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Ice Age Rhino

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!


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Marvellous work! The woolly rhinoceros is a really underappreciated animal in our world's history.
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
Hey brother, where did you get this model and what program did you render it in? Looks great
deskridge's avatar
It's here (… ), but I also used the LookAtMyHair plugin in Daz Studio to give him all that fur.  The final render was actually done in Vue.
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
Thanks man :) Is Lookatmyhair easy to learn?
deskridge's avatar
It's not easy, but I have a video tutorial on using it that might help:

It's a couple of versions behind now, but the principles are pretty much the same
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
DMcKinney79's avatar
Look at this Prehistoric Beast
last-smilodon's avatar
The fur looks so real.
scarydeath13's avatar
I shall ride it to battle! . o.
tman300's avatar
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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adorety's avatar
Fantastic! Love this guy.
oliecannoligriffard's avatar
i saw one of these in Vienna museum:)
WingedWhale's avatar
Wow, this looks like something from a BBC CGI series! I love the texture!
Sagittor's avatar
Wow ..Stunning Work!!
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