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Smilodon fatalis
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Published: April 16, 2012
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Smilodon fatalis. Pleistocene of North America.
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AndromedaInTheStars's avatar
So beautiful and inspirational! I feel like I'm in a time warp :)
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SmerjeevskiHobbyist General Artist
Roman, absolutely fantastic work, your skills at rendering these guys life like is second to none. I have a question regarding your findings about the proportions of this cat, particularly the sloping back. I'm in the middle of a reconstruction project of smilodon fatalis and I too found that given a more "correct" horizontal orientation of the pelvis and the reach of the back legs it seems inevitable for the back to be somewhat sloping. Your rendering is the only one that depicts this kind of condition, so if you have any thoughts on the matter I would love to hear. Again awesome work, keep it up. 

sincerely, 

Serge Merjeevski 
RomanYevseyev's avatar

Hi Serge. Thank you. I just used pictures of skeletal exposures savepic.net/4123602.htm, savepic.net/4120530.htm . A lot depends on how a slope put humerus. But even if put the spine in a completely horizontal position, the back inevitably acquire at least some, but visually noticeable slope, because the front limb girdle lies volume and strong muscles

However, it seems, with the back slope I a few overdid...

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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
that yawn! :D
Amazing! =)
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! =)
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SameerPrehistoricaHobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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SameerPrehistoricaHobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome
arachnophile's avatar
Oh no, THANK YOU. You have NO idea how much I wish I had your talent both artistic and paleontologic! (If that isn't a word, it should be!)


When I see something truly great, I try to comment on it.
RomanYevseyev's avatar
Well, it's just a photo collage. These pictures you can be easily stamped with certain skills in photo manipulation.=)
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TacimurHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic in every detail! :)
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Thanks for the comment=)
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alpharaptor6Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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alpharaptor6Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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JWArtworkHobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! :) I guess the background-photograph was shot at the same location as this one: [link] ;)
RomanYevseyev's avatar
Thanks=). Yes, this photo was taken at the same location=)
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JWArtworkHobbyist Digital Artist
I knew it! :w00t:
RomanYevseyev's avatar
I "spill the beans" =D
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JWArtworkHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, well I rarely use one location twice, although I have to admit that I've used the same location in these two picures: [link] and [link] :D
RomanYevseyev's avatar
Twice used the texture of the substrate?
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