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  1. #21
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    How many of you have a Rhino character?

    Amira has brought our attention to the cause of the rhino's in South Africa as they are being killed by poachers at an alarming rate.

    I thought it would be a good idea to have DSA members do a tribute and maybe some art to help get the word out and get some donations going towards this cause.

    I have searched but because Rhino is the name of a software program, it's hard to find a free rhino but I have seen them in the past for both Poser and DAZ Studio.

    Many artists need inspiration to do their art and I was thinking maybe we could even use the images to create cards to benefit the cause which Amira might be able to sell but would need your release to do that.

    This is a topic for the community to look over and maybe help provide links to some free items for others to use or maybe some links to items for sale as if people need a reason to buy a rhino figure, now you have one. Pass the message along and if you do an image, post links here and guys... go comment on the images as this is a worthy cause because the rhino's are becoming more and more endangered every day.

    Amira, if you have links for legit groups fighting to save the rhino or would like to create such a group for this cause you believe in, provide some more information and let's see if we can galvanize our artists for a worthy cause.

    Let's see what we can come up with for this community project.


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    Shapeshifters AmirA's Avatar
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    After we had a great success with the Wild challenge, we decided to give back and why not help the rhinos as we were put on this earth to look after them for our kids and their generations to come.

    Members that want to partake in helping me and DSA fight this can add their rhino images here:
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...ages.php?c=177
    (any program, style, art, etc are welcome)

    Keep the following in mind please:

    * Need your permission if we may use it.
    * Need your credits and links (as this will be added with the image when printed).
    * Need your address and information as well.
    * I need 12 images of rhinos, but the more the merrier are welcome too.
    * Add our image link here, after you added it in the gallery so we can see your lovely renders. Can be resized.
    * The total image size can't exceed 1984 X 3071. That's the main area plus the main margins right up to where their cutter cuts the paper. The total image size can't exceed 1984 X 3071. That's the main area plus the main margins right up to where their cutter cuts the paper.
    * Mail me all the images please: amira@telkomsa.net

    In the start of this thread is links on facebook and petitions added already to use, but will update as I get more...

    Thank you for helping.
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    Last edited by AmirA; February 22nd, 2012 at 07:31 AM.
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    I would like to find the people responsible and give them a dose of their own medicine...

    Made this with a couple of images found lying around. I was like many people that believed this kind of thing was in the past. Obviously it has not stopped, as I keep finding information stating this is one the rise once again.



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    Shapeshifters AmirA's Avatar
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    Here is some info regarding the species of rhino we have and what the difference are as alot does not know them:

    The White Rhino: The white rhino's name derives from the Dutch "weit," meaning wide, a reference to its wide, square muzzle adapted for grazing. The white rhino, which is actually grey, has a pronounced hump on the neck and a long face.

    The Black Rhino: The black, or hooked-lipped rhino, along with all other rhino species, is an odd-toed ungulate (three toes on each foot). It has a thick, hairless, grey hide. Both the black and white rhino have two horns, the longer of which sits at the front of the nose.

    Size: The rhinoceros stands about 60 inches at the shoulder.
    Weight: Black Rhino: 1 to 1½ tons.
    White Rhino: over 2 tons.

    Habitat: Grassland and open savannahs. Black rhinos have various habitats, but mainly areas with dense, woody vegetation. White rhinos live in savannahs with water holes, mud wallows and shade trees.

    Diet: Vegetarian. Black Rhino - browser. White Rhino - grazer.
    Diet Description: The black rhino is a browser, with a triangular-shaped upper lip ending in a mobile grasping point. It eats a large variety of vegetation, including leaves, buds and shoots of plants, bushes and trees. The white rhino is a grazer feeding on grasses.

    Socialisation: Rhinos live in home ranges that sometimes overlap with each other. Feeding grounds, water holes and wallows may be shared. The black rhino is usually solitary. The white rhino tends to be much more gregarious. Rhinos are also rather ill-tempered and have become more so in areas where they have been constantly disturbed. While their eyesight is poor, which is why they will often charge without apparent reason, their sense of smell and hearing are very good.

