Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Elephant Gallery

Welcome to the new year and the new time capsule - The Elephant Galley!
Dumbo, Manny, Barbar, Stampy, Tantor, Horton, Mr. Snuffelupagus, and Oliphaunts are famous elephants in pop culture.   Large tusks, distinctive ears, long trunks, and hair (sometimes lots!) are distinctive features for this group of animals.  The Proboscidea order has been around since the Eocene.  Mammoths went extinct in the late Pleistocene, while Asian and African elephants wander the Earth today. 

If you have a submission you'd like entered into the Elephant Time Capsule, please send it to artevolved@gmail.com.

Now, shine up the tusks and pack the trunk, it's time for the Elephant Gallery!  Enjoy!

African Elephant Profile by Lucy Walsh

Cretan Dwarf Elephant (Elephas creticus) by Mo Hassan

Colour pencil illustration.

American Mastodon (Mammut americanum) Skeleton by Mo Hassan

Graphite pencil illustration drawn from mounted specimen at Natural History Museum, London.

American Mastodon (Mammut americanum) Life Restoration by Mo Hassan

Marker pen illustration on acetate with photo background (by Billy Lindblom - from Wikimedia Commons)

Christmas with Helgar by Sarah Snell-Pym

A Family of Mammoths by Natasja Den Ouden

Woolly Mammoth and Friend by Craig Dylke

Woolly Mammoth by Stuart Phelps

Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) by Mo Hassan

Colour pencil illustration.

Woolly Mammoth by Peter Bond

(with photo background by Craig Dylke)

Mammoth by Lucy Walsh

Baby Mammoth by Lucy Walsh

Shropshire Mammoth - A4 Lino Print by Rachael Revelle

Gomphotherium angustidens by Mo Hassan

Graphite pencil illustration.

Phiomia aerridens skull by Mo Hassan

Graphite pencil illustration drawn from specimen at Natural History Museum.

Gomphotherium productum by Bill J. Unzen

Amebelodon floridanus by John Meszaros

A small herd of Amebelodon shovel-tuskers tromping through a Slash Pine-Saw Palmetto Scrubland in Miocene Florida.  The two big "cats" in the foreground are Barbourofelids or False Sabre-tooths, which are not directly related to Smilodon and other big felines.  Although this pair is probably large and strong enough to take down a full-sized Amebelodon, they know better than to tangle with these proboscideans unless they absolutely have to.

Mammoth by David Mass

Mammut americanum by David Tana

Mammut americanum, a proboscidean that still lived on the American continent until around 11,000 years ago. It was the woodland cousin of the more famous grassland elephantid, Mammuthus. Colored pencil on paper

There we go, Ladies and Gentlemen - the Elephant Gallery!

ART Evolved's next time capsule will be Terror Birds, so grab those pencils, dust off the tablet, and illustrate one of there scary critters!

The deadline for submissions is February 28th 2011, and you can send them in to artevolved@gmail.com.


Albertonykus said...

I especially like the mammoth building a snowmammoth!

I'll get something done for the terror birds. (In fact I already have a potential submission, but I'll whip up something new, too.)

Mo Hassan said...

Nice work all! Rachael, I LOVE the lino print!!

davidmaas said...

Great stuff... I'll try to do some speedpaint mammoths at least.

Rachael Revelle said...

Another great gallery.

Strong and interesting 'family'compostion from Natasja. Particularly like the way the tusk forms a neat diagonal at the top of the picture.

Mo, you've worked you socks off! Lovely drawings. I always like your line drawings of skeletons particularly.

Lots of humour, especially from Craigs googly eyed mammoth and snow mammoth!

My favourite, however, is Peter's Mammoth. A powerful and natural pose, as always, with movement and majesty.

Thanks for the comment Mo :-)

Peter Bond said...

Wonderful gallery! Check out the two new additions by Bill J. Unzen and John Meszaro!!! Great stuff!

Thanks Rachael! I also love your lino - such movement there! Especially in the sky. I also really like Lucy's elephant profile and Mo's Gomph. Great stuff guys!

davidmaas said...

Speedpaint: http://www.drip.de/?p=1215

Peter Bond said...

Cheers David, your dramatic piece has been added the gallery!

davidmaas said...


Rachael Revelle said...

David, I love it, love it.

davidmaas said...

Thanks Rachelle. That bold lino print of yours was a great kick-in-the-ass to try my own. It's like, paleo Munch.

Mo Hassan said...

Thanks Rachael and Peter! Post coming up very soon on The Disillusioned Taxonomist (and probably cross-posted here), more details on the Phiomia and Mammut and some other still-life drawings from the Natural History Museum.

VasikART said...

The Woolly mammoth and friend picture looks so cute and you feel like cuddling it if you had the chance!