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Last of their Kind by Nimrais Last of their Kind by Nimrais
This is my contribution to this year's RARE anthro calendar. The theme is 'Extinct Anthros' and I got the Thylacine. :)

I enjoyed drawing this one very much because I tried out a new coloring technique. Kaji taught me how to color in Photoshop only - and WOW, it's so much faster, easier and much more fun than with OpenCanvas :D

btw, Pre-Orders are currently open! Ordering + Info here: [link]

Thanks for looking! ^^
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
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:iconneomidna79:
NeoMidna79 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
So beautiful.. Yet so sad at seeing this. They didn't deserve to die.
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Sephiroth8745 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
there is something about this that...brings sadness to me.
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:iconevilx3mpire:
Evilx3mpire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
omg their tails are so cute
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Makayla5672418 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WHOOP.
GO THYLACINES
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:iconrussianthylacine:
RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Don't you guys ever say that they are gone forever, I have proof from last year that they may still live today!
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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It would be awesome if someone would find a proof that they still exist! They were such beautiful animals. :)
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:iconrussianthylacine:
RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I am still trying to find some proof, and they were the most beautiful animals out there. Such a creature of grace, peace and beauty. But we had to scare them away...
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I heard they were relentless in pursuit of prey and they killed by crushing the prey's skull in their jaws.
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RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
That is a fact, their jaws were large enough to crush the heads of their victims, but also some say that they died off due to that the food was also becoming rare, and then the Thylacine's ended up being hunted. Sad tales of horror.
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Humans are vermin...eventually the earth will realise this, and man will truely know what it means to be small.
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:iconrussianthylacine:
RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Yes.
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:icononivrask:
OniVrask Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep
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NinthTome Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I like it that you gave them culture as well, although not the same culture of the Tasmanian Koori...I think that would be suitable, but what you came up with works fantastically. Very imaginative!
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Yellow-Killer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
poor thylacines :( I wish they were still around.
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RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I wouldn't say 'wish'.
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Yellow-Killer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
what do you mean?
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:iconrussianthylacine:
RussianThylacine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I believe that they still do live, if you lived in Moscow last night you would have seen an interview with me talking and showing the skull of a newly found Thylacine while I went to Australia again. (You can most likely find the interview recored on YouTube or another website that contains videos). They may be alive still, I surely believe so. So I still wouldn't say 'wish'.
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Yellow-Killer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
ahhh
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WriteByNumbers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This is stunning! The raw emotion displayed, the lighting, the anthros themselves...it's beautiful! :D
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Awwww, cute! May I hug the girl?
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Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are those Tasmanian Tigers?

Quite sad scene, their faces speak for themselves.
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, though the proper term is Thylacine.
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Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is not "proper term", it is just another name for them. To me (Pole) that animal is known as "Wilk Workowaty" - that term isn't proper too, just because it's different that "Thylacine"?
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Nimrais Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, right! The story of those animals is a sad one too :/
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NevadaCoyotle Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The theme is so beautiful and so sad.
They seem to know that their time is coming to an end.
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storm1199 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awsome!
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes my heart hurt. But in the good way. ♥
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Lyfin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Do you know if there's a Red Wolf anthro?
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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, I have no idea o.o
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Heavenly-Succbus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
a rare breed dieing out it shows in the drawing wow
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:iconnn9:
NN9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Ouw Thats Not Good
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spore01Spyro10 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
amazing!
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estoshia3789 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow theyre so cute
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AnimeFan2003 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
This is amazing! You can really see they're thinking by looking at their facial expressions. Well done! :love:
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Meeshabishy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Wow, this would have to be one of my most favourite pictures I've seen on dA. It is so emotive, and the colours go really well together, and.... it's just plain awesome. :la:
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Nimrais Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Eeeks, thank you so much! I'm happy that you like it!
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EpicalIggy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flippin' love this
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Miynxe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a beautiful painting, and it makes me sad because i read about Thylacines not too long ago, and i know that the girl would die first and the male would be captured and put in a zoo D:
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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, quite a sad story :/ Thanks though! ^^
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:iconmiynxe:
Miynxe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just feel so bad for them </3

You're welcome :la:
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Haltaar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
truly awesome
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sealcheetahtiger Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
I LOVE THYLACINES. I used to be completely obsessed with them.
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:iconaisu-isme:
aisu-isme Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is so beautiful! The emotion in their faces is so heart wrenching. ;_;
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CatoriWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work.
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:iconfirestar-kelman:
Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Awesome work i like the colours and the shading you used to make it really come alive.
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MadanPatil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Superb! I wish to be an artist like you! :hug:
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EssyRandoms Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Beautiful :-)
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
but it's a male and a female. couldn't they make more? If not which one of them is incapable of the baby thing?
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