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I believe you made a grave error in the distance between you and me; there's too little of it.

Smilodon were not known for their incredible speed...

Over long distances.

As an ambush predator, Smilodon, such as Argent Fatalis, have incredible acceleration and pouncing ability; able to hurtle toward a target before it can even dare attempt to react, particularly those unaware of the predator's presence. At absolute best and across the shortest distance, the human body can attempt to send nerve impulses at around one-hundred-twenty meters per second.

What's the actual average reaction time for a human being from the moment of input to physical reaction?

Slower than Argent's pounce.

This lovely piece, all about a massive feline in motion, was produced by the talents of Maquenda; she has an incredibly fast turn around provided she gets active input from the commissioner, and the quality of her work? I believe it speaks for itself, but I'll say it too.

Beautiful.

Artwork Maquenda 2013
Characters Argent Fatalis 2013
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dav2879 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Wow!
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Thank you! Maquenda's work has a very distinct feeling to it.
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Supersplashpuppy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
MY HOLY FRUKAN GOSH!!
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I take it you like it? I certainly do.
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Supersplashpuppy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
yes i love it.
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caligis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!  I disagree that there is no movement, you can see the right hind paw digging for traction and the position of the front paws is very dynamic.  Awesome work on the color and detail :D
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you, Caligis - Maquenda really did put a lot of energy and motion into this commission, and I'm glad to see people are still recognizing this piece for its quality.
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RegulaDestroya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Maquenda is an amazing artist
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ArgentFatalis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
She truly is, I love her work, enough so that in the near future I am commissioning her again.
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ljsraksha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow, this is amazing!
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