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Gastornis by EsthervanHulsen Gastornis by EsthervanHulsen
Darwinius masillae (Ida) looks at gastornis. Both animals have been found in the Messel pit in Germany. They lived about 47 million years ago.

Look closely in the background, there are other animals hidden there (a prehistoric small predator, two woodpecker-like birds, a lizzard, an ant and a grass hopper).

Watercolor and gouache on board
37x52 cm

This image appears in the book "Ida", written by prof. Jørn Hurum and Torstein Helleve, and illustrated by me.

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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Super picture! Looks so full with joy!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
It's from that short period when birds ruled the Earth?
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Thank you.
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:iconbleskobleska-yandere:
I would love to buy the book Ida :3 Your work is amazing!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, would you want it in Norwegian, Dutch, Russian, French, Chinese or Japanese? :)
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
im norwegian i lreally liked this book and you're ilustrations are amazing! :D
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Å, tusen takk! Jeg er nederlands, og bor i Norge. :)
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
å kult :D
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:iconbleskobleska-yandere:
I'm Czech, so I can't speak in any of these languages, unless it's English (I learn Japanese, but I can't speak in it very well) :/ 
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very Nice
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Amazing work ! :wow:


Sadly it is thought to be a strict herbivore; ı want to believe it is; at least; omnivore into a degree
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
True. But the monkeys do not know that. :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Lol ! İndeed :D

I still think the most logicall explaination is Omnivore
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vanndra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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ACPre Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
 My most favorite Giant Non flying Bird of Cenozoic era <3 ! AWESOME!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Congrats on the DD, this really is an engaging illustration :heart:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Ulliart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous.
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. 
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent :rose:
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) 
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really nice!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Burgald Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional
I love this
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details and colors
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are amazing! The behaviour and anatomy make these extinct animals look alive!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That is really all I want to do. :)
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I see!:D

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chashio Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL~  Congrats~
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Welcome
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zehmiri Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This is beautiful ahgh dhsfl cong rats on the DD!
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! 
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EsthervanHulsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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