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Megaloceros giganteus by rfcunha Megaloceros giganteus by rfcunha
While I was doing the last drawing about Thranduil, the Elvenking from The Hobbit, I remembered I had this illustration, which was made 4 years ago for a book about extinct animals.
Maybe Peter Jackson was inspired about this real giant beast that lived in Europe and central Asia around 7.000 years and had antlers reaching about 3.6m.

Megaloceros giganteus. "Extinct Animals: An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History" de Ross Piper, 2009. ISBN: 0313349878
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Milarcha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! :D
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Now that you mention it, he could have been inspired by this animal. The antlers weren't strange enough for a Cervaceles. :)
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MartinaKruljac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, he is so cute!!! snif
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes he is! =D
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Só quando eu vi de perto as galhadas desse cara é que deu pra ter uma noção boa do tamanho dele...
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
É... ao vivo deve ser impressionante mesmo!
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Aegileif Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Always wanted to ride such a cutie, much earlier than I saw Thranduil on his moose! With this height he could be a bus with a whole bunch riding on him!
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
This one was really colossal. It would be funny riding one of this! :D
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Aegileif Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Pfff, take your moose away, we have THAT giant!
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok, another note to my schedule events *checked* (gosh, I thought in something so bizarre... ahahahahaha! :D)
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Aegileif Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Tharanduilus Giganteus on his megaloceros giganteus or something more bizarre?
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Something like Anadriwen and Glenien with their own big elks facing the poor little Thranduil's elk.. hehehehehehehe
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Aegileif Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Hahaha, good one! Look Thrandy, mine's bigger! :D
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
an absolute beautiful creature.:heart: Wish they were still around!:tears: amazing work my dear!!
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rfcunha Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh! There were so many wonderful creatures I would love to meet... Those giants mammals should be stunning... I love them all! :love:
Thank you so much for your comment dear! :hug:
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes indeed, it would truly be a wonder and a blessing to meet the creatures of old!
and you're very welcome hon!:hug:
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