Accurate drawings of various species of apes, monkey and orangutan; Bald Uakari, Chimpanzee, Black Howler Monkey, