Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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
Add a Comment:
 
: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.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
5 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconanonymousllama428:
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Beautiful work!
Reply
:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
No tail-dragging retrosaur version or unfeathered large theropod version?
Reply
:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The babies are so cute!!  :D 
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
thanks :)
Reply
:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 
Reply
:iconnettleheart:
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a way we've gone, eh?
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
yeah :)
Reply
:iconunattendedostrich:
UnAttendedOstrich Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Meg.
Reply
:icongalejro:
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.
Reply
:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
If Eustreptospondylus, Torvosaurus, the spinosaurids, and the other members of megalosauroidea see Megalosaurus feathered like that, they would all try to kill him...
Reply
:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as per our dear Sciurumimus of course....
Reply
:iconcopper389:
Copper389 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Wow :0
Reply
:iconforgottendemigod:
ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww :aww:
Reply
:iconshinreddear:
ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Wonderfull update ! I love the way our vision and understaning of the dinosaurs evolves trough time. :D
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.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thanks for your words! :)
Reply
:iconshinreddear:
ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
you're welcome. ;)
Reply
:iconcaprisaurus:
Caprisaurus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I bet that link leads to Sciurumimus. Or let's just "a juvenile megalosauroid".
Reply
:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one!
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you!
Reply
:iconspiritedlittlepony:
SpiritedLittlePony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read that article, and its based on a juvenile, not an adult.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
So? Juvenile animals eventually grow...into adults. There's no real reason to loose that integument when adults.
Wanna see a 8 meter long, feathered dinosaur? [link] :)
Reply
:iconspiritedlittlepony:
SpiritedLittlePony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
Reply
:iconicedragon300:
Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That looks very cool. :)
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
thank you!
Reply
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:)
Reply
:icondiloporaptor:
Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Meglosquirrles are awesome.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
haha, well that's the best definition I've heard so far :)
Reply
:icondiloporaptor:
Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
Reply
:iconroblyksett:
RobLyksett Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Now that's cool, this species can become the absolute poster child for our ever-changing understanding of dinosaurs. Wonder what reconstructions will look like in another hundred and fifty years...
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I bet in 150 years you'll be able to have a Megalosaurus as pet...
Reply
:iconroblyksett:
RobLyksett Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Here's to hoping they find a way!
Reply
:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Excelente actualización y (supongo yo) homenaje al primer dinosaurio. :)
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Gracias! y sí, tiene muy poca prensa para ser una piedra basal de la paleontología, alguien tenía que homenajearlo ;)
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice :thumbsup: I first thought it's a possible reconstruction of an adult Sciurumimus =)
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
well, this species is so fragmentary that they probably seemed similar, who knows? :D
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed...
Reply
:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thanks!
Reply
:iconalexanderlovegrove:
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Awesome work!!! My megalosaurs are rather dated now!
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you!
Reply
:iconxeikkeiu:
Xeikkeiu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thanks so much!
Yeah, I'm a 90's kid too, now I look my old books and drawings and...wow
Reply
:iconxeikkeiu:
Xeikkeiu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah.. bye bye grey raptors with scales :(
Reply
:iconaldiinorth:
Aldiinorth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I like this one, especially how thin the feathers seems to be.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
thank you!
Reply
:iconmrgorsh:
MrGorsh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saw this on the FN group watch... It looks simply GORGEOUS :D Now, after I saw this, it'll be even harder to imagine a completely scaly basal tetanuran for me. Instafav of course.
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
thanks! yeah, maybe some day will be hard to imagine a scaly theropod at all. :)
Reply
:iconmizstorge:
mizstorge Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I love the stripes on the juveniles!
Reply
:iconchrismasna:
ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
^^ little wild pigs
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1552 × 876




Details

Submitted on
October 9, 2012
Image Size
159 KB
Resolution
1552×876
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,694
Favourites
244 (who?)
Comments
67
Downloads
140
×