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Evolution project by NTamura Evolution project by NTamura
Some 30 drawings commissioned for an upcoming documentary about evolution. From left to right and top to bottom: ADN, proto-cell, prokaryote cell (bacteria), Eukaryote cell (flagellate), colonial protozoans (planula), Kimberella (possibly the oldest known Bilaterian from the fossil record), a Vetucolian (enigmatic animal that could have been basal deuterostomian), Haikouichthys (one of the earliest vertebrate), Arandaspis (one of the earliest jawless fish), Guiyu (the earliest known bony fish), Psarolepis (a basal Sarcopterygian), Panderichthys (another sarcopterygian close to the ancestry of the tetrapods), Tiktaalik (the famous fishapod), Acanthostega (early tetrapod), Ichthyostega (another early tetrapod), Hylonomus (the earliest known amniote), Ophiacodon (a basal synapsid), Biarmosuchus (a basal therapsid), Thrinaxodon (a cynodont), Adelobasileus (the earliest known mammaliaform), Eomaia (the earliest known Placental), Purgatorius (a basal plesiadapiform, once thought to be a mesozoic primate), Plesiadapis (a plesiadapiform), Aegyptopithecus (an early haplorhine), Proconsul (an early hominoid), Ardipithecus ramidus (an early Hominini), Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens.
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JGBArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Its an interesting scenario I think, but what about if our Human ancestors were less-chimp like in the way they physically appeared and more Gorilla like. What if our ancestors resembled and were closer to Gorillas than Chimps? How would we physically look? How much of a difference you would think be there?
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NTamura Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
That's an interesting thought...
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the choice of 'ancestry', its great to see evolution described without archaeopteryx involved somewhere XD Although I know its for humans, but you would be surprised where that little fella turns up! May I ask what documentary this was commissioned for, I'm interested? :)
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Ragameechu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, that's impressive.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thanks.
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sandraks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Cool ;D
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NTamura Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thanks
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ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Ugh its a bit chavenistic for my liking, (cuz out of all the diverse/intresting tetrapod linages the "line" can branch off to after tiktaalik from sinornithosaurus to gorgonopsids to pantodonts to thoosuchids to huayangosaurids to burnetiamorphs to Labidosaurus to probainognathians to cetiosaurids to dissorophoids to phorusrhacids to nanchangosauridae to a´stopods to rhamphorhynchids to climacoceratids to adelospondyli to oligobuninae (c wat i did there lol? :P )) it went to those particular cliche examp. to umbrella-tize the idea of evolu., but the piece is still neat to! I like the part of the Kimberella illustration!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thanks for the extensive comment...
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Interesting although in reality the Homo sp. males would be far more likely to carry the spears.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Yes, maybe but I wanted to depart from how this is generally represented...
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SilverBeastLaguz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice seeing a female version of once.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thanks!
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SilverBeastLaguz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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HawtaMarx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
should have been a male!
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skyvalr Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fascinating piece! But if I'm not mistaken, isn't the Human Lineage H. Habilis, Eregaster , then Heildbergensis? Granted with some of the older specimens offshoots would have to stand in for actual ancestors.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yeah, I think it is the current view nowadays: H. habilis -> H. ergaster -> H. heidelbergensis -> H. sapiens...
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packersleo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
EPIC!!

Thank you so much for doing this. I'm trying to conjure up a good evolutionary piece in my mind and this is a huge help!

Leo
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NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconhybridrex:
HybridRex Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
This is just awesome!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thanks!
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eLeMENTALgz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool :-)
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vinhavatar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
The ADN looks like pure scribbles.
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Paleohyperspace Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing something just like this, although I'm trying to include every life form that either is a direct ancestor of homo sapiens or is a direct offshoot of the lineage.
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NTamura Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Good luck with it! I find it to be not such an easy task...
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Paleohyperspace Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I'm finding that out for myself. I'm still on the first rough draft (I plan to make at least three before the final version) and I'm only up to the Jurassic. And then there's the added complication of learning about creatures from earlier periods that I didn't know about when I started.
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Feh-ji-no Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student
Wait, what documentary, jw?
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Willpagan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This is a fantastic picture. I think a complete poster would show both male and female. Please keep up the great work.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you! :)
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Selladorra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
..A joke, yes?
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A joke no
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Selladorra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More laughs for me!
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JaySapuSmells Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you!
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JaySapuSmells Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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ChachiTonks Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant <333 Absolutely brilliant. The transitions make me happy.
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NTamura Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thanks!
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ethanbarnes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wow...boobeis
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FartSmasher Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I've been searching google long and hard for a elocution chart that isn't the size of a peanut! YAY! and this is the only chart I've ever seen done with 'cave ladies' instead of 'cave men'

This is awesome, It has everything I wanted to see :) Mind if I reference sketches from this? I'm going to do additional research for each stage.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Sure, no problem! Thanks.
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sickchickjay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Thank you very much for this awesome picture!

I just read Shubins Your Inner Fish and now I finally know how all those animals mentioned in the book look like! :boogie:
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NTamura Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
You are welcome and thanks for the mass faves! :)
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Dr-Purple Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting, nice work
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christofferkarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Cool. Got a meaning too
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coldpudding Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
this is beatutiful drawing and coloring :iconiloveitplz:
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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PeaceFrog777 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is a great picture! I love how you showed the step-by-step process of evolution.
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pommegenozide Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Nice~ really reminded me of those science posters seen in science labs back in my old days :lol:
Good job!
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Villje Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Good picture, but the theory its bullshit.
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