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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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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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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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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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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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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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davidsudest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
prehistoric mummy and her cute paleocub ;-)
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
hehehehe, thanks so much :)
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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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winnie246 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
sweet
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Supersplashpuppy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
:3
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:iconspirit-the-artist:
Spirit-The-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General 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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Beast91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
cute ^^
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Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General 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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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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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Wow, thanks, how awesome :):):):):)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure... :iconheartflower:
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
OMG :omg: Yes!
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rababco Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture is amazing, I don't know how you do it but the fur is so realistic.
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only the cuddliest, but also one of the most majestic and beautiful reconstructions of smilodon I've seen. Bet this is pretty much what they looked like.
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Andorou-Khan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I don't think I've told you before, but you produce the cutest paleoart ever! :lol:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Awww, thanks so much :)
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SupremeFeline Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Awesome!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thanks so much :)
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured your wonderful work here [link] :love:
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Esmerra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
It looks like real. Well done
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Hah, I actually never thought of them like that, probably because they're usually portrayed as bloodthirsty predators rather than loving mothers. I can count the hairs on this one. Not that I'm going to of course. :D

Amazing. :)
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Liooness2000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
love it! it's so cute and real
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Ulfsark Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks great :D
i like it, great job!
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is amazing!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The scene is really impressive, as usual :)
Bones is a sign of... hunting, hunger, surviving... very detailed, indeed ;)
Textures on the rocks are great. Good job!
I like both... mother and child in such a lovely attitude. They're full. Besides, I love Smilodons ^^
Superb job on the poses and fur.
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blazingstorm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cute!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Many thanks :)
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful detail :D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Aww, thanks :)
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Seelenbilder Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
are so cute^^^^
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Thanks so much :)
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pigeongirl65 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
gorgeous love it so much
sooooooooooooo cute
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Many thanks :):):)
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Digital Artist
So cute! I like the details on the fur and the background overall.
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