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Swamp Lycaenops

For this paleoart work, I’ve depicted a Lycaenops stalking through a shallow wetland. I couldn’t really find much on the habitat of the ancient therapsid. After all, this is from a time before the dinosaurs. So, I’ve used a bit of artistic license and placed this one in a fun environment with lots of mist and water. With long legs for wading and sharp teeth, I suppose he could have been a passable fisherman.

The model is by Dinoraul. I posed him using Poser, then imported him into Vue where I constructed the rest of the scene. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 24 hours. Post production was done using Gimp.
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WretchedTheLycaenops's avatar
Awesome art. Gorgonopsids are awesome and I love how you used a 3d model depicted with fur. Can you please do more art like this with permian animals, Do one with a pack of lycaenops hunting at night, that would be a good idea because gorgonopsids may have been nocturnal.
The-arachnerd's avatar
Where do you get the stock images images of these dinosaurs? If you dont mind me asking 👍
deskridge's avatar
They are 3D models.  I got many of them them from and  A few I sculpted myself.
MysticalMysticism's avatar
I love the idea of a furred Lycaeops! 
Im going to make a character of one and make it furred

Thank you for inspiring me!
MysticalMysticism's avatar
I will give you the link when its done ^.^
Kaal979's avatar
Truly fascinating - the ancestors of dinosaurs and mammals!
So to speak somekind of god creature or something.
Kaal979's avatar
Anyhow thanks alot! [link]
Did you know this colleague of yours?
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SomeKindaSpy's avatar
I have to say that Theraspids are my favorite group of extinct animals.
Just one thing: there is no grass at this era. But this is still awesome work
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
Good catch.

--And lollipop is right, Grass didn't evolve until the early-to-mid Paleogene era.
TheBigB's avatar
Awesome! I really like the trees I see in your work. Do you make them yourself?
deskridge's avatar
Yes and no...mostly no. The trees are usually start as one of the standard Vue trees, but then I go into the plant editor and alter it until I find a suitable shape. Then I change the texture to one of the special treebark materials from the plant section. They are sort of like hyperterrains and have special edit functions that I use to get the look I want.
TheMorlock's avatar
You're welcome. :)
gerberc's avatar
Excellent pose and composition!
jennymajeske's avatar
love the big cat markings and that delicately raised paw. reminds me of some of my fearsome pets who strike terror into the hearts of songbirds and squirrels.
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