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.