Wiki Smilodon
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Smilodon fatalis rendering that I posted on Wikipedia a few years ago. You can find it all over the web, if you would like to use it for anything please give credit with my name or a link to my profile.
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MEGAPOTAMIA325's avatar
MEGAPOTAMIA325|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's kinda Small!
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mark0731's avatar
This is S. fatalis. S. populator is bigger.
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vgsantiago's avatar
Hi Dantheman.

I have some doubts about the rights of this process. I would like to communicate directly with you via email. Do you think you can send me an address?
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vasix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So the head-body length is about 6 feet, is it, for S. fatalis? Is that the head-body length in an African lion as well? 
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Riverskywarrior's avatar
my fave animal of ALL TIME!!
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MKmack12's avatar
it looks like a lynx here
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SameerPrehistorica's avatar
Amazing...
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Stelza-chan's avatar
Wow... They're a beautiful creature :love:. Too bad that they're extinct :-( I would love to see them running around in the wild :-)
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invislerblack's avatar
the ears,tail,face,hide
all make it look like an overgrown lynx with long teeth
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the critique :) I agree. Check out my newer renderings, they've improved over time - let me know what you think of them as well!
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i still think the tail and the collor should be changed alittle
it still looks too much like a lynx i think?

but i am not an expert either, atleast it looks better at the newer one
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
In your own vision what colors would make up a Smilodon that is less lynx-like? More orange and red? More grays and browns? I'll entertain this critique with a little bit of direction because color corrections are easy enough to accomplish. There is no expert consensus on Smilodon fur, but the best interpretations follow patterns in nature. Grays/Browns are northern climate shades, reds and yellows are southern. Also, ambush felines need a good pattern/color to break up their figure in appropriate surroundings - and cats have a bias towards spotting and spot mutations. In Smilodon's case, it had a territory that spanned both a warm or cold climate, and it was a predator that favored ambush hunting in open woodlands. Also just to be sure we are talking about the same image you have seen the newest ones correct? [link] Give me some insight on how a Smilodon's tail would look as well
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masonday's avatar
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Spuderific's avatar
an oversized Lynx?
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DestyPanthera's avatar
This is really well done! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us?

Did you know that this is actually on wikipedia? [link]
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! yes I did, I was the one who uploaded it to wikipedia a few years ago haha ;)
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Zenarraus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an epic manip and it's also very helpful. :D
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Skybreeze|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice manipulation :D I was looking at it, saying to myself, "Bobcat, clouded leopard maybe, lynx, cheetah, bobcat, lynx, and I have no idea." That last part was for the front of the head. Maybe something wolfish. I think i know the cats better XD It was really funny for me, though, because I never knew I could recognize different parts of each animal XD
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
and my homotherium, was nearly all snow leopard, and thats much more easy to tell haha
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh, well ur very close! The body is 90 percent bobcat, maybe with a lynx tail i can't remember. The neck is from a snow leopard, and the head is all from a canada lynx, with chunks placed over top of the shape of a lions head (but the lions head was shaped over top of a Smilodon bone structure and another artists reconstruction!)... and of course i change all the colors and added my own spots and stripes here and there to complete the picture!
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Skybreeze|Hobbyist General Artist
Well it looks very good :D I'm not very good at manipulations XD
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TehFuzzyDuck's avatar
Astounding work :)
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KayFedewa's avatar
haha! Im going to reference this for my comic. I dont think i have been drawing the hind quarters small enough or the teeth curved enough. Im so inaccurate!! :(
Oh well, it IS talking wolves after all lol! :D
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Dantheman9758|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the BBC smilodon populator reconstruction as my main reference (those guys know theyre stuff). Although i scaled it accordingly to match the smilodon fatalis in dimensions, as well as give it a more northerly ice-age layer of fur/fat... think of it like "siberianizing" a bengal tiger... haha
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