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Hunting Partner by TheModerator Hunting Partner by TheModerator
Thanks to :icondeltios: for this idea.

Before you mouth off, YES, this image is 'shopped, and YES, there are a few continuity errors (Internets to whoever lists them in the comments).

The use of raptors* for hunting is a practice that has been in place for thousands of years. The majority of the time, they are used as the sole method of capture, however, other weapons may be used in conjunction, such as the more traditional bow and arrow. I got the idea for this one after Deltios mentioned me having a hunting partner. I hate people (too noisy and stupid), but both eons are more 'raptor' than 'dragon' like, so it is conceivable they would be useful in either the retrieval or the initial capture of prey. So I decided to try and re-image what this would look like.

I think it went OK, but I could have done a lot better. I'll probably revisit this theme, possibly with the other lati. I dunno, so you best let me know in the comments.

Model is Copyright Nintendo, available here [… ] along with over 500 other pokemon models.
Model rigged and posed in blender, inserted into the image using GIMP.
Yes I vignetted it, it makes it more real, shut up :/
I'm the hunter striking the hella awkward pose, so if you'd like to copy/parody this, you're fine to do so, just let me know where it's going :)

*a 'raptor' is the technical name for any bird of prey, NOT, as some people thought, a dinosaur.
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Best hunting partner ever right there.
PhoenixFireBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Still looking for dem continuity errors.
TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
1) My hunting arrows have a 2 black 1 white fletching arrangement (those fins at the back of the arrow)
2) I have my hood up even though the weather was a tropical 21 degrees. I'm way too hot, as indicated by the severe vasodilation on my left hand
3) Stance is all wrong for shooting. My arm would be at a yaw of about 75 degrees relative to my chest here. Ideal firing pose is 90.
4) If I put my knife on my left side, I'd probably end up catching it with the bowstring when I fire. When I'm actually out and about, it's on my right.
5) Latios' lighting does match the lighting on me and the surrounding scenery.

Just a few for you ;)
Wait I thought continuity errors were like "The lighting on Latios is from the left while the lighting from the real scene is from the right" or something like that. Also wouldn't that jacket be bad for hunting because the long sleeves would get in the way of your flexibility (like drawing the arrow or somthin).
TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Well, yeah, you're right. I suppose that should read "reality errors".

Tbh, that hoodie is one of my favourites for hunting. The sleeves are narrow and when I tense my muscles (as happens when I draw back) they fill out nicely and it's very rare that any part of it gets in the way. It's nice and warm, it looks and feels traditional, and it's easy to clean.

I normally only have one shot at something, and since I keep an arrow nocked, it can't get in the way of quick-reloading, if that's what you're thinking ;)
PhoenixFireBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Actually I just noticed a past comment on this post about using luster purge on animals and brutally destroying them. It reminds me about how my classmate EXPLODED their rabbit. Have you ever exploded an animal?
TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
... I can safely say I have never exploded another animal. I know they CAN if you leave them dead a while, but that's not exactly a healthy thing to do.

Occasionally if I hit something particularly small/not very dense, the arrow would literally pass right through it and leave a mess that looks for all intents and purposes like it's exploded.

To put in some scale; an arrow travels at half the speed as a bullet, but can be four to eight times the weight. Momentum equals velocity times mass, and that means that your average arrow will carry two to four times the power of a bullet. Arrow heads are also bigger than bullets, so you generally transfer more of that force to the target. Summery: Bullets make really neat holes and really messy exit wounds. Arrows make a messy entry and either stay stuck in, or go right through and make a mess the entire time they're doing it. If you have a small/thin target, it can separate it in to two pieces, explosion style.
PhoenixFireBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Well that sound's fun. My friends were spinning around holding their rabbit. They spun so fast and accidentally let go. It flew into a wall and exploded. Also I forgot to say that I really like how your pointing and how Latios' body aligns to your hand. Also because of the rule of thirds whenever I look at it the first thing I usually see is your hand and Latios' head. Nice job!
TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Hmmmm... I think distinguishing between exploding and splattering is needed. A splat is an explosion that's falloff is hemi-spherical, such that a rabbit colliding with a wall would do. And rabbits are quite solid, so he must have been spinning pretty fast.

I just tested, humans can spin on their feet about 60rpm. An arm extended at 0.7 meters at 60 rpm will be travelling at r*w => 0.7*60*0.10472=4.39824m/s (or 9.83mph. Which is about as fast as a car in a 10mph zone.) A rabbit weighs about 2kg and is about 0.1 meters on it's shortest dimension. 2kg travelling at 4.398m/s has a horizontal momentum of 2*4.398=8.796N. This is less than negative vertical momentum of said rabbit after a second. Disregarding aerodynamic effects - on account of the fact it's a f**king rabbit - we rearrange s=t((u+t)/2) to make t the subject and insert the height of the human arm at release (1.5 meters) in order to determine that the rabbit would take only 0.553 seconds to hit the ground for someone roughly 1.8 meters tall (that's head, not arms). In this 0.553 seconds it traveled 1.5 meters downwards, it's traveled d=s*t => 0.553*4.398=2.43 meters forwards. 

So long as there is a wall closer than 2.43 meters, the rabbit hits it at less than 9.5 miles an hour. However this is slower than if we re-arrange another suvat and find out that if there is no wall, it hits the ground at a velocity of 5.4m/s, which is slightly more than the speed at which it was shot-putted. This isn't anywhere close to causing the kind of forces to cause it to explode. It most likely 
bounces slightly, small skin gashes are to be expected, possibly suffering internal bleeding and bone fractures. It's most likely to die of a heart attack from this happening, though organ damage isn't out of the question. But the amount of energy (energy = mv^ 2) 0.5*2*5.4^2=39.16 joules is nowhere near the order of an explosion; 1 gram of gunpowder (my bare minimum definition of an 'explosion') has 3000 joules of energy expanded when it explodes.

Conclusion; the rabbit did not explode.
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8bakon8 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering why there were so many examples of Latios' model  at ROE  studios. this explains it.
Anyway i don't post much here, however i just rigged a Sawk model and posted a screen. i was wondering where ROE studios was on deviant art.
do you represent the website?
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