Smilodon Saber-Toothed Cat Art Evolution

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Smilodon Saber-Toothed Cat Art Evolution

Since our process is so integral to our products, we thought you'd enjoy a "behind-the-scenes" look into how we craft our Smilodon and translate it into its finished forms!

We start by conducting rigorous research into each animal, poring through academic literature, and sometimes even studying their fossils directly. Eventually, we develop a skeletal reconstruction of our creature in a dynamic, yet wholly plausible pose. Next, we find an inspiration for the color of our animal, derived from a modern-day species (in the case of our Smilodon, a Clouded Leopard). Then, we set to work fleshing out a life restoration by building upon our skeletal, while integrating knowledge of the creature's musculature and tissue structure.

Once this process is complete, we translate both the skeletal and the life restoration into finely tuned and carefully stylized vector forms - preserving detail while permitting almost infinite flexibility of scale. Lastly, we superimpose the vectorized form of the skeletal on the vectorized life restoration to ensure perfect alignment, enabling us to achieve our trademark Fusion and X-Ray effects!


Facts About Smilodon

  • Smilodon fatalis (means "Two-edged knife tooth")
  • The saber-toothed "tiger" of the Americas
  • Lived during the Pleistocene and Holocene
  • Examples of other prehistoric saber-toothed mammals include Thylacosmilus, Machaeroides, Barbourofelis, and Hoplophoneus

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