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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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deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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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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