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Glyptodon by deskridge Glyptodon by deskridge
Glyptodons were giant cousins of the armadillo that lived in South and Central America during the last ice age. There were about the size of a small car and ate the tougher grasses and plants that grew on river banks and lake shores. They went extinct about 10,000 years ago. I read somewhere that they were likely hunted by humans and that people may have used their shells for storm shelters.


This image is part of my paleoart series.

A disclaimer about my paleoart: When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible, I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images and paintings. Scientific accuracy comes second behind artistic expression.

Note: this scene uses purchased content.

Tools used: Gimp, LookAtMyHair, Vue, GIMP

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

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:iconlight-rock:
Light-Rock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Ice Age. Also, they're so tall... What a big target.
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:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016   Filmographer
too cute
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:iconpaleoartfan:
paleoartfan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Some
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpaleoartfan:
paleoartfan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Hii deskridge its me again!:) i wonder if u need so facts?? It would be kinda cool to work with u. I mean that kinda art is 10/10. Please let me now if we can team up?? Thnx and really good work. Keep it up:)
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:iconwonamb:
Wonamb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Its not just the animals that are great in your restorations, but the scenery, too!
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:icondanilocc:
danilocc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Aquí en uruguay, particularmente en montevideo, existe una situación curiosa con los Gliptodontes. En muchas obras de construcción sobre la costa se han encontrado restos óseos de éstos, pero la abundancia de los mismos no justifica el trabajo paleontológico. Además no hay dinero para ello.
Excelente trabajo, como siempre.
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:iconart-by-mel-da:
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice render.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the light and the composition here, also with the glyptodont looking away from the camera here. Well done. :)
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:iconnihil-novi-sub-sole:
Nihil-Novi-Sub-Sole Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Excellent! (as usual...)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlucia45:
lucia45 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your paleoart series, some of your best images!
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with *evoluzione. Expression is very cool :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!  He kind of has a "Who? Meee??!" expression. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconucumari:
ucumari Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
muy bueno, hermoso lamento que se haya extinguido aunque ver tu dibujo tan bueno que puedo permitir que mi imaginación vuele y me diga que tu quizas vistes uno con vida
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TRUNK?!
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:icongytalf2000:
gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Fantastic critter!
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:icondanieljamieson:
Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow its awsome. 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details in that part of the forest are just amazing... Splendid picture!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :-)
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:iconnightlylly:
nightlylly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never heard of this creature. Super cool in my opinion.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnesihonsu:
Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great :thumbsup: And what a lovely face :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkath-13:
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool work, one very interesting creature!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpetronellavanree:
petronellavanree Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wonderful again.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome! It looks very realistic! :iconbugplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so very welcome Daniel! :iconbugplz:
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:iconshiny-shadows-art:
shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work my friend :wow:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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