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Knife-Tooth - Smilodon Fatalis by HOULY1970 Knife-Tooth - Smilodon Fatalis by HOULY1970
Standard ACEO at 3.5" x 2.5" done in Graphite on 300lb arches cold pressed watercolor paper.

Original for sale on Ebay > [link]=p3984.cSELL.m315.lVI
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masonday Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ACEO-Addict Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
:star: This ACEO has been featured in our Club Journal for the graphite theme. :star:
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Wow a second one featured as well. Thanks again I appreciate it.
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ACEO-Addict Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I usually only feature one from each artist but graphite ACEOs are surprizingly scarce! You have so many, I wanted to feature more!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Well I appreciate you doing it. Graphite is my safety medium ... I've used it so long that I can make it do anything that I'd like.

I'm actually working on a handfull of ACEOs right now that I drew in graphite but am colouring with colored pencils over top of. A lot of the graphite detail still shows through. I had been doing that technique with watercolors over graphite but it's much easier to control with the colored pencils. live and Learn I guess :)
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TruthX10 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I like how you were able to make something that doesn't exist anymore look completely alive. Very cool. You should be proud.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks it's one of my favorite pieces. It's got a new home now, but I plan on doing future pieces to make up for it being gone.
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vtglassartist Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really good work, John. Not a cat that I would want to share my house with, though.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Yeah probably not the best choice for a housepet.
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JPCespedes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
It looks great, so fierce and majestic, just like hey must have been.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Thanks JP
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JPCespedes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
NO problem.
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
i like the texture you gave to the fur.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Thanks George
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
no problem.
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RooCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Nice kitty, pretty kitty, don't bite me, kitty!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
haha .. Silly
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RooCat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
How would that be for a pet? I think not. I had a cat, Munchkin, whose canines you could feel the tips of just below his lower jaw. Too bad I neutered him young. I might have been able to start a line of saber toothed cats with him. :D Probably would have been a viable market for them.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Haha ... you know over the years I've had a few cats like that as well. They'd drool a lot when they purred.

As for the market I bet you that you're right. People would pay good money for them. Look at the exotics they are already breeding.
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RooCat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Munch didn't drool but his lip was dipped way down around the canines but met at the top so I think his lip accommodation helped keep him from drooling. Yes, I was thinking that, like polydactyls, there would be a niche market. I have a Scottish Fold right now, not because they are exotic but I love the temperament and personality and like the cobby body look. People will pay for anything that they find cute or unique. Ah, I guess I missed out on being the known founder of a new saber toothed cat breed. It helped that he was solid black with yellow (not gold) eyes - miniature saber toothed panther.
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Sounds like a beautiful cat. My Brother has an orange tabby that has elongated fangs right now but he too is neutered and very very old. My two girls here are both fixed as well. So I'm out of luck too haha
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RooCat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Ah, well, our fanged cat breed in the dust before we even get started. ;(
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Guess so ... I'm surprised that no one else had thought of trying it though.
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Kuihej Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
I'm bidding on it now. I hope that I can win it! It's a very nice drawing!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Cool, so were you the winner ?
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Kuihej Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Sadly no... I got out bid and didn't have enough money to buy it. I loved your other works on ebay, I'll have to try to win another some time!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I've got 7 more finished. Maybe I'll do another Smilodon tonight.

I won't be putting them up until after the 25th though. Some kind of strike/protest about Ebay's policies going on between the 18th and 25th.

I'll wait until things are back to normal after that.
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