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I'M A MOTHERF@*%ING T. REX!!!!!! by Arbitran I'M A MOTHERF@*%ING T. REX!!!!!! by Arbitran
I got such a good response from my raptor picture, I figured I had to do Rexy :D

Okay, so in my Alternate Universe Jurassic Park, Rexy is the largest of several Tyrannosaurus specimens engineered on Isla Nublar: her DNA buffers are Gymnogyps, Torgos, Gyps, and even recovered genetic material from Teratornis and Argentavis. All this was based on the hypothesis in the 1990s (when the original Park was under development) that tyrannosaurs were scavengers; therefore the genetic material used in buffering is largely derived from vultures. Coincidentally, though no ratite DNA was used, the feather filaments of Rexy resemble those of a cassowary or rhea quite closely, even on a microscopic level: though on a molecular and genetic level, they are evidently more primitive than those of avialans such as ratites. Those largely covered in filamentous feathers, Rexy does possess vaned feathers on her reduced forelimbs; she appears to use these primitive wings in visual signals to other tyrannosaurs (though these are not fully understood).

Rexy lives in an expansive forested paddock in the northern part of the island, together with several other Tyrannosaurus specimens (with whom she has developed a family-like social bond). It was found shortly after she grew into adolescence that Rexy (and her peers) displayed active predation and intelligent hunting strategies; this was not expected (particularly with the vulture DNA added), thus it is probable that predatory behavior was a very fundamental and highly-developed element of the recovered Tyrannosaurus genome. Apparently a matriarchal leader of the tyrannosaurs, she leads the others in hunts; pack behavior was not anticipated during initial cloning and experimentation (potential difficulties of containment in light of this behavior has not yet been addressed by InGen staff).

Relatively intelligent (preliminary tests appear to indicate her overall intelligence resembles an owl or vulture), Rexy has displayed sophisticated hunting techniques, such as rudimentary signals to pack members using her wings: using these signals, she can coordinate effective (though not terribly complex) attacks on prey targets. Also displaying maternal behavior towards the youngest tyrannosaur specimens, she often defends them from adolescents (who show cannibalistic tendencies): she is known to have terminated and consumed two specimens in such circumstances. With regard to her senses: her eyesight is very keen, binocular, and her sense of smell is literally the most advanced of any animal ever studied.

When not hunting, Rexy has proved to be relatively docile and spends large amounts of time sleeping. Her calls are reminiscent of a growling crocodile or hissing cassowary; though she only vocalizes when threatened.
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Annabeth5110 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Writer
Hello, Nostalgia Critic fan!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
damn son! this really looks like a mix between a vulture and a cassowary! XD and t.rex. a faint hint of the poor guy :D Love it to bits though!
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D-Juan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student General Artist
I love the description almost as much as the looks.
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william023 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
valley of gwangi had gwangi make beleivable noises, like gurgling, belching, and screeching. Maybe this version of rexy is making a high-pitched noise? Beautiful as ever!
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beanarts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Facts are going to kill fiction. Had the facts been known about dinosaurs in the early days, I don't think there would ever have been a Jurassic Park. How many people go to visit Emus and Ostriches (probably more closely related to dinosaurs) shows, and how many visit crocodile shows? I don't know, but I don't see people being as interested in birds as they are other creatures. Dinosaurs in the classic sense were fascinating, they made us curious, filled us with imagination of the what ifs, "I wonder what X dinosaur looked like" when you have no facts, you can go to town with imagination, but once we know exactly what they looked like, there's less of a mystery behind them. It just comes down to "yep, they had feathers, they were this colour..." draw them any other way and you're simply going to be criticised for drawing them "wrong"

How many kids play with Trex toys, and how many kids play with toys of vultures/emus/ostriches. Just not as fun it seems. Thus, facts are killing the fantasy and killing the mystery.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Are you nuts?

- EVERY BIRD is LITERALLY a dinosaur.

- people like watching bird of prey shows. So why wouldn't they enjoy shows that involve what are basically colossal birds of prey with teeth?
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acepredator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Also: you SHOULD get criticized for drawing something wrong.

