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Rhinoceros 1515 by Almacan Rhinoceros 1515 by Almacan
I created this work based on the rhinoceros which "Albrecht Durer" drew in 1515.
"Durer, never actually saw a live rhino and based his drawing on a brief sketch and a letter.
The rhino that inspired Durer's drawing was given by an Indian sultan to King Manuel of Portugal in 1515.
the Portuguese king sent the rhino as a gift to the pope.
However, the ship carrying the rhino sank in a storm and the unfortunate rhino was drowned."
( Quotation from "A History of the World")
The composition that divided top and bottom was made as a result of adding the
gravity of the death to the rhino of the hung machine.

Modeled and rendered with Shade.
Composition and tonal correction with Photoshop.

For reference Albrecht Durer's Rhinoceros.
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Given 2010-12-07
Rhinoceros 1515 by ~Almacan. A stunning composition with highly detailed modeling and texturing. ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by KeremGo )
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Almozinjo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Surrealistic, simvolical
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AngoraRabbitST Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
amazing!!!!
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:iconc0ver-ur-eyes:
c0ver-ur-eyes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wicked!! I love it :D
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:iconjonniecrow:
jonniecrow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Very nice. I like the addition of the reflection skeleton.
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfectissimo
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:iconertyng:
ertyng Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
well nice work!! :) is veryy nice i want to know how u done this pict so amazing! :)
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:iconallart:
Allart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
!!!
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:iconmushroomteaforfree:
Mushroomteaforfree Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that is amazing, you are very good!
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome rendered artwork
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just too awesome! :D
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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:iconliveronthefritz:
LiverOnTheFritz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I actually heard the metal creaking when I saw this... fucking excellent work.
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:iconnotcreepy:
NotCreepy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
...so detailed...great!
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:iconashenbones:
AshenBones Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, sinister and beautiful! I love your steampunk gallery, your eyes wanders around all the endless details and strange features. I could stare at it for ever.
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narpappa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow! Its amazing!
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:iconwhiteowl152:
whiteowl152 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing !!
:wave:
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thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A most awesome rendition of Durer. That's always been one of my favorites, ever since I was a kid, if only because the rhino came out all fantastical because, as you stated, the circumstances with which he had to work. Other favorite artists as a kid: Hieronymus Bosch.

<strange kid
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent work.
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:iconjua-kama:
jua-kama Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
amazing work!
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:iconferpriegoh:
ferpriegoh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
impresionante, me has dejado con la boca abierta de asombro.
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Voodoo4udo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
wonderful quality!
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:icongibsart:
gibsart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Fantastic work !
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wagbag2000 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I am in awe of this artist! Too,too hard to put into words!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Well done.
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:iconsamsoe:
samsoe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow ..It's very detail, I like it very much
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:iconneedle-in-the-groove:
Needle-In-The-Groove Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess all i can say is WOW..
this is awesome, as in: i am in awe.. :O
really beautiful :)
:ahoy:
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EtiquetaNoDedao Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Awesome!
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work, incredible concept, very surrealistic, reminds Salvador Dalì style.

And, besides that, the render is incredible too, it seems more a real painting than a render.

You have done an amazing job. Congrats.

Ric
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CaligatumDementis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
wwwooooooooooooooooow
is awesome
fantastic
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:iconsilverb:
silverb Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
:salute:
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:iconclador:
Clador Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
wonderful
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guitargod874 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
my god what have i been smoking.
this is amazing, love it
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:iconvecboy:
vecboy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I pent 30min watching this piece. Is amazing. And the details... My god!
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I've always admired Durer's drawings, and this is also to be
admired in it's own right. I did not know of the history.
Thanks for sharing.
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gelimo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I don't have words....
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:iconvincent-d:
Vincent-D Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
simply amazing, i love light, texture and idea
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:icontwilightsweetie:
TwilightSweetie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Artist
... Wow! Mind blowing.
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:iconiwantsoaping:
iwantsoaping Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
WONDERFULL
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Exaid-2v Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Awesome =D
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:iconmysticross:
mysticross Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
at the same time, it looks so surreal too :O
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red-iguana Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Albrecht Durer is one of my favorite all time artist. i love it when people reinterpret his work, especially the rhino as it leaves us with so many possibilities.
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:iconobsidianeyez:
ObsidianEyez Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Gorgeous! Reminds of the creatures from Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
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:iconshizuri-chan:
Shizuri-chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing this is so awesome
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:iconekasatya:
ekasatya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome....
:D
I like it..
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   General Artist
A Steampunk Rhino... This. Is. Perfect.

Congrats on the DD. This just make me all kinds of happy.
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:iconarchann:
archanN Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
fabulous, wow
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:iconcatalystofthesoul:
CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I clicked on this because it reminded me of Durer's artwork. :) Brilliant job! You've totally captured it!
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FatherWolf1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice dude...
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:iconcharliehartford:
CharlieHartford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Awesome!!! Amazing to look at.
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