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.
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.
Wonderfull update ! I love the way our vision and understaning of the dinosaurs evolves trough time. I also like the dull brown color scheme, suits megalosaurus well. And the addition of babies brings so much to the hole. Big fan of your work by the way.
Yeah! I know about Yutyrannus, and its also a tyrannosauroid, which are basal. Primitive tyrannosaurs are known for there feathers; Dilong is a good example. Plus juveniles has a reason for the feathers, adults don't...or else they have a certain connection such as dromaeosaurids. Theropods groups such as Megalosauridae, Spinosauridae, Carnosauria, and many others... I've never heard of this dinosaur clades having feathers, and until someone actually shows me evidence of it I won't believe it. For one people believe that one dinosaur from the same group has feathers; they automatically assume others do too, which may not be the case. I'm just saying and that's my belief.
I think it's just fantastic how much the "design" of megalosaurus has changed over the years XD first they figured out it was bipedal.. then that is had feathers.. It's almost sad to know that many dinosaur pictures (particularily the ones of raptors) I saw as a kid have been proven wrong
Anyway, it's a great illustration Keep this up and you could be a professional in dinosaur illustration, I'm sure.