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Ice Age Rhino by deskridge Ice Age Rhino by deskridge
Here is another image of my one of my favorite extinct mammals of the pleistocene megafauna: the Woolly Rhino or Coelodonta Antiquitatis. This shaggy beast was common in ice age Europe and is even depicted in cave art in southern France. Though extinct now, they may have still alive around 8000 BC in western Siberia.

I decided to depict this one up close. I really wanted him to fill the frame. He's walking through a grassy field in the fall. Hence, I gave the grass a reddish gold hue. It's a cold day, and you can see the animal's breath. Also, a slight mist clings to the ground. Otherwise, there is little in the way of background other than distant hills and clouds.

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: Daz Studio, LookAtMyHair, Vue, GIMP, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

P.S.

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:iconopheliaalexiou:
OpheliaAlexiou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Professional Writer
Marvellous work! The woolly rhinoceros is a really underappreciated animal in our world's history.
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:iconjoshuadunlop:
JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey brother, where did you get this model and what program did you render it in? Looks great
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016   Digital Artist
It's here (IntrovertArtist.com/WoollyRhin… ), but I also used the LookAtMyHair plugin in Daz Studio to give him all that fur.  The final render was actually done in Vue.
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:iconjoshuadunlop:
JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man :) Is Lookatmyhair easy to learn?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016   Digital Artist
It's not easy, but I have a video tutorial on using it that might help:

youtu.be/jzs1nihOvlo

It's a couple of versions behind now, but the principles are pretty much the same
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:iconjoshuadunlop:
JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man ;)
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:icondmckinney79:
DMcKinney79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Look at this Prehistoric Beast
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlast-smilodon:
last-smilodon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fur looks so real.
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:iconscarydeath13:
scarydeath13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I shall ride it to battle! . o.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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:icontman300:
tman300 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Chose this image from a plethora of superb ones in your gallery to fave as I had to fave at least one. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblue-marcus:
Blue-Marcus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
nice!!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconart-by-mel-da:
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He looks great!
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! Love this guy.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconoliecannoligriffard:
oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i saw one of these in Vienna museum:)
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:iconwingedwhale:
WingedWhale Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks like something from a BBC CGI series! I love the texture!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsagittor:
Sagittor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Photographer
Wow ..Stunning Work!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiresarts:
IResARTS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Philbear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE!  You really have gotten the knack of the Look at my Hair tool!  I love the mist too.  I think I've fainted.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnyadiclonius:
Nyadiclonius Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
its Magnus!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Great work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's such a nice work!Indeed!:-)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
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:iconnewatlas7:
NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
It looks like the last one I hunted... ;)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconjodelbrodt:
Jodelbrodt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good artwork. I like the fur.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So cool!  Love the fur on this big guy! yay! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconmostwelcomeplz:
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:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like to see this species free in its natural environment (with respect and enough sufficient distance :D).  Great work!:D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.:D
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! :D so nice vision
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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allex82 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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