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Short-faced Bear and Saber-Toothed Cat by deskridge Short-faced Bear and Saber-Toothed Cat by deskridge
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A saber-toothed cat tries to drive a short-faced bear out of its territory. The bear is annoyed and snarles back in retaliation.

The short-faced bear, or Arctodus Simus, is an genus of bear that inhabited North America during the last ice age and went extinct about 10,000 years ago. It may have been the largest predatory land mammal of its day. Experts disagree on the exact nature of it's diet, but there is speculation that it would steal other predator's kills by using its intimidating size to run them off.

Note this scene uses purchased content. The animals were posed in poser then imported into Vue where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 12 hours on an Intel I5 2.8 GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.

Resources: 
Poser (for posing the characters): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Daz (where to get characters, clothes, hair, and fur tools): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Vue (for building the scene and rendering): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP (an open source alternative to Photoshop):  www.IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

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Yu-Gi-Nos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I've recently been looking at bears and discovered this species (and this artwork). Amazing job! I'm starting to really love bears (modern and prehistoric)!
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d0nutd1n0saur Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Artist
Sabre tooth cats had nubs NOT TAILS 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjkemeny:
jkemeny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for bringing these wonderful extinct animals to life!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconvtornicovachristina:
VtornicovaChristina Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Шикарно!
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:iconogrebear:
ogrebear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow- that is glorious!
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:iconwolfsong-of-dragon:
WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I'm afraid I do't understand all of the technological speak... I know Gimp ^^; So I guess you started out with a drawing and moved to some 3d-ish program?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!

Actually, it's the other way around. I start with a 3d app, then use that as the basis for the gimp work.
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that makes more sense. Thanks!
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:iconrinzekatze:
Rinzekatze Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing Artwork!!! It's such a perfect composition of prehistoric wildlife, it's really amazing how something like this can be done digitally, Great work! ;)
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:iconriserclamp:
riserclamp Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
awesome artwork!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbowser-jr99:
bowser-jr99 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
wow this is awesome :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconolvium:
Olvium Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work I love how the animals and the background look together in this composition. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, again!
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:iconryivhnn:
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Cat needs to be more assertive. On the other hand, those who run away live to fight another day ;)
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:icondarkcatthekhajjit:
DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME WORK!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondarkcatthekhajjit:
DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
=D
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arachnophile Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I love these two creatures. They existed alongside our ancestors and... they existed but are out of our reach now. It fires the imagination and my love of the science that has brought them to our time. :) Thanks for your interpretation. XD
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconarah019:
Arah019 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
wow! cool!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconarah019:
Arah019 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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:iconmgtcs:
mgtcs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is a fantastic image my friend, amazing work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsquirrelfl1ght4evr:
Squirrelfl1ght4evr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! <3
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrynn19:
Rynn19 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work, the bear almost made me run away from my pc! :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondevilpage:
devilpage Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
amazing!!
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work, it looks awesome.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconspoon1004:
Spoon1004 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bear 'bout to mess the kitty up!!
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:iconhiram67:
hiram67 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image has been featured in my journal [link] :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks!
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:iconhiram67:
hiram67 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only my pleasure :)
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cant imagine what would happen in that brawl:no: Nice Daniel
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave:
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconplioart:
Plioart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnisamerica:
nisamerica Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work! :D
This creatures reminds me of Cage of Eden haha.

Anyway, you must've studied a lot. :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconalastorpreux:
alastorpreux Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Photographer
nice d'job (the tiger goes win the fight? ^^)
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