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Paraceratherium by Harry-the-Fox Paraceratherium by Harry-the-Fox
Finally back!
And I decided to come back with an animal I've wanted to do for ages- the Paraceratherium (better known as the indricotherium for anyone that watched the BBC's "Walking with Beasts").

This work was done by a new technique by collecting photographs of museum displays and also skeletal/anatomical diagrams (in this case of both the paraceratherium and the rhinoceros to double check how the flesh joins on) and drawing the animal over the top to ensure maximum accuracy.
Of course, there are some obstacles- a lot of displays and diagrams arrange the bones slightly differently- and there seems to be a HUGE discrepancy between different reconstructions over how long the neck vertebrae and the overall neck itself actually was- with some suggesting something much shorter (closer to most modern ungulates) and some other lengths very long indeed. I cautiously angled towards the slightly shorter end of the spectrum (though still vastly longer than some have depicted it). These proportions are roughly how most paraceratheriums are depicted.
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:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! 
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Great job!
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:iconharry-the-fox:
Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
:)
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indricotherium!! :D haha great style :)
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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