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Thylacine by Pickleweasel360 Thylacine by Pickleweasel360
Made for the Extinction Creatures Contest at :iconnationalyarnographic: [link]

The Thylacine is one of my favorite animals. Often called a Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf, it's actually a marsupial, not a wolf or a tiger. The Thylacine resembled a large, short-haired dog with a stiff tail similar to a kangaroo. Unlike the kangaroo, it's pouch faced the opposite way. It had anywhere between 13 to 21 stripes from its back to the base of the tail, often why its called a Tiger. Most of the artistic renditions of this animal had cream colored bellies and a large white patch under the stripes. Its hard to tell from the few black and white photos the exact colorings. There are a few taxidermy examples, and they seem not to have those colorings. So that's why I decided to make it this way.

Drawing: [link]
Taxidermy: [link]

Blamed for a large number of sheep killings, the government placed a bounty on them in order to control the population. However more were killed then were claimed. That isn't the only thing that was believed to lead to their extinction. The extinction of its prey, disease, and competition from wild dogs introduced by Settlers were also factors. Many sightings have been reported, but no proof has been found that they still exist.

Here is one of the few photos taken of the real thing: [link] Here is a link to the wikipedia page where you can find out more: [link]
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CosmicRhapsody Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Love how you did the rear legs!  How'd you do it?
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lest5000 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Photographer
IT'S SO ***** CUTE Fanboy Emote 
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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lest5000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Photographer
wlcome
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SpiritstarArtist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Artist
<3
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work! :clap:
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, the poor old Tasmanian Tiger. Let's hope that geneticists WILL find a way to bring him back someday...

BTW, a great and original crafted figure. Faved!
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!
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lace910 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE! XD
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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kaelby Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, it looks lovely. great job! and thank you for informing me about such an interesting creature I didn't know anything about until now :)
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VB-lurvs-gummy-bearz Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Writer
HERMEGERSH.... Tazza :iconhappyheartplz:
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YarnHoardingDragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I say you can tell the lower back and bellies has a bit of a lighter coloring you can see it in the photos as well as the taxidermy ones. It may not be white but it's probably just a tad lighter. But I'm sure not all thylacines have that but it seems to be a common thing. I so adore this little guy, I really need to work on my soon :3 I may use it for the baby challenge on crafting-on-camera. ^.^ Give him a bonnet and diaper to make it really baby like. It's sad since there aren't really many pictures of their cubs...pups?....babies? Their babies wouldn't be called joeys right? I'm so confused.

But I like that you didn't add the slight coloration :D it's admire it :D I'm probably just used to the idea of their lighter coloration so I'm mostly likely biased. It is a very pretty Tasmanian tiger :D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool It looks very cuddly
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That has always been one of my favorite animals, from when I was a little child and read my first book about Australia. I'm almost obsessed with the hope that they are not really extinct.

You did a wonderful job with this!!
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Ceridwens-gallery Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
haha... awsome. I read about the contest and had exactly the same idea. I wanted to do a tasmanian tiger aswell. I doubt it would have come out as beautiful as yours though. It's gorgeous. You'll win for sure :love:
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Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cute animal with an interesting back story. :3
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HurricaneLeslie1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Awwww, he looks so awesome!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool. :aww:
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool! Well researched and thought out. I am pleased!!! :la:
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kellendraysia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful rendition of the Thylacine. Good proportion and structure. Wonderful job with the stripes. They look uniform and follow the natural pattern wonderfully. They are one of my favorite predatory marsupials. It's sad that they have been push to the brink of extinction. If not to extinct.
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SilverTwilight05 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thylacine! Great job, you got the shaping just right, and you have once again worked your magic with fabric markers.
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D :hug: These are the same ones I used for Bambi.
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starstruckk1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so cute! I want to hug it, but I'm afraid it looks itchy. Lol.
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! He is a bit scratchy, not as cuddly as my Snow Leopard haha.
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starstruckk1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww. xD
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LittleRedToyota Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Love this!! :heart: I hope you'll sell the pattern. ;)
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Maybe one day :3
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Looks just like the actual taxidermy one. Love the stripes.
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug: I tried to make it as close as I can. He's a bit of a chunky guy, but thats ok lol
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ChibiTorra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Aww, this is really cute! :heart:
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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