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Mammoth_photoshop_breakdown by Dantheman9758 Mammoth_photoshop_breakdown by Dantheman9758
A small constructive breakdown of how I make most of my paleo-reconstructions. - A lot was skipped on how I get the proportions (I use skeletal references most of the time), but it at least shows enough of the process so that others might be able to easily replicate the technique.

Finding good reference images that are very high resolution is the most critical (and most time consuming) part about making the reconstructions.

If I had the money and the time, I would buy an expensive, huge megapixel digital camera, with a good lens, and go to the zoo and get all the reference materials myself, profiles of animals, closeups of feet and heads (which is important, its so hard to find full body pictures of an animal that includes their feet! sometimes I have to add feet separately), and good reference images of skin/fur/scale/feather textures. Someday that will happen but for now, most of my references are floating around on the web (though, you probably wouldn't recognize them.)
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nisaza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for sharng this is just awesome!!!
Kuroi-moonwolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Very interesting, I might try something similar with a project of mine.
Kittyfritters Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! How long does something like this usually take you? At any rate, it's fantastic-- your reconstructions make the extinct animals almost appear as though you went out and photographed them.
rubensantonio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Very well done... Excelente work, my friend.
I think that we are at the same way about our pictures. ;o)
MechanicalFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool :wow:
proverbialcheese Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
very interesting. no doubt you have heard of the project to bring back the wooly mamoth. they could be walking the earth again in as little as 8 years.
ClausThomsen Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Great! Thank you for sharing your technique :)
PaleoAeolos Featured By Owner May 2, 2007   Traditional Artist
Cool tecnic....I like your work
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