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The Hunt Begins by Herschel-Hoffmeyer The Hunt Begins by Herschel-Hoffmeyer
Tyrannosaurus Rex begins his pursuit of its next meal as dusk settles in on a heavily forested area of Hell Creek.
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:icondrakkster:
drakkster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again: great art! How do you do this? Have you been there with a cellphone? ;)))
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superbely executed!
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LordGojira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And of course, featherfags dominate the comment section... why am I not surprised? Facepalm1

Your picture looks phenomenal by the way.
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   General Artist
Perfect example of Rex anatomy. Well done.
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:iconvalia2305:
Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Missing feathers though
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
perfect example of convergent evolution of this alien taking the anatomy of tyrannosaurus rex only fully scaled which is COMPLETLEY IMPOSSIBLE n tyrannosaurs
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:iconherschel-hoffmeyer:
Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Only true evidence is scales from preserved skin impression. Yes all previous Tyrannosaurs were covered in fuz most likely with some having solid evidence. However rex is still 100% speculation how scaly the animal actually was.
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Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Did they find a whole scaly fossil? Oh wait... the scales they found were not even 1 centimeter long... woops!! Seems like trex is all scaly because you said so!
(Today's birds have the exact same scales on their tails, under the microscope, by the way and as you can see birds are scaly... aren't they? Have you ever seen fluff on a bird? Pffft, that's impossible!)
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
the skin impressions are from areas we already know to be scaly its common trend among dinosaurs to have scales in those areas
oh may i mention we have BARE skin impressions no scales no feathers just bare skin 
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:iconherschel-hoffmeyer:
Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So at east you admit it was scaled. :)
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:iconvalia2305:
Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nope, the truth is that all prehistoric mammals, like sabertooths had elephant skin. Since we have no fossil proof of fluff, they were totally naked. They could have also have scales! Amazing, right???
Don't say that i am wrong because this means you are wrong too.
Your argument is completely lame, get over it, and jurassic park and childhood stories about dumb lizards. Dinosaurs are birds and there is no doubt that they weren't.
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   General Artist
No fossil evidence proves that Rex had feathers. It is possible however, that the young start with a light coat, but would have lost said coat as they grew older. But ever that part is in heavy speculation.

Aside from that, it wouldn't make sense for the Tyrannosaurus to have feathers during the Cretaceous period. The air and climate would have much to hot and humid in North America at the time. That mixed with the fact that the Rex weighed a hefty 6-9 tons, it would have suffocated to death.
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Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Idiotic theory. Trex is not a mammal. It doesn't have fur, NEITHER DOES it have feathers. It has FLUFF
FLUUFFFFF
Which is used for regulating the body temperature (cooling it down and NOT heating it more)
Plus, if it was scaly all over the body then that means that its skin is not flexible at all and it is going to get tons of injuries AND sunburns. It becomes more vulnerable to diseases and can not survive the extreme SNOW storms at the hell creek during the winters... should i say more.?!??
It is like saying that we have no fossil proof of fluff on sabertooths, so i say that they have elephant skin. And you can't disagree with me because my argument is just as right as yours! The fur would overheat it since it lives in desers and only the cubs would have a tiny bit of fur (see what i mean?) your argument is lame
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016   General Artist
Never once did I state that the Rex had Scales. Its not a fucking lizard, nor is it a damn bird.

Might I say, sir, that Hell Creek Montana, and much of North america's climate back in the cretaceous, Was Completely Different Than What Is Like Now. I.e, the atmosphere was thicker and hotter, and in that area it would have been as if it were just a less forested area of the Amazon rainforest.

And on another note, the Sabertooth is a species of the cat. All members of that species had fur. Thats simple fucking science, and I would Think anyone would get. Only select few of the Tyrannosaurids had feathers, and those species were Much smaller than the Rex and were living in completely different environments where Feathers/"fluff" would have benefited them. 

My argument may be "lame", but thats only because you don't agree with Common fucking sense. Good Day.
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DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Since some feather-bro is probably going to step in and claim Hell Creek (one of several formations where T. rex has been found) actually had a "cool" climate, these comments on the Antediluvian Salad blog might be of interest:
antediluviansalad.blogspot.com…
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DjDingleMan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Have you ever wondered what those little arms were used for?
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Sir-Giga Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sex
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
My best guess would be that they were mostly used at a younger age to hold onto prey and to give them something to push away with to help rip the meat off of a carcass.
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
nope arms grow at the exact same rate as the rest of the body
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well yes of course, but at a younger age the animal would have been way more flexible allowing a lot more use for the arms. Also the overall muscle mass of their bodies would have been much less which would allow the arms to be used as a pushing/brace device.
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
the arms arn't flexible there rather stiff and they would make poor defence as a brace since they need to be able to hold on to brace themselfs which any prey a young one would hunt would simpily go for the chest where the arms cant reach
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Total flexibility overall, yeah probably not a whole lot but more flexible at a younger age like what I was talking about... of course, as in all animals.

Also no animal would run under its chest, that's just dumb. An animals only instinct would be to run away or stand and defend itself. Trying to play "games" with your life by running into a spot where it 'may' not be able to reach you is something a human would do if dumb enough.

Also, since you're trolling me, you may want to go tell google this statement is false "Similar to the initial idea that T. rex used its arms to hold its mate, some have suggested that the arms kept prey in place—a study from 1990 hypothesized that the arms could maneuver at least 400 pounds—or provided lift when the animal stood up on two legs, assuming the animals ever sat on the ground." All you have to do is google "were tyrannosaurus arms flexible?" and it pops up.
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Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Google lies.
So does NASA.
Everything you know is a lie. Armstrong never went to the moon. There is not 1 single picture of a satellite. The scales on the trex fossil covered only 0,000001% of the whole body.
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:iconvalia2305:
Valia2305 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
And not 10%
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VincenAngellis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Nice...
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Cool  :)
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're improving on your dinosaur models! Good job!
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
*alien
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wut
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:iconrobotranicrex:
robotranicrex Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
it obviously isnt a tyrannosaur since it shows nether bare skin or feathers 
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol has some on the top
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BurnedSmackdown Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The King hungers
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DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful model, and beautiful backdrop!
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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