Imagine if you drew a tiger with horizontal stripes. You deserve criticism. The same applies.
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william023 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2017
crocodiles look fun for two seconds, then it occurs to you that all they do is bask. and bask. and bask. my local zoo, flamignoland, has a reptile house. the water monitor is a hoot, but the other reptiles like the snakes and alligators just slept all day, kids ran in, and then quickly ran back out. Yet TONS of people crowded to see the crested seriema 'killing' rubber snakes, to watch trained horn-bills, parrots, owls and vultures carry out tasks. Many people followed the emus, rheas, and ostriches around. The parrots where riding bicycles, doing jigsaws and unfurling flags. Birds are beloved. Reptiles look cool and are photogenic, but birds are active, they do interesting things, and have charm. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
To be fair, non-bird reptiles are on average just as smart and do similar interesting things. It's just that most of them spend a lot of time being lazy.
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Kagansaurus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
It's not really that they're lazy, but they have to conserve energy due to their ectothermic nature.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Monitor lizards disagree-unless they are overfed, they are rather entertaining
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People love going to bird of prey shows though. 
Everyone loves eagles, vultures, falcons and owls. The way they look simply demands respect, nobody finds a golden eagle silly. Cassowaries are terrifying too, so are marabou storks or shoebills and everyone agrees that geese are animals you just don't want to mess with, not to mention swans.

When I found out we had the colours of Microraptor I was so amazed. Same for everyone I told it about. People want to know what dinosaurs looked like, but when they find out about it it's suddenly not amazing anymore according to you? Pretty sure people who think that way are just interested in movie monsters and not in the natural world. 
You also need to draw a tiger correct if you don't want to get criticised. Nobody makes a problem about that. 

We just need a good movie or documentary with feathered dinosaurs. That's all you need to get people to like feathered dinosaurs.
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MonarchyArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who said feathered T-rexes aren't creepy?
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not gonna lie the feathers are okay, but I don't our T.Rex would be that covered in feathers.

And also would you like to hear what she sounds like accurately?
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It's ugly but the good gnarly kind! XD
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Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That she is! :XD:
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alvaro84 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
This is a goddamn scary creature :D
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! That's one epic JP Rexy!
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Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
If I saw this I'm not sure if id be hungry or revolted
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure she'd have the same thoughts about you :aww: haha
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Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Hmm, well she'd have to see and find me first
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shouldn't be hard, she can smell prey from miles away.
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Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Then I'll die trying to bludgeon my KFC
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :D
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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
No feathers on her head?
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not this time :aww: Went for more of a vulture/ratite look for this one
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Megasupream Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Could you make another version? Maybe base it off of Saurian?
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've considered it. I haven't really had time.
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly how a picture a t-rex! awesome!
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Tea-rexx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nope, just nope
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep yep yep, haha
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Dude, Jurassic Park is all right as is. Use your time to create something new.
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Arbitran Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Except I wanted to see it updated to modern science: as a movie it still holds up, but not it's depiction of dinosaurs. I wanted to see a realistic T. Rex is all :aww:
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Check out a game called Saurian. You won't be disappointed.
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TYRANNOS POWER ENERGY!!!
Now she looks way bulkier and more powerful! :D
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I was going for! :D Thanks!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so need to use rexy for a new post I'm doing on moviepilot.com on Jurassic World/Park and it does have something to do about dinosaurs :) And by the way I'll be showing you that presentation as soon as the organizers put it up online. 
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Arbitran Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :aww:
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I think that you may want to tone down the feathers a bit-all the vultures I've seen are generally a dull black in color (Then again, only turkey vultures live in my state...)
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The feathers are a combo texture- and color-wise of cassowary and condor feathers :aww:
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Still, they look a bit too shaggy-maybe it would look cooler with a bit darker plumage and maybe some dappling-it's going to need at least a bit of camouflage to hunt, after all.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Artist
Really cool dino!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks badass! The vulture-like head looks really awesome :D
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Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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:iconarbitran:
Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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BaryMiner Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Looks a bit weird, but it still works
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LordGojira Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, before you shit on me I would like to say that I'm not against the idea of feathered Dinosaurs, T-rex included. That being said, I don't really like the way this turned out. It just looks... I guess it just looks kind of goofy, maybe even gross :XD:.

That being said though, I know that a T-rex can definitely look good with feathers and I've seen some pretty cool examples dinosaurian-age.weebly.com/upl… orig13.deviantart.net/6eeb/f/2… .
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Arbitran Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine, this is just one of several ways I kinda wanted to try it. It didn't actually turn out precisely how I wanted it, but for the vulturesque look I planned for this one, I think I achieved it satisfactorily :aww: Thanks for the input though
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