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Saberdile
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Published: February 11, 2014
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Had this sitting around as a sketch forever, but :iconheffyjoe:'s awesome sabertooth made me feel like coloring it. Reminded me just how nice a burnt-cheese color scheme can be
and then it became more coloring practice than anything.. I've been trying to combine gradiated stuff with shading.. still haven't gotten the hang of it but the coat was fun. the darker bits are supposed to be thinner fur where the underlying crocodile skin is. Yeah it has thick armored skin under its fur.
it was originally going to be part boar too, mostly the mane, ears, and maybe kind of the nose? but nah. just smilodon and crocodile is best.
i suppose i could have made the shoulders bigger/better-shaped..
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HeffyDoodle|Student Filmographer
oh lordy I need to catch up on your stuff. This is awesome!! I do love color schemes like that. <3

Thought this was a traditional andrewsarchus or a creodont at first but it's something even better lol
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Kairu-Hakubi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you were gonna see these, pretty much every time I do something like this I'm eagerly awaiting your reaction ^^
and yeah it's weird how that turned out. Andrewsarchi have the same really high eyes and low cranium of a crocodile.. when I draw them I give them big shaggy eyebrows and cranium in a darker color.. ^^
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Kinda looks like an Andrewsarchus, but with paws instead of hoof-claws.  
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Kairu-Hakubi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i think that helped inspire it, i was fooling around with proportions and the things on my mind were high-shoulders-lower-hips and long snouts and big heads on stocky bodies. i actually almost made the head smaller..
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Genie-Dragon|Student Traditional Artist
It looks like a Dinosaur like Mammal?
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Kairu-Hakubi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting, why is that? :D  i suppose crocodiles look a little dinosaurish
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