    They have an extended "vocabulary" of growls, grunts, squeaks, snorts and bellows. When attacking, the rhino lowers its head, snorts, breaks into a gallop reaching speeds of 30 miles an hour, and gores or strikes powerful blows with its horns. Still, for all its bulk, the rhino is very agile and can quickly turn in a small space.

    The rhino has a symbiotic relationship with oxpeckers, also called tick birds. In Swahili the tick bird is named "askari wa kifaru," meaning "the rhino's guard." The bird eats ticks it finds on the rhino and noisily warns of danger. Although the birds also eat blood from sores on the rhino's skin and thus obstruct healing, they are still tolerated

    Lifespan: 35 to 40 years.
    Reproduction: Young are born after a gestation period of 16 months.

    Predators: Humans. Man is the cause of the demise of the rhino. In the wild, the adult black or white rhino has no true natural predators and, despite its size and antagonistic reputation, it is extremely easy for man to kill. A creature of habit that lives in a well-defined home range, it usually goes to water holes daily, where it is easily ambushed. The dramatic decline in rhino is unfortunate in an era of increasing conservation.


    Last edited by AmirA; February 16th, 2012 at 09:24 AM.
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    I signed the petition too and I really hope it will help!

    How big you need the images to print them?
    Last edited by Phoenixdrache; February 21st, 2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    Thank you for signing the petition.
    The total image size can't exceed 1984 X 3071. That's the main area plus
    the main margins right up to where their cutter cuts the paper.
    For the gallery you can resize it to show, but the main one you can mail me:
    amira@telkomsa.net
    Thanx sweety
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    Shapeshifters AmirA's Avatar
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    Daz3D has a rhino for sale but might be too costly for one's pocket, so here is some freebies found that might help with your renders. As I menthioned any style or program may be used - toon, 3d, sketch, etc.

    For Sale

    Rhino
    http://www.daz3d.com/i/shop/itemdetails/-/?item=322

    Zoo: Rhinolicious
    http://www.daz3d.com/i/shop/itemdeta...efid=577093841

    Toon Big 5 Rhino
    http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/-/toon-big-5?item=9949

    Arsinoitherium zitteli
    http://www.contentparadise.com/produ....aspx?id=14686

    Backgrounds
    http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/-/s...item=2569&_m=d


    For Free

    Rhino African animal
    http://artist-3d.com/free_3d_models/...p.php?uid=2513

    The Heavies Rhino
    http://www.3duniverse.co.za/-/the-he...23/productview

    More links
    http://mediagetgroup.com/search.html...&wm=137&sub=30
    Last edited by AmirA; February 22nd, 2012 at 09:27 AM.
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    Shapeshifters AmirA's Avatar
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    Here I will add our members and their art:

    1) Rhinos In The Sunset by Phoenixdrache
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...atid=newimages

    2) Facing Extinction! by Avros
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=7955&c=177

    3) A mother's love by AmirA
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=7971&c=177

    4) For The Cause by chimneyphish
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=7987&c=177

    5) Help Us by wolves
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=7999&c=177

    6) Rhino by nun2brite
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...ages.php?c=177

    7) In The Spotlight by Avros
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...8020&catid=177

    8) Extinction by Avros
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8021&c=177

    9) ... by Phoenixdrache
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8022&c=177

    10) ... by Phoenixdrache
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8023&c=177

    11) Death Sentence by SilverClawD
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8026&c=177

    12) Disapproving Eye by SilverClawD
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8027&c=177

    13) ... Are We The Last Of Our Kind? ...by Phoenixdrache
    http://www.dreamslayerartworks.com/g...p?i=8062&c=177
    Last edited by AmirA; March 13th, 2012 at 03:23 PM.
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    No animal should serve in sexual hungre. Let them take viagra to have their lust.
    We want to show our childrens children the animals in the wild of Afrika!
    I am glad to got this message and sign for this petition.

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    So very true sweety.
    Thank you for signing.
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