin wise, I am leaning more to some feathers, these days.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I dont think I've seen that one?  Do you have photos?
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DarkGuardian359 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
LURV IT!!
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:iconcdubbart:
CdubbArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i prefer the avian look. i'm partial to the theory that dinosaurs are more likened to birds than lizards.
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SorenTalon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist
You made one of the most awesome dinosaurs a TURKEY??? How could you?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
What part of it looks like a turkey?  I was going for turkey vulture
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:iconsorentalon:
SorenTalon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Ehhh, it was the first closest thing I could compare it to. I completely forgot about the turkey vulture.
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Phostex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Turkey Vultures have pretty loose, wrinkly skin, don't they?  I think that given that Rexes are more the bite and chomp sort of eater than the "stick your whole head in a wound and gnaw the meat" eater they might have plumage well up into their face, like eagles or bears.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Turkey vulture skin is actually pretty tight on the skull, its only a little wrinkled where the neck meets the skull which is how I depicted it here.  The rex I was trying to convey was a scavenger here, so I looked towards modern scavengers, not hunters.
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Phostex Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Okay, I can see that.
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G-ROP Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
turkey vulture drag queen
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you think the white on the reptilian version is proper? I've seen your work... so I know you do a massive amount of extra research :) it just seems like white wouldn't be the best color to come out of it. Though I suppose T-Rex had nothing to be scared of anyway, white might've worked as a warning beacon? Just wondering about your choice is all. :)

Both look wonderful and I'm incredibly jealous of your 3D skull print!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I think white is cool as it would stain permanently around the mouth.  If he is the biggest scavenger around, I wouldnt imagine he would need camouflage.  Mostly I just thought it looked cool haha
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Haha, fair enough, thanks for the prompt reply. And it does look really cool!
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NikkoTakishima Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the feathered one. I've always thought they they had feathers for some reason, I mean they're like chickens right? :D
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