Fine art illustration of a Saber-Tooth Cat or Saber-Tooth Tiger (Smilodon californicus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Sabertooth Cat was completed on 6.18.2010. This was the second extinct mammal I had drawn, the first being a mastodon. It can be challenge when I don’t have base sketches or photos to work from on an animal. However, with the help of my mentor Carl Buell – who created the foundational sketch – I was able to illustration this very impressive extinct big cat. While there’s no consensus on what the outside of the mouth looks like in regards to the outside of the mouth. I decided the ‘open’ flaps where the tooth would snuggly fit.