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Tyrannosaurus rex

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Paleo Profile: Tyrannosaurs rex. T. rex is possibly one of the most complete dinosaurs found in the fossil record to date. This has given paleontologists a very rare view at an extinct species. It roamed throughout much of North America and is believed to be an opportunistic carnivore, meaning it would scavenge and hunt for prey. Much of its feeding behavior is still greatly debated. One thing's for sure, this Tyrant King along with its banana sized teeth and possibly one of the strongest bite forces of any known vertebrate is always going to be one of the most awe inspiring giants in the animal kingdom. Enjoy!

Artists note: I finally stepped out and created the T. rex. I understand that this animal in particular is heavily studied and much of the information regarding its natural history is still being analyzed. With that being said I have done my best to base this drawing off of a complete recreation of known fossils. As for its color pattern, I went with broken lines due to the nature of extant species that ambush attack utilize this look to get as close to their prey undetected as possible. Also it makes it look cooler as a black and white concept piece.
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kingrexyHobbyist Digital Artist
BEST. REX. EVER!!
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Atomic Cock <- me right now
this is fantastic even if it is featherless, i just love how you have made this BEAST look in your style
not only is it my favorite dinosaur ever (not a big shock i know) but i also adore dinosaurs in general and after seeing how great you do these dinosaur profiles i am proud to have seen this master piece :D
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! Thank you much for enjoying this piece. Rex's Rock! I will most likely at some point put feathers on it but for now we'll keep it retro! I look forward to any future comments!
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
and i look forward to future content :D
see ya then!
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Wyatt-Andrews-ArtHobbyist General Artist
I don't understand your strategy of only giving dinosaurs feathers if they have direct fossil evidence. You wouldn't make a deinonychus but keep a feathered velociraptor or dakotaraptor.
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Snugglethedionsaur thank you for commenting. For every piece of art that I create it comes down to artist preference and understanding the current evidence for each fossil. I am very old school when I draw my dinosaurs, keeping a reptilian look for nostalgia purposes. I see the benefit of drawing featherless dinosaurs as a plus so when evidence is found for feathers on that particular fossil I can add feathers to the already base drawing of the animal. In time I will go through and illustrate each species that has direct association with feathers with some form of plumage. Hopefully I have given some insight to my scaly beasts. Thanks again for commenting.  
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Wyatt-Andrews-ArtHobbyist General Artist
your'e welcome.
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TheDubstepAddictHobbyist Traditional Artist
Feddurzz?
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Feathering a dinosaur is really up to how the artist interprets the fossil evidence. I do have a feathered velociraptor because of the findings we have of it having feathers. When there is evidence found of an adult tyrannosaur having a cover of beautiful feathers I will make sure to update my illustration. With the collection of dinosaurs I have created I leave feathers off of most of the animals because of the old school retro look I like to give them. I might tinker around with a feathered T.rex soon. Thank you for the comment/question. Stay tuned!
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TheDubstepAddictHobbyist Traditional Artist
i will stay! WATCH
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accurate!!!11!11!1! awesome
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thank you for the comment. I'm glad you like it.
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MattoosaurusHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I love your dinosaur paleo profiles, have you ever considered drawing one for Triceratops?
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mattoosaurus thank you for your comment! I appreciate it. I do have triceratops on my list of to do's for the Paleo Profiles! I am starting to draw the Paleo Profiles so look for triceratops as it makes its appearance!
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MattoosaurusHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, you're welcome. That's cool, I'll be looking forward to it!
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BlueCeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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Well, I have changed my position since my last comment. I now think it should have feathers. If you wonmder why, just check out my gallery.
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Well, niw that I took a closer look I realized that the teeth are to small. But thisnis the only mistake there. It is still a good work.
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The only thing I can complain about on this one is the lack of a thick coat of protofeathers along the upper body. Tail and lower body can stay scaly thanks of skin impressions of those areas that clearly show scales. However, the protofeathers are likely given the phylogenetic bracketing of tyrannosaur evolution. Plus maybe a fuller masseter muscle. I can't tell if this reconstruction has lips or not, but hopefully it does.
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An overheating T. rex with eighter to small teeth of rigid lips is anything but accurate.
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GraviousGaruda00Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The feathers would help it insulate itself in cold and warm climates.
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