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Tatanka/American Bison/Plains Bison

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Freyfaxi

    Freyfaxi Adventurous

    Is a Musk Ox a relative of the bison ?
  2. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Only in so much as they are both cattle....
    Buffalo and bison are not the same animal. Typically, the big fluffy animals that people call buffalo are actually bison, while true buffalo look more like large bulls. The two are related though. Bison and buffalo are bovines (a subfamily of bovids), but bison are in a different genus from buffalo. Other relatives include antelopes, cattle, goats and sheep.

    There are two different species of bison: the American bison and the European bison. The American bison became the official national mammal of the United States when President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law on May 9, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

    The American bison is the largest mammal in North America. It grows to 7 to 11.5 feet (2.1 meters to 3.5) long from head to rump, and its tail adds an extra 20 to 23.5 inches. They weigh 930 to 2,200 lbs. (422 to 998 kilograms).

    Facts About Bison
  3. Sunfire

    Sunfire One Busy Little Bee QAV-BEE Contributing Artist

    And they can easily look in the passenger window of a full sized pickup without having to work too hard at it. LOL.
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  4. Harimau

    Harimau Eager

    Yes and no. Yes, they both belong to the Family Bovidae. No, the Bison belongs to the Sub-family Bovinae (cattle and their relatives) and the Musk Ox to the Sub-family Caprinae (Sheep and goats and their relatives)
  5. Freyfaxi

    Freyfaxi Adventurous

    Thank you :)
  6. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Yeah, it's still a WIP.
  7. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    looks good just the same.
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  8. Howy2012

    Howy2012 Motivated

    Loving it!

    How about an Aurochs?
  9. Harimau

    Harimau Eager

    Which one? Eurasian (Bos primigenius primigenius), Indian (Bos primigenius namadicus) or North African (Bos primigenius africanus)? The North African resembles the Eurasian in its morphology. The Eurasian auroch gave rise to the European or taurine cattle (Bos taurus taurus) while the Indian auroch gave rise to the zebu or indicine or humped cattle (Bos taurus indicus).

    Reconstruction of Eurasian auroch, (Bos primigenius primigenius)


    Reconstruction of Indian auroch (Bos primigenius namadicus)


    My own wish is for a zebu (Bos taurus indicus):


    Or this Malaysian variety (Kedah Kelantan zebu) which is the bull that is most familiar to me:

    Kedah Kelantan Zebu.jpg
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  10. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    Spanish bull all the way for me. Been waiting for a long time for its release.
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  11. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Working on the beard hair area, bringing it up the face next.

    BisonWork21.JPG BisonWork22.JPG
  12. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    lookin good Chris!
  13. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

  14. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    More beard work.






  15. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    something about his hair on his head makes me giggle every time I see it! Love it! (I know once it has maps it won't look like this)
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  16. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    We'll find our way through it though, we always do.

    I'd like to do a bit more on the head, and get the added hair geometry on the front legs, then hand it over to Laurie to add some textures for a first test.
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  17. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    That is seriously good modeling Chris. You really know your stuff.
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  18. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    The latest Bison work. Onto the front leg hair next.

  19. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    That's one busy UV Map there sir. ;)
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  20. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Looking so good.

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