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Saber-Tooth on a Rock by deskridge Saber-Tooth on a Rock by deskridge
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A smilodon sits on a rock outcropping surrounded by golden fall fields. Looking down into the dense grass, he sees something he doesn't like. He snarls and bears his wicked teeth as something threatens him from below.

This one is a bit more simple than my usual scenes. It started out because I decided that I did not have enough casual long-sleeve shirts for the winter. So, I decided to make one featuring one of my favorite paleo animals. It really wound up not working well for a shirt, but I rather like the way it turned out as a general artwork.


Note this scene uses purchased content. The cat was posed in poser then imported into Vue where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 24 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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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Awesome :3
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:icondanilocc:
danilocc Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
There was a time where people like us were hunted by animals like this.
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! I would imagine these cats were just spectacular, wouldn't you love to time travel and see them in the flesh? Protected of course ;-P
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:iconmaspix:
MasPix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice one
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconricky4:
ricky4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Nice wild kitty! :thumbsup:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconricky4:
ricky4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
U r welcome pal! :ahoy:
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your awesome artwork has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome^^
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:iconthebigb:
TheBigB Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I think I know where that Smilodon came from I have really wanted it but trying to use the bear model with fur gave me terrible results. How'd ya get this to look so good? It's very nice!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!

With the saber-tooth, I pretty much just lucked out with the fur on this one. You do have to be careful with the pose though as some of them will trash the fur (especially in the tail).

I have the AM bear too, it usually requires some "repairs" using the clone tool in post production.
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:iconccbig:
ccbig Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fur really rocks nicely on this render! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconccbig:
ccbig Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur was really turned out nice in the render. Fur can be so hard to be realistic appearing!
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:iconesk6a:
esk6a Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great render!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlandorianroad:
LandorianRoad Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Love it
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconelperdido1965:
Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome !great Daniel
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Wow, really wonderful looking cat.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzergmarex:
zergmarex Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
IT'S MORHPIN TIME!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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:iconmellymaltesers:
MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
My rock!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconknighttek:
KnightTek Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I especially love the fur on the animal. :-)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyogami:
Yogami Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Skyrim!
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thumbs up!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icononlyonecannoli:
ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you seen the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles?

That would be a cool vue scene. I'd make it but don't have all these cool Pleistocene models.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Never been to LA except on business so I never got to see anything fun there. Perhaps one day I'll make a trip to the west coast for fun.
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ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you aint missing all that much, but for me--and very unfortunately--I am in love with the natural environment.
unfortunate because of the job market here, and the insanity of state regulations making it look bleak.
K
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Love your Saber-Tooth kitty! hehe His fur turned out so awesome! And your background landscape is perfect! Wonderful work Daniel! :iconfoxyloveplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :iconsnowmanlaplz:
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:icongirlfoxgirl:
Girlfoxgirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Writer
=D I really like the fur! I'm not so sure how I feel about the lower jaw, though; it seems so unhinged from the skull by being so low.. Hmmm.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
ThanksQ
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man this ia amazing! =D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:icontuffjuice:
TuffJuice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
How does he chew? :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Perhaps he had a hard time with it and that is why they are extinct ;)
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