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turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial
apparently this is a bit closer to what raptors were like.. yeah... and wasn't that imposing in size neither... just a bunch of knifesized claws and razor sharp teeth... that can still rip you to shreds.... like a wolverine.. on steroids... that you cant escape.....

hm... how is it again that feathered dinosaurs weren't scary again? XD

personally im more than okay with feathered dinos. smaller ones just make sense. nature has a way of utilizing evolution to improve on traits. did they ali have feathers.. no...

do it think a t -rex was feathered... hell no..

why? too big for feathers to serve any purpose
but on a raptor.. as a way of balancing in fast runs, and reducing air current friction... hellyeah, i can see that


btw this is in no way a scientific reconstruction... just a quickie done from memory... navent really drawn any proper dinos since my highschool days.. maybe 1 or 2 pictures in total


oh and just so we avoid unnecessary discussions. i AM A FAN OF FEATHERS ON DINOSAURS!

from an artistic standpoint i can make that stuff work
but do i think all dinosaurs were feathered , no

personally i think coverage varied greatly. i can see males being more feathery as they do have a nice strutting puspose too

ladies love them some colorful feathers, just sayin XD
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porgo0 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist
That's awesome!!!
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shockaLocKer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very surprised this wasn't an ARK fan art
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Oppai-Exedra Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, we get wild turkeys where we live, and I've told Ruroni-Riu that I think the damned things remember being raptors.
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Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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Sellzah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminded me of the old show, Dinosapian
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RJAmakusa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
If Dinos must have feathers in fiction, I would prefer them to look like this and not like Chernobyl Chickens.
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I think this looks more like a ''Chernobyl chicken'' than an accurate raptor reconstruction.
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2018
But this is lacking a lot of feathers. It should have a full coat of them.
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alexfr36 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Looks like Ark raptors.
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mhuftile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Catch me now, Wile E.
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emilybee Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2018   Photographer
IF T-Rex has a cousin with feathers, then there is a chance that he has too.  A lot of the Therapod's have feathers. 

However, Rex's feathers would be different, more fluff/fur like, whereas Raptor feathers are more bird-like.  They broke off from each other very early on in evolution, so while Rexy likely had feathers, he should have feathers that are like Raptors and are primitive.  

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Also bare in mind the argument of being too big is not 100% true. 

Feathers cool and heat compared to fur and also Rexy's cousin was not much smaller and yet was covered in them. This is why despite the heat ostriches have feathers. We tend to think feathers serve only the purpose of heating when its not true as they also cool.  Fur can also do some cooling but not as well as feathers.  

An elephant is huge and has fur on it, though not wooly like a mammoth its still there. But also the fact a mammoth has fur also means that large animals potentially could have it.  The fact elephants still have it also is significant. 

Even with the recent discover of scales, these are thought not to be "scales" as per such, but rather the same scaly effect tht modern birds have on their feet.  These are not scales like a crocodile or other lizard, but rather their  short feathers that never grow longer then a stump.  IF these "scales" on T-Rex are the same then they still have "feathers" though not fluffy ones and their skin would feel leathery.  On the other hand, since these are a type of feathers it also means they could change supporting the idea T-Rex was fluff as a youngster.  Scales cannot become feathers, but these stumpy feathers can change throughout a T-Rex's lifespan, as modern birds can do the same in some species. 

The other thing I will note about your raptor is the hands should face the same direction as a birds wing, so when you think of their arms think "bird-wing".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fre…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocira…

