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Extreme Makeover by ChrisMasna Extreme Makeover by ChrisMasna
Meg and her babies.

Yup, feather evidence in a megalosauroid [link]


And many thanks to :icondracontes: for the anatomical corrections and for helping me with the integument distribution.



Very, very old Megalosaurus Illustration
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:icontherealmaestro:
Okay, this is my first critique:

VISION - Although Sciurumimus was indeed a feathered megalosauroid, it is also important to remember that it was a juvenile, not an adult. Consider me to be a little bit too traditional, but I'm sticking with scaled adult megalosauroids until I see evidence to the contrary. The babies you show, though, are incredibly cute and accurate ^ ^

If/when we find a feathered adult megalosauroid, consider this changed to a 5/5.

ORIGINALITY - As said before, I've only seen Sciurumimus as a feathered megalosauroid. I've never seen a depiction of Megalosaurus herself as feathered, so I'm giving you a high score here.

TECHNIQUE - My only complaint is the lack of any real background. I'm glad it's not white, but it would be really nice if there was some real scenery here.

IMPACT - This shows brilliantly how our understanding of dinosaurs has evolved since 1859 (compare this to your "vintage" Megalosaurus), notwithstanding anything I've said before.

Overall, I apologise if this seems too critical, but you still got over a 4/5 generally. Great job.
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acepredator Featured By Owner 4 days ago
No tail-dragging retrosaur version or unfeathered large theropod version?
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The babies are so cute!!  :D 
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
thanks :)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a way we've gone, eh?
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
yeah :)
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UnAttendedOstrich Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Meg.
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Galejro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, though the fluffy fat mammalian-like tail doesn't suit my tastes, but I think this should be the truth. Skinny tail wouldn't put the center of balance at the legs so the animal would have to move like a penguin.
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
If Eustreptospondylus, Torvosaurus, the spinosaurids, and the other members of megalosauroidea see Megalosaurus feathered like that, they would all try to kill him...
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as per our dear Sciurumimus of course....
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