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Dinofelis by deskridge Dinofelis by deskridge
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Dinofelis, a prehistoric cat with very long teeth, is waiting atop a rock in the forest. Off in the distance, three small pheasants are pecking the forest floor for food. The cat gets ready to pounce as they wander closer.

I had a few requests for a Dinofelis image. Dinofelis was an relative of the more well known sabre-toothed cats, such as smilodon. Dinofelis had a very stout body and was about the size of a modern jaguar. It's canine teeth were long but not nearly so much as of sabre-toothes like smilodon. Dinofelis lived around 5 to 1.2 million years ago throughout the northern hemisphere.

Note this scene uses purchased content. The animals were posed in poser then imported into Vue where the rest of the scene was constructed. I made the cat's coat using GIMP using photos that I took of the clouded leopard at the Atlanta zoo as a reference. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 12 hours on an Intel I5 2.8 GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was also done in GIMP.

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

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:iconjewlzmea:
JewlzMea Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Ohhh wow very very nice

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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsage6pathz:
Sage6pathz Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I favorited this a long while back and though honestly I can't remember why, I'm sure I had reason to because I still undoubtably like this photo, so thank you.
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:iconchanda95:
chanda95 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Serious talent - love your work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhabelabedula:
Habelabedula Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't stop looking through your gallery @_@ it's amazing
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:iconbramaleaartist:
BramaleaArtist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your treatment of fur is just excellent. the snow leopard was a very good reference!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjurassicpark40:
JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I heard this thing may have prayed on our ancestors... Like the earliest hominids. Is that possible?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
It is certainly possible, but I don't know for certain.
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:iconbethan-white:
Bethan-White Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
beautiful, i love how the fur looks like it is blowing in the wind!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondinofelini:
Dinofelini Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmaspix:
MasPix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
another cool one ... well done
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work. The fur is superb.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely great.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo, love this fuzzy guy! You did a wonderful job painting the fur too! I think he is about to capture some unsuspecting lunch! hehe Awesome render Daniel! Just love this new Dinofelis character! :iconwhitecatishappyplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :iconrobotkissplz:
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:iconryivhnn:
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is some seriously awesome fur. Actually looks like it might be alive rather than museum posed :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondagrant:
DAGrant Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is fabulous, truly looks so painted and masterful!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, again!
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:icondarkcatthekhajjit:
DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME CAT!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondarkcatthekhajjit:
DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
=D
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:icon5p34k:
5p34k Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just incredible.. I can't find any words to describe this that haven't been used before.
You are amazing deskridge.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlorddarkwolf:
lorddarkwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
wicked looking beastie
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconelle-arden:
Elle-Arden Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
His fur looks so soft you can just reach out and touch him! Awesome job!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg:





(a smiley is better than 1000 words :) )
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most welcome
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so splendid!!! :D :D a very nice new work
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:wow:Crikey - that fur is simply amazing - splendid job:clap:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG, how can you be so good ? :D Lol PERFECT !!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Here kitty, kitty .... er, actually, you're fine where you are ... ;)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a very hungry boy! Great render! :iconbugplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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