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Rhinoceros 1515
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Published: October 3, 2010
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I created this work based on the rhinoceros which "Albrecht Durer" drew in 1515.
"Durer, never actually saw a live rhino and based his drawing on a brief sketch and a letter.
The rhino that inspired Durer's drawing was given by an Indian sultan to King Manuel of Portugal in 1515.
the Portuguese king sent the rhino as a gift to the pope.
However, the ship carrying the rhino sank in a storm and the unfortunate rhino was drowned."
( Quotation from "A History of the World")
The composition that divided top and bottom was made as a result of adding the
gravity of the death to the rhino of the hung machine.

Modeled and rendered with Shade.
Composition and tonal correction with Photoshop.

For reference Albrecht Durer's Rhinoceros.
Image size
800x933px 415.39 KB
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yannpol's avatar
Splendid creation!
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Alezys's avatar
Amazing !! :) (Smile) 
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Almozinjo|Hobbyist Artist
Surrealistic, simvolical
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c0ver-ur-eyes|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wicked!! I love it :D
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jonniecrow's avatar
Very nice. I like the addition of the reflection skeleton.
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FabioKeiner|Hobbyist General Artist
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ertyng's avatar
well nice work!! :) is veryy nice i want to know how u done this pict so amazing! :)
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Allart|Professional General Artist
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Mushroomteaforfree's avatar
Wow that is amazing, you are very good!
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MindTuber|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome rendered artwork
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SilverVulpine|Hobbyist Photographer
That is just too awesome! :D
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BiBiARTs|Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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LiverOnTheFritz's avatar
I actually heard the metal creaking when I saw this... fucking excellent work.
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NotCreepy|Student General Artist
...so detailed...great!
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ProfessionalVillain|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic, sinister and beautiful! I love your steampunk gallery, your eyes wanders around all the endless details and strange features. I could stare at it for ever.
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narpappa|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow! Its amazing!
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whiteowl152|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing !!
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thegriffin88|Professional Digital Artist
A most awesome rendition of Durer. That's always been one of my favorites, ever since I was a kid, if only because the rhino came out all fantastical because, as you stated, the circumstances with which he had to work. Other favorite artists as a kid: Hieronymus Bosch.

<strange kid
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gokhanproject|Professional Interface Designer
Excellent work.
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jua-kama's avatar
amazing work!
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ferpriegoh's avatar
impresionante, me has dejado con la boca abierta de asombro.
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Voodoo4udo's avatar
wonderful quality!
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