Friday, March 4, 2011

The Terror Bird Gallery

Welcome to ART Evolved's March Gallery: Terror Birds!  
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If you want to add your piece to the Terror Bird Gallery, send in your art to!

Terror Bird Attack sketchpaint by Glendon Mellow

An Unusually Tender Titanis by Trish Arnold

Dapper Phorusrhacos by Trish Arnold

 Hypothetical Juvenile Phorusrhacos by Taylor Reints

Late Miocene Patagonia by Bill Unzen

During the late Miocene, a pair of Devincenzia pozzi dominate the carcass of the giant sloth Pyramiodontherium scillatoyanei. The scene attracts assorted scavengers including the adjutant stork Leptoptilos patagonicus, the giant teratorn Argentavis magnificens, and the sabre-toothed metatherian Thylacosmilus atrox. All species represented are known from the Messinian (Montehermosan) Age of Argentina approximately 6 million years ago.

Devincenzia pozzi by Bill Unzen

Patagornis marshi by Bill Unzen

Kelenken guillermoi by Bill Unzen

Kelenken guillermoi by David Tana

This phorusrhacid lived in Argentina around 15 million years ago during the Middle Miocene.  With one of (if not) the largest bird skulls known, this animal was an agile, active hunter, but probably wouldn't have turned down a free mean if it stumbled across one. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 on a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet. 

Terror Bird! by Craig Dylke

A Sketch and Colour Version of Paraphysornis brasiliensis by vultur-10

No More Feathered Terror Birds by Albertonykus

Read Albertonykus' rant on feathered terror birds here!

Terror Bird Classroom Sketch #1 by Peter Bond
(sketching without references = nostril in the wrong place!)

Terror Bird Classroom Sketch #2 by Peter Bond

A Really Really Big Bird by Peter Bond
Phorusrhacos longissimus by Mo Hassan
Digital illustration created using photograph and MS Paint.

 Terror Bird by Christopher Hutson

Kelenken by Sarah Snell-Pym

Kelenken is one of the largest of the heavy set meat eating Terror Birds, found in Argentina. The bird dates from 15 million years ago. The drawing is a just a rough out line of what I think the bird looked liked.
Terror Birds by Smnt2000

 (left to right) Titanis walleri, Kelenken guillermoi, Dromornis stirtoni and Gastornis giganteus.

And there we have it, ladies and gentlemen!  The end of this month's Time Capsule: Terror Birds!  

The next gallery opened will be Hadrosaurs on May 1st!  We expect a massive turn-out for this popular dinosaur group, so get out the paints and pixels and send in your Hadrosaur Art to!