Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Prehistoric Elephant - Platybelodon

Second in my weirdo elephantidae series after Deinotherium, Platybelodon!  Possibly the weirdest one.  I love their heads.  They're called "shovel tuskers" for a reason.



Something I learned: Google image search any prehistoric elephant and there's a decent chance you'll get a picture of one standing next to a girl in a bikini.  The more you know...

15 comments:

  1. I love your color palette in this one! :)

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  2. If I saw any elephant, prehistoric or otherwise, that was painted this well, I'D stand next to it in a bikini.

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  3. Very brilliant creature, and a gorgeous piece.

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  4. very nice works..i like your smart brush strokes...

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  5. That website is pretty much the most awesome thing on the internet, or close to it! I always liked how crude some of the images are pieced together. So very awkward. I wonder, have you ever seen Matt Barrett's blog? It's full of neat critters! http://mattpostsarthere.blogspot.com/

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  6. Katy: Thanks, I have seen Matt Barrett's blog! I love his dinosaurs (and sketches in general) :D

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  7. Tully, I just passed by your blog and I really like your work. Wonderful. Keep it up & Thank you!

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  8. Just found your stuff today. LOVE your paintings! That dragon you did for fun is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Excellent technique, and totally unprecedentedly obscure subject matter!

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  10. i must say, this is a perfectly balanced elephant. what a piece!
    well done, Laurel!

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  11. Great work as always, I hope I could learn from you as much as possible!

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  12. i think i speak in concert with many others when i say you need to publish an art book.

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  13. I really love this piece! awesome work!

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