The sickle-like hands are long debunked. 
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SOUNDSINK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
ut look like a bird ......
oh...
it is not
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drakrom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student
this looks either like a Utharaptor or Megaraptor
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Megaraptor actually wasn't a ''raptor''.
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drakrom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student
it wasnt a dromeosauridae?
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. It's now a member of its own family, the megaraptora. The ''sickle claw'' was actually on its hands.
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drakrom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student
like a Therizinosaur?
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda. Although not as long. And a carnivore.
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drakrom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student
sooooooooo  a subfamily or suborder of raptors?
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. They aren't really closely related to raptors at all. They (if I'm not mistaken) are relatives of allosaurs.
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Mandrox23272 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
That is a Raptor alright. I was wondering do you do art work  for struggling writers. See i am trying to get going a RPG called
Spinetank  and i need artist. I have a race of monsters in my game that look exactly like that. But instead of calling the dinosaurs i call them Thundermorrians. I would love to sit down and  talk sometime on seeing if you would do some artwork for me. Keep this in mind, i am a struggling writer who is just getting started and you would be on the ground floor. I plan on kick starting my Rpg if that tells you anything of the funds that i have. If you would like to give me a try just email or message me on here.
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Annakonder Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
The cry at Christmas..... "We're gonna need a bigger oven!" ^^
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RandyRanew Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hello!  I love this artwork of a feathered dinosaur, a Velociraptor maybe?  I would like to make a shirt with this design on it, please contact me at RandyRanew@aol.com so we can talk about it.  Hope to hear from you soon, thanks! 
Randy
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ChappieFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fucking hate people who reduce raptors to pompoms and goat-eyed freaks but things like this are just right, awesome work.
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mynameisnotdave23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, you hate people who choose to portray extinct animals in an accurate and realistic manner? Interesting logic there, bud. 
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ChappieFeathers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh boy, here we go again.
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DPRagan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if the feathered-arms might be out more to help with steering. :)
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SpawnFire88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Im ganna need my carving knife!
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A-Big-Fat-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey would ya look at that

Velociraptor by FinAngel
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FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this supposed to be a dinosaur?
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Mokisaur Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw...

Velociraptor by amitbaokar
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amitbaokar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Artist
I am extremely sorry for not mentioning your name but will do right away. I am a big fan of your artworks that's why I preferred to make a pencil sketch! do forgive me for my mistake.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I`m afraid this imagr is pretty inaccurate, raptors were as heavily feathered as birds, with only their snouts and feet being scaly.
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zilvart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
eh I bet this is not meant to be accurate if you cant see he makes comics and the raptor is a thing in them no creature in the story is scientificly accurate but who cares.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While this is an outstanding piece, it is not that accurate.
It's not like putting feathers on an outdated raptor-stereotype makes it accurate, check Ewilloughby's gallery for the real scientifically accurate ones.
(I don't mind though, you said it wasn't meant to be completely accurate.

-Also, Paul Sereno reported a patch of T.rex skin impression that shows plucked formerly-fuzzy skin, so yeah, even T.rex.....was a fluffball.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don`t bother explaining, this was made by some ignorant JP fan with no knowledge of paleontology.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, knowledge can be increased by explaining, so I don't see a reason not to.
He seemed to think it was accurate, but it isn't.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic, but he´s soo naked Llama Emoji-73 (Sick or Not feeling well) [V4] 
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nightmarefoxypirate0 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
MAKE A TURKEY DILOPHOSAURUS NEXT PLZ
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natrondevourofstars Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh for the love of ... your T. rex was good then I find this why did you betray us why? I'm open to interpretation but this looks like something a 9 year old would draw after hearing that raptors had a body covered in feathers but think that Jurassic park showed 100% acurate Dinosaurs !
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Birdsona Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, because your art is obviously so much better and more realistic. Kiara annoying 
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nebezial Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015
you mind explaining to me what you are talking about? you do realize that i'm just screwing around with this stuff and not going for any scientific reconstruction?
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M1n1dr10d-Y0D0 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Well, based on my knowledge, this seems to be a fairly accurate representation.

That being said, I think this reconstruction looks scarier than the ones in Jurassic Park! Well played!
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Thoralmir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
I think the baby rexes were covered in fuzz, which they mostly lost. And is modern birds are any indication, the male rexes may have had some colorful feathers for display purposes during mating season. May have even had a "crown" of feathers around it's head like a modern-day Harpy Eagle.

Anyway, I think newly-hatched raptors would've been adorable peeping fuzzballs like ducks or chickens. As a matter of fact, draw that sometime!
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Look at a modern wild turkey. Mostly covered in feathers, but with a scaly neck and legs.

I wonder what they'll look like after some more evolution. 

What they called Raptors in "Jurassic Park" were really Deinonychus, the big bad guys with the great sickle shaped claw. They ate Raptors for a snack.
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FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Turkeys don’t have scaly necks
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Seeing as raptors could probably run up walls and fly as juveniles, I honestly think that real raptors deserve their own horror movie. Not like a Jurassic Park reboot or anything-just an original movie about feathered dinosaurs murdering things.
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LordGojira Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you don't cover the dinosaurs from head to toe with fur and feathers. It kind of reminds of the Werewolves from the Underworld films to where they give them a small amount of fur but still maintain a lot of visible muscle texture. Very good :).
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
VERY GREAT WORK !!!:) :) :)
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slp0001 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Wow! This is awesome! Can I use this picture if I link it back to you and credit it to you?
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