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Smilodon Populator(updated) by Leogon Smilodon Populator(updated) by Leogon
Smilodon populator,South American sabertooth cat viewing his domain somewhere in Patagonia.
PS cs6 & Artrage & Wacom bamboo pen&touch in addition to 16 h. work of drawing and rendering.A present to all sabertooth lovers.;P

I appreciate any comment and critique to help me improve my works.:-)
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:iconmidiaou:
Midiaou Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconmidiaou:
Midiaou Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D;D
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional work Leogon!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem by RandyAinsworth  
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Just wonderful!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
:)
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I hadn't seen this one yet. Really nice work, he looks very formidable :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He is formidable indeed!:D Thanks for the visit.
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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:iconpaleopeter:
paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Majestic :happybounce: 

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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-)
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:iconlord-of-the-stars:
Lord-of-the-Stars Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
And who couldn't love such a pretty kitty? :)
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:iconwarwickbloodhunter:
WarwickBloodhunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shape of the head makes me think of a saber toothed capybara lol beautiful artwork though, well done.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well,I had no choice but following the outlines of the skull!!;P
Thanks anyway:-)
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:iconcebinc:
cebinc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!! So life like. Great job:D
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot;P
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:iconcebinc:
cebinc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime:D 
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! Love the detail as usual! :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:D (Big Grin)
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsilverheart2:
Silverheart2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just me, but I think the eye is a little small in proportion to the rest of the head. But other tha that, it's great! :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.It's a trait of machairodontine cats.Their eye sockets are not as big as Pantherines. However, it can be revised any time.:-)
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Silverheart2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, ok. I see! :D
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job^^
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks bro!:-)
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np^^
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:iconburgald:
Burgald Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:D (Big Grin)
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:iconburgald:
Burgald Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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:iconmartiitram:
Martiitram Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
:wow: It's amazing!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:D
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:iconsporediatrymisss:
SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Populator :heart:

You are fantastic at this! :D

Btw... what animal do you like to draw the most?
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly the cats:D But I love all other mammals and birds to draw nevertheless.
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okies! ^^
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:iconqueenelsafan2015:
queenElsafan2015 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love saber tooth tigers i want one as a pet what do u think
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't matter what I think dude!;-)
I love them too,but as a pet....I would never choose any other big cat let alone a Smilodon. Just remember,Felines are no Canines!:-)
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queenElsafan2015 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yep
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:iconromanyevseyev:
RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Nice! Your work is better and better=)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much dear Roman. I've learned a lot from your works.
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:iconnordlyset:
NordLyset Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Everything fits so very well!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot.:-)
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:iconsindos:
sindos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi hi! you did an impressive job here!!

I would like to offer you some advice if that's helpful… all the work you poured on the creature gets stolen by the picture you used for the background. It's a very poor quality photo! specially contrasts with the amount of sharp details on your subject.
I suggest you, if you want to keep using photos, to look for them at high res. You can apply them some blur for the far distances, but the detailing on the first layer (the closest to the creature) must remain consistent with the creature. The grass you added helps the subject to blend into the image: if you put a mask on the bases of the grass, you can blend them more softly to the photo with a gradient :)

I love what you are doing with this majestic prehistoric cats!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi dude!:-)Thanks for the professional comment.

I think you are quite right about the quality of the pic! It is a crop of a photo which I found on the net, re-sized it to a large one,then altered it as much as it was possible! The foreground and the grasses are added separately.Unfortunately I don't have access to high resolution pics,so I have to make with what i can afford.But I'm thinking of creating my in backgrounds in Vue xstream if I can.
About the mask on the grass bases,may I ask what kind of mask would suit it better?on how could I use gradient on them?I appreciate any help on this.:-)
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sindos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be too hard for me to explain it with words! here is a masking tutorial check it out: klayde.deviantart.com/art/Mask…
If you play with a gradient on the mask (black and white layer) all the black will be gradually merging into the background, disappearing c: 
I used this effect on the grass my characters are laying in: sindos.deviantart.com/art/Wetl… (old pic >_<)

Oh, and it's not necessary to buy photos, there are many high res (or at least, with nice resolutions) images out there! it's a matter of looking. It also helps to start with the picture and then drawing the character and not the other way round (because many elements clash! like light, pose… etcetera)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the explanation.I'll try the tutorial.:-)


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SaberToothedCatsFan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student
Perfect !!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!;-)
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