Portrait of an adult male Tyrannosaurus rex
in breeding plumage. The mane of feathers serves to create an illusion of more massive jaw muscles and neck, making him appear more threatening. The inflatable throat pouch is there to woo the ladies.
I had to make this drawing because I was so ashamed of how messed up the cranial anatomy of my feathered tyrannosaur sketch was. Ideally I'd like to make a full body feathered T. rex one day, but until then you'll have to settle for just a head.
In a way this serves as a kind of redraw of The Modern Tyrannosaur
from 2001, only this time updated with lips and feathers!