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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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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely adorable :heart: Sooo cute! :D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so much, I,m glad you liked 'em :)
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
Gorgeous, as always. The unkempt fur around her mane is fantastic, and the background of snow is a wonderful surprise to set the time of year. It's cold outside, but they're both very comfortable inside their den, all squeezed in and cozy.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awww thanks

:)
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WildDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous :D The bones to the side are a nice touch =p lol
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so very much :)
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Dekkii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work, as always! The fur looks so real I could reach into the picture and stroke them big cats! Provided they don't start chewing on my arm of course!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Hehehe, thanks, i was going to add some human bones in the cave, but i thought that may be too macabre for such a cozy scene :)
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Dekkii Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, perhaps a little morbid, but accurate! I'm sure Smilodon very much enjoyed chewing on our ancestors' bones! :P
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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
That detail is incredible! :jawdrop: I really love all those textures! Absolutely beautiful! 8D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so very much

All the best,
Blair :)
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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
You are very welcome, Blair! ^^
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh bless awesome :love:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww, thanks :)
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Your welcome :love:
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tygerwolfe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so much :)
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This submission is likely the best combination of adorableness and realism I have ever seen for the Genus of Smilodon. Beyond exceptional.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, thanks so much for the kind words :)
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
They are more than well deserved, Psithyrus. I absolutely hope to see more of such artwork from you in the future.
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ZoeTaylorArts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a sweet picture :)
There is so much detail, very nice work!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww, many thanks
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lynnstar98 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful details they look so cute but the bones remind they are not that cute but doesnt presure that I love it!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so much, hehehe, even the cute have to eat as well :):):):)
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lynnstar98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True :3 Np I really like it
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a realistic Diego!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, i was kinda of thinking about the sabers in ice age. I was going to originally title the painting "ice age: the prequel, the birth of Diego".

Thanks

:)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome!
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shadowcat9279 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow. I love the detail on this one! and its just so sweet! ^^
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww,many many thank yous
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
nice details
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww, thanks so very much,

All the best,

Blair
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awww, thanks
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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LeahCK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks so very much :):):)
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LeahCK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing! :meow:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww, thanks so very much, i'm honoured :)
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Nojjesz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! You're a truly amazing artist! I could fav all your works! :D
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Deserti Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
All that detail really paid off! The textures here are abso-freaking-amazing! I'm especially loving the porosity of the bones and the way your textured the Smilodons' fur.

And, like always, you perfectly balanced realistic and stylized elements to produce an awe-inspiring piece!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aww, thanks, the bones are really where i took a shortcut and used the noise and speckle filter to give some pores and roughness, everything think else was done by hand. Thanks for the such kind words :)
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MBPanther Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh your style is so so amazing!!!!! This looks wonderful!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awww, thanks, i learned from the master of cute :):):)
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MBPanther Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm who? I must watch them!!!!!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Just look in the mirror :):):):)
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MBPanther Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG gonna make me cry!!! You are far to sweet, and I have learned a fair bit from you too you know! You are an inspiration for me and I can't thank you enough for all the kind words and support!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You are very very welcome :)
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