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Survival of the Cuddliest, Smilodon fatalis family by Psithyrus Survival of the Cuddliest, Smilodon fatalis family by Psithyrus
Wooo, this is perhaps the most detail I have ever rendered in a picture. It's a sequel to my first smilodon picture "survival of the cuddliest". A mother Smilodon fatalis is helping groom her cub, just to be sure he cleans behind his ears. I hope you like this cute arctic saber tooth cat family.

Thanks,

Blair
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:iconsilverwolf738:
SilverWolf738 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Lovely, peaceful scene.
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:iconyu-gi-nos:
Yu-Gi-Nos Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student General Artist
This is the BEST Smilodon image ever! and Love the 'Survival of the Cuddliest'
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:iconpatriciaschmidt:
patriciaschmidt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Love This!
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:iconjenpom:
jenpom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Artist
wow!
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:icongoddustyd:
goddustyd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!!😢👌
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:iconravenspassion:
RavensPassion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing detail! I love it
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely artwork, and just a bit too cute! :)
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:icondragon1234567788:
Dragon1234567788 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Excellent artwork of nature and her beauty
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:iconskorpione10:
skorpione10 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I first saw this pic on google search way back in 2009. After all these years I find out that the artist of that image has been here on DevianArt. Keep up the good work Sir/Ma'am. 
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:iconpainterlyphotobomer:
Painterlyphotobomer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
 Amazing such a surreal scene.
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:icondrphoenixjkz:
DrPhoenixJKZ Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Wow! I like it! Or, I should say, I love this! Big cats are extremely cool!
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Delightful. Cats rule. S
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:iconsammyplays13:
SammyPlays13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!
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:iconmaiadraws12214:
MaiaDraws12214 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student
Adorable UwU
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:icondominick41:
dominick41 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Aeesome
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:iconserial-painter:
Serial-Painter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute! Beautiful work and amazing detail.

:D
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Very cool.
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:iconmafalia:
Mafalia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018   Digital Artist
SO CUUUUUUUTE *O*
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:iconr1ckyfri3s:
R1ckyFri3s Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Can anyone visit my Profile? I'm searching new watchers
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:iconpyrrouge:
Pyrrouge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blep.

I love the detail in this! It's easy to forget that these animals were cuddly cats as well.
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:iconlunathecat1217:
LunaTheCat1217 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Its amazing all the detail you did on such big animals and its so adorableHeart  
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:iconanimalme:
Animalme Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just so precious! I love the detail put into this, it looks lovely!
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:iconringofboss:
Ringofboss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is fucking adoranle 
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:iconpetedraptor:
PeteDRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, aren't they such a cutest things.
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:iconmacphersonscircus:
macphersonscircus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
you did a good job!!!  my sugar went up.......
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:iconshinobi-gambu:
Shinobi-Gambu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks amazing. :D
Anyway, sorry to bother you but I have to inform you that someone has stolen your work and claimed it: goodtriumphsoverevil.deviantar…
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Wow, thanks so much for the kind words and heads up, i filed a report on the infringement 

thanks again,

blair
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Shinobi-Gambu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome.  looks like he got banned faster than expected.
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thanks, i suppose his name said it all.

thanks for the update :)
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:iconshinobi-gambu:
Shinobi-Gambu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome and yeh :)
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I should let you know that this person stole your piece goodtriumphsoverevil.deviantar…
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Wow, thanks so much for letting me know, i filed a report

all the best,

blair
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Jei-Dinofelini Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing!
You have hade a little... no a big error though. Smilodon did not have the flanges on the bottom mandible like e.g. Thylacosmilus (marsupial sabertooth), Megantereon (M) , Barbourofelis (Barbourofelid, Previously it was classified as a Nimravid) , Pogonodon(N), Eusmilus(N), Dinictis(N), Hoplophoneus(N) or any other Machairodont/Nimravid. (they were mostly seen in Nimravids)

Next time look closely to the bottom mandibles when drawing sabertoothed cats because each species was different in some way.
When I looked at the drawing for the first time without reading the title I thought you drew a family of Barbourofelis fricki. This is how they looked like: long sabre teeth protected my the long flanges growing out of their bottom mandibles, just like you drew the mother.

Other than that this painting is AMAZING! I love the detail alot! The fur is so realistic and the cubs are purely adorable! I am looking forward to seeing more artwork like this! :D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Wow, thanks for the great info. I always found it funny that Smilodons having there canines dip so far below their chins, so I like to give them a beard so-to-speak, like Diego in the ice age movies.

Thanks again for all of the information.

all the best, :)

Blair
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KidSapiens Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
...why is this so cute?
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davidsudest Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I'd like to adopt a baby smilodon but I did'nt find pleistocene on Google earth !:-(
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:icondavidsudest:
davidsudest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
prehistoric mummy and her cute paleocub ;-)
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
hehehehe, thanks so much :)
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:iconmartiitram:
Martiitram Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Killers can be adorable too (if they're animals).
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:icontheprehistoricmaster:
I hope we one day can bring it back to life!
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:iconbitingduck:
bitingduck Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Adorable!
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:iconwinnie246:
winnie246 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
sweet
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:iconsupersplashpuppy:
Supersplashpuppy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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Spirit-The-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute
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:iconjuminakata:
Juminakata Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
may i use this as my avatar? on multiple things?
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
By all means, please enjoy :):):)

All the best,
Blair
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:iconbeast91:
Beast91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
cute ^^
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:iconpollux-pictures:
Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this picture is awesome.
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Wow, thanks so much :)
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how cool is this?!?
my daughter loves these animlas since she saw ice age nad we are just looking together - papa, look, the cub has already the big teeth beginning to grow!
yessssss... :D
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