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Pelagornis by Svartluder Pelagornis by Svartluder
My rendition of the now extinct pelican, Pelagornis.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I almost thought it was a photograph, great job!
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VincenAngellis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Nice...
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vasix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the brown pelican vibe in this rendition of Pelagornis 
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ScaledOne Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Crocoducks are REAL ! REAL ! :O
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Clawedfrog Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's no pelican...
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing...can't say much more :)
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :).
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SporemasterHIMPO Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student
Holy mother fucking shit! Pardon my language but daaaamn! The realism, the everything!!! And also this guy was one the most badass birds that ever lived!
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks man xD. And indeed :).
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Leaubellon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Impressive work! You really bring it back to life.
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :). Although the life-like poses of your work really puts mine to shame :P. Time to do some practice. 
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Kevcatalan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is incredible! Im really admiring how you rendered the beak and face scales! Great piece
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. You can check it out in better detail here ;).
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Kevcatalan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really likeing your website!
if you dont mind me asking, did you use an photo textures on the painting itself? Or is it all hand painted?
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do use some custom brushes, most of them I made myself, but that's mostly for the ground work. And ofcourse I use a few that's just random spots and so forth to give variation to skin and such. I do however noodle a lot of it in with just a standard brush :)
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Kevcatalan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
how interesting! then you've done a good job using your texture brushes effectively. This easily my favorite reconstruction of Pelagornis
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again man :). I think I'm going to do some more birds when my current 3D stuff is done.
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Kevcatalan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I look forward to it!
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Says it in the description on the stuff ^^. I used no photo-textures. I rarely do nowadays. Creating textures and layering detail is probably what I enjoy the most with painting :p
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PaleoAeolos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well done... too pelican-like... but looks great
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's what I went for ;)
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elfik-traktor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
It looks so terrible, pelagornis never though that this bird could look scary
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you trying to tell me pelicans had teeth in the past? XD
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I was just joking XD
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sarcasm, doesn't work that well in text :p. For all I know you could think the earth is under 6000 years old ;).
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh please no, creatards give me headaches XD


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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :p.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't even get me started XD I always ask them how creationism accounts for atavisms and endogenous retroviruses, just to watch how they dig themselves into a hole. XD

But on the other hand, you cannot have high expectations of people who think the great flood carved out the grand canyon and that colorado river flows the opposite way than it actually does...
oh and don't forget all the animals on that wooden boat, that's the best bit XD
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... The level of denial is mind boggling :P
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
One of the best reconstructions I know of this animal so far :lol:
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :).
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
epic! really really nice!
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :).
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Lillejohn-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The detail on this is fucking sick! :) Looks awesome
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Svartluder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tack ;).
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