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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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Rhinoceros 1515 by ~Almacan. A stunning composition with highly detailed modeling and texturing. ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by KeremGo )
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c0ver-ur-eyes Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wicked!! I love it :D
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:iconjonniecrow:
Very nice. I like the addition of the reflection skeleton.
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FabioKeiner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfectissimo
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:iconertyng:
well nice work!! :) is veryy nice i want to know how u done this pict so amazing! :)
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Allart Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
!!!
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Mushroomteaforfree Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that is amazing, you are very good!
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MindTuber Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome rendered artwork
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SilverVulpine Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just too awesome! :D
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BiBiARTs Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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