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Prehistoric Russia: Motherhood by AnonymousLlama428 Prehistoric Russia: Motherhood :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 147 24 Giant crocodilepike snags Bisondorcas musculus by AnonymousLlama428 Giant crocodilepike snags Bisondorcas musculus :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 36 27 Panthera onca mesembrina sketches by AnonymousLlama428 Panthera onca mesembrina sketches :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 46 36 heppeh burfdei by AnonymousLlama428 heppeh burfdei :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 67 20 In our hearts always by AnonymousLlama428 In our hearts always :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 35 33 WIP by AnonymousLlama428 WIP :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 15 11 Old pen-and-ink stuff from 2015 by AnonymousLlama428 Old pen-and-ink stuff from 2015 :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 24 5 Old 2015 doodles by AnonymousLlama428 Old 2015 doodles :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 17 22 Maximum KAYV LAYAN confirmed by AnonymousLlama428 Maximum KAYV LAYAN confirmed :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 10 9 Ursus arctos priscus with nom noms by AnonymousLlama428 Ursus arctos priscus with nom noms :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 22 29 Social commentary...........kinda by AnonymousLlama428 Social commentary...........kinda :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 21 21 Errr.... who are you, and why are you proud of me? by AnonymousLlama428 Errr.... who are you, and why are you proud of me? :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 7 36 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA by AnonymousLlama428 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 12 71 I was curious by AnonymousLlama428 I was curious :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 6 16 An artifact from an ancient era by AnonymousLlama428 An artifact from an ancient era :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 19 4 Acidtripoceratops prorsus by AnonymousLlama428 Acidtripoceratops prorsus :iconanonymousllama428:AnonymousLlama428 25 13

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Prehistoric Russia: Motherhood
Ugh, I spent far too much time making this, I wanna make more stuff this summer. Yeah, this is the WIP you saw weeks ago: www.deviantart.com/anonymousll…

Dramatization:

Yakutia, 45,000 years ago

It is late autumn, and while there is no frost yet present, it is visibly cold, and the grass has lost its green. The willow shrubs have shed their leaves, and retain only their woody branches.
We meet with Indigirka, our young cave lioness (Panthera spelaea spelaea). In a small hollow formed from the collapsing sediments in the Uyandina river, Indigirka has sought shelter, where she has successfully given birth to two small cubs, Uyan and Dina.
However, her inexperience will get the best of her, for her den is built from very unstable sediment, and is very prone to collapse like how it was first exposed. This is not a place for a lioness to hide her cubs.

Sciency sterf:

As I found out about a month ago, Protopopov et al. finally published an informative abstract + information chart, on the preliminary analyses of the frozen cave lion cubs, i.e. measurements, appearance, age, cause of death, and so forth for SVP 2016:
The most complete cub, Uyan, weighed about 2.8kg, substantially more that what African lion cubs weigh (up to 2.1kg). No surprises there, they were larger in general anyway.
Appearance-wise, we know that the cubs had very small ears and a shorter tail as compared to African lion cubs, likely as an adaptation to the cold. They also had larger paws than them, possibly as snowshoe feet, but the exact function is uncertain at the moment.
In terms of pelage patterns, their coat was remarkably plain, bar a few spots atop the head. The cubs seemed to have lacked countershading, as their body was of a yellowish light brown colour both dorsally and ventrally, and there was no dorsal stripe as is seen in African lion cubs + adults. Their limbs were a darker shade of brown than their body, and there was some dark fur on the chin and around the mouth.
Their deformations likely point to them being killed swiftly by the collapse of their den, rather than by slow suffocation or hypothermia.

The lioness is meant to be a young one, 2-3 years of age, around the age African lionesses first have cubs. I used the most complete cave lion skeleton to date, the Srbsko-Chlum lioness, as a reference for the proportions of this lioness (as shown in the WIP) (sta.sh/0255xprx3um1), which is also a young lioness around 2-3 years of age at the time of death. In addition the Peștera Urșilor lioness skull was used loosely as reference.
IMO her eyes are too red in colour, I should have adjusted that.
Her pelage pattern is basically the summation of my current position on cave lion appearance, colour-wise and in terms of other notable markings. I'm on the fence between a dramatic hue shift and size stripe. In this instance I use a side-stripe mediating the golden brown torso and white underbelly which is transitional and more saturated in hue between the two furs, rather than being darker as Guthrie (2005) depicted: sta.sh/022d9wp8icir and is not well-defined from above but from below.
I didn't give her a dorsal stripe like African lions; maybe I should have, just darker fur on top which isn't well defined.

And since the Uyandina river is a tributary of the Indigirka river, I made Indigirka the lioness the mother or Uyan and Dina. Yeah I don't know crap about Russian grammar though so maybe it's not even a female noun or someshitlikethat XD.

Since they are dated to the Karginian interstadial (MIS 3), I did some research on the environment. Though, no precise 14C dates exist, but I put them at 45,000 years ago in the early Karginian. Willow shrubs (Salix) and mugworts (genus Artemisia) were present alongside mostly grasses and sedges, essentially mainly steppe, though late Karginian climate was a bit warmer and moister with more shrubs, possibly some trees IIRC.

Yeah, I took a long while in adding texture to the dirt. At first I just used specialised brushes, but I then moved on to stipple with the normal roundtip brush for shading and lighting. The roots above were initially supposed to be straw-coloured, but after turning the layer mode to luminosity, the colour looked more satisfying. The same was true for the "fossilised" grass, but I adjusted the hue to a redder one which I found more suitable. The bundles of grass in the wall are supposed to be ancient deceased arctic ground squirrel nests.

Random mammoth tusk sticking out of the exposed bank sediment.

And yeah the river is pretty poorly done, water isn't my strength.

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Mah homies the Kennis Bros. be layin' down some real shit!

(Go to 18:39 or see this link youtu.be/xBYnNKhxPv4?t=1119)
Also, KAYV LAYANZExtreme La roar scream!!!!

My condolences to them and their "family tragedy". Hope they're coping.
Giant crocodilepike snags Bisondorcas musculus
A birthday present for a fellow KAYV LAYANExtreme Laroar screamist of mine, :iconursumeles:. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Birthday cake  icon 

Somewhere around the Caspian sea area of the Novacene (25-30 myf) of Central Asia, a lone inexperienced adolescent male Bisondorcas musculus ventures from the steppe into some sparse woodland by the shores of a river/lake to take a drink. As he lowers his head into the water to quench himself, a great fish - a giant crocodilepike (Crocesox giganteum) erupts from the water and bites hard onto the Bisondorcas's head. The prey struggles, to pull away, but the fish's jaws are clamped firmly around the animal's head, and its great horns are rendered useless to defend itself. The crocodilepike uses its immense power to pull the great ungulate into the water, and the herbivore resists, but he will not be able to do so for very long against a predator of this size.

Bisondorcas musculus is a bison-like ungulate derived from modern boselaphine antelope.
I used Nilgai color scheme for it, with a browner dorsum to signify its immaturity. Also, hence why its horns are grey and not white like in the bison.

The giant crocodilepike (Crocesox giganteum) is a large, 4-5m long pike, apparently derived from the modern varieties, from whom I derived the color scheme. I think the fins should be a bit darker and have visible bones/striations.

Yeah, the angle in the piece is a bit awkward.

I added some random green moss on the forest floor.
I think I did the water OK, at least with the splashes, but I think I should add more waves and drop shock-waves in the water though/
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Panthera onca mesembrina sketches
Sketches of the very large Jaguar (Siberian-tiger-sized, apparently, and more robust than today) variety that inhabited the Pleistocene of South America. Appearance partially inspired by Discord discussions...
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Studies suggest that when you die, you stop breathing.
Mah homies the Kennis Bros. be layin' down some real shit!

(Go to 18:39 or see this link youtu.be/xBYnNKhxPv4?t=1119)
Also, KAYV LAYANZExtreme La roar scream!!!!

My condolences to them and their "family tragedy". Hope they're coping.

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Hamza Ahmad Shaikh
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I have a keen interest in animals of all kinds, mainly prehistoric life.
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Also, here's a group of mine that you should watch:
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UnicornLover2500 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
thank you for the watch. i hope you like my photographs. 
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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UnicornLover2500 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
^_^ 
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kingrexy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Questions:
  1. Do we have anything on neanderthal or cro-magnon clothing?
  2. Which cave lion pic of yours is the most accurate?
  3. If a cave lion and a neanderthal or human fought, which one would you see emerging victorious?
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rollarius55 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks really so much for faving, mate!:D

River feeds the land by rollarius55
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I'm in some pretty depthy shit

I'm now expected to draw Blue getting fucked by the IndoRaptor

And I have nobody to blame but myself XD
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kingrexy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
sexy
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, then.. wasn't the Indoraptor female? XD
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
It's Male
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