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Antique Rhine by Paleop Antique Rhine by Paleop
The Woolly Rhinoceros  is a large perissodactyl from the dry steppes of Northern Eurasia that died out at the end of the Pleistocene.
Due to the discovery of a mummified specimen and many cave drawings several details about the Woolly Rhino's life appearance are known. 
It is likely that the woolly rhino possessed a large hump, as hinted from the raised neural spines on the torso vertebrae as well as multiple cave drawings.
It's likely that a Population of rhinos from western Europe had a black belt pattern around their midsection as indicated by cave art from that area. Cave art from other regions show more plain rhinos.

I don't think the hump was as exaggerated as those in the cave drawings. To Clarify why: The humps in the cave drawings are more extreme than any mammal today (at least that I know of). On a more legitimate note, those cave paintings ere likely drawn from memory which leaves them vulnerable to a phenomena  similar to what :iconagentlemanscientist: described in his videos on Moth-man and the Flat-woods monster: Imprinting and exaggeration of noticeable features. 

Some things of note:
•The rhino's head is not bald, it is just the same color as it's but hair.
•The rhino is drawn from scratch and may not be 100% accurate in terms of proportions and scale. I however have tried to get it as close as I could possibily mae it.
•I should have done more research before making this.

Sources:
blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

Disclaimer?
I do not claim any of the reference pictures I used when drawing this as my own, As stated in this sentence, they are exclusively reference.
This rhino was drawn from scratch!

I would like to thank :iconijreid: and a member of the saurian discord who goes by the username Satan for bringing up some anatomical features I missed.
And a big thank you to :iconzoobuilder21: for providing references for Rhino muscle anatomy, (and for searching for pictures of rhino genitals) RIP Search History....


Print Info etc.
Prints are available for this art, and are at the default price (at least until I figure out how to use custom ones, then they will drop.)
There is a Woolly Rhino Avatar also for purchase, which is 50 United states cents.

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:iconowlbaskingshark:
Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how unique your reconstructions are! they're simple, yet intriguing. the only complaint I have is that they all seem rather dreary. I suggest making at least some of your animals slightly lighter colors. other than that, It's great!
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the advice!
I will likely add some more bright colors on some  future drawings  ;)
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Luca9108 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
I love the way you did the fur.
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so nice, man!
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:iconmrplcole:
mrplcole Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Misspelled "Woolly", two 'L's ;)


Grammar Nazism aside, I really like this one, great job!! :D
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SpinoSushi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both ways are correct way to spell it. Its a regional thing I belive like grey and gray
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:iconagentlemanscientist:
aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration! I like your comments about cave drawings and how they can be exaggerations ;)
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CoelurosaurianArtist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist
If you were to give an estimate of it's weight, what would it be? Great paleoart as always! 
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
About 15,000 lbs
but I don't know how to weight scale 

it appears the official estimate is 4,000–6,000 lb
I was off.....
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2017
Nice!

Glad to see that you drew the darker-colored flank band!
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
out of curiosity did you see the description?
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Yeah!
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:icontigris115:
tigris115 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Seems a bit on the small side.
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's sized right, I'm not your average sized joe.  (The horn may be short.)
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:icontigris115:
tigris115 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
How tall are you again?
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Average human: 5' 8''
Me. 6' 4''
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:icond-juan:
D-Juan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Okay I always had the impression the human in your scale made the animals look a bit small, now I understand the scale is correct.  
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:iconkirkseven:
kirkseven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
average human seems to be 5'5'' between males and females.
 
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EpicEiniosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Why the need for rhino genitals? Just curious, i'm not being weird I swear...
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:iconzoobuilder21:
zoobuilder21 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
coz accuratcy lol
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted reference in case I had to draw them.
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:iconanonymousllama428:
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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:iconmartythezebragod94:
martythezebragod94 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me likey!
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:iconbh1324:
bh1324 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Surprissingly detailed this one.
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:iconspeculatimsauru5:
SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  New Deviant
fuzzy ;)
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TheDiloRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of THE BEST Wooly Rhino reconstructions I've ever seen!
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
SO IT WAS A RHINO :D
looks great well done, i really liked this animal, in fact i really liked a lot of ice age creatures 
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
Woolly rhinos are a curiously intriguing animal to draw.
I don't know why...
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i think it's because they are so similar to a living creature that you feel an odd sense of nostalgia for it
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:iconacpre:
ACPre Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Is it me or does your art style getting more and more realistic? 
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe a little of both ;) 
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:iconacpre:
ACPre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
:-D
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