Monday, September 15, 2008
Since this blog will cover all sorts of species of prehistoric wildlife, I just did not want to limit it to dinosaurs. I've actually always been more fascinated with prehistoric mammals than dinosaurs. I'm not really sure why, maybe because many of the species lived in the time of humans. One of my favorite of these mammals is the all powerful Smilodon. The Smilodon is believed to have lived approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. What I found interesting was that is was thought to have been built more powerfully and stocky like a bear, rather than the sleeker big cats we see today. Here in my drawing, I went a little overboard with the cat's size compared to the vulture and the mammoth. I could try to say that the poor mammoth is a baby...but look at those tusks! Anyhow, the saber-tooth is in just as much trouble as it's prey, because that black stuff they are sinking in, is not water. I'm not sure if that is a look of aggression, or fear.