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Thylacine by Ravenari Thylacine by Ravenari
Ballpoint pen sketch (Kilometrico) on unlined Paperblanks stock.

Mostly in honour of the serious scientific expedition to look for a Northern Queensland population after discussions with credible witnesses. Here's hoping James Cook University yields something awesome. (They themselves say positive results are slim to 'stretching the bounds of the imagination' but it'll be the kind of expedition that will yield results on other animals too, which is a good thing.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
I am tickled t hear about the expedition; especially since the first thing that came to mind when I saw this was William Dafoe's "The Hunter". This image is right in line with "The Goddess", and an animals who I really find such a great deal of interest for me. You have made such a great tribute and such an elegant one. :love:
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed re: that expedition, be interesting to see what they find, I'm sure there'll be sightings of other rare marsupials and tree kangaroos too, so that'll be really awesome Heh. :D
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. : D the flowers are so delicate and lovely~
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. (:
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Love this with The Thylacine and the roses. I always love this animals and I always hope their are still around
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so too.
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student General Artist
it been so lovely if some animals were found that thinks is gone
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Pliksh-Gallery Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. Super impressive
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Solfugo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Amazing work go look my animation please 😎 : solfugo.deviantart.com/art/Mr-…
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lpsajwolflover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Good job! I hope the tazmaien tigers aren't really extinct.
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SeaSerpentine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if they are, science will bring them back someday.
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lpsajwolflover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, all they need is some of their DNA.
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SeaSerpentine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they're currently sequencing their genome.
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lpsajwolflover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Really?!
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SeaSerpentine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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lpsajwolflover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That's amazing
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SeaSerpentine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.

Specifically, they already sequenced the mitochondrial genome, they just have yet to sequence the nuclear genome.
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tanaraq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Expedition, really?
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Very belated, but yes, really! You can read more about it here at Australian Geographic: www.australiangeographic.com.a…
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Shadowdragon1542 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Very pretty. Nice work. 
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Sighter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Oh. Thylacine in black and white. Kewl.

Really shiny workmanship.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work.  I've always been fascinated with Thylacines.  :)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
They are so fascinating, I love them. :D
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SayjoIsHeathen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Looking forward to the results of the Expedition. For some reason I feel connected to the Thylacine and it would be great if the survived humans. 
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, it'll be really interesting to see how that goes.
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JamJams Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such amazing work.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :D
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely sketch, and I hope they find some!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And I hope so too. Even if not, it's nice to think about.
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
We need to clone from the few tissue samples that exist. 
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately we're far from being able to clone them - we still don't have a complete genome, and only partial genomic sequencing. To say nothing of recreating that and finding the right incubator etc. At best, we have about 10-20 years before it becomes a reality, and even then, there's still very low odds that anything would be viable (i.e. that's just to clone an extinct animal, which hasn't happened yet, anywhere in the world). The leading experts are pretty condemning of the overall idea that it'd be a success; though it's definitely still worth the attempt! The initial Thylacine Cloning Project was shut down in 2005. But who knows. :)
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Well I am hopeful for the expedition and for cloning ^_^.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
This is marvelous, and so is the chance of actually finding some thylacines!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Right??? Tbh while a lot of people hold out hope, I've been like most scientists in Australia for some time like 'it's a nice romanticised thought but it's a very romanticised thought.' But these are credible sightings and who knows, the Night Parrot was declared extinct here for 78 years, and we found a population in 2013, and then another population on the other side of the continent this month! So...miracles do happen here. :)
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
I will keep my fingers crossed!
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Kelii Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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