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Tasmanian tiger

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The thylacine, now sadly extinct, was the largest known carnivorous marsupial mammal, evolving about 4 million years ago. 
The last captive and known thylacine died on 7 September 1936. in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, where it lived for three years. 
It is believed to have died as the result of neglect. 
This extinct animal is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics. 
It was native to continental Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Australian mainland. 
I created this thylacine model with the help and advisory from Gondwana Studios and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. 
This is one of in the series of illustrations created with the thylacine depcited in the environment. 
Created with the help of Hair Farm, Quixel Megascans assets and Corona renderer.

Couple closeups and detail crops can be seen here:  www.artstation.com/artwork/6aw…
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EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
I wonder if you watched a certain scifi movie which stated that thylacines didn't become extinct, but - became humans ! They walk among men as men, BUT under stress they become feral again, showing stripes and violent behavior. They also reproduce marsupially. 
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist

Havent seen it, what's the name of the movie?

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EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
I surfed the Wiki. It's THE HOWLING III. Imagine being a thylacine turned human and anxious , while trying to get on in the business world, to  avoid stressful situations which would "hulk" you out. Charming sequence of the birth and growth of an adorable were-thylacine or thylacine-were baby. Also Dame Edna appears.
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Excellent work
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Expect-DelaysStudent Traditional Artist
Thank you for creating and posting this. I would like to have observed them in the wild. Excellent work.
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berrypassStudent Digital Artist
How did it fall entirely extinct? Let me guess... human activity?
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Pretty much...
rmv1961's avatar
Such beautiful being. It has been announced an embryo kept in alcohol could be employed for cloning. Wishful dreams?
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
We'll see...
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nekonotaishouProfessional Digital Artist
They're beautiful!
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Nice render work! Also, not a dino! Still something extinct though.
Its great to see you mix it up and how your skills translate over to different subject matter so well.
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Not enough time for all the  animals and organisms that I'd like to try and reconstruct, model, render. 
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asari13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice scene
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PM-GraphixHobbyist General Artist
lovely piece serene and sad
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Definitely a sad story of extinction. 
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SammyPlays13Hobbyist Artist
Woah thats pretty neat! Good work dude! :D
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers! 
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JadeXenomorphHobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness, that is amazing! 
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for dropping by! Have a good day.
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Amazing artwork
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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PrintsAndrewHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, thought it was a hyper-realistic oil. 
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damir-g-martinProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, it does have a painterly effect. 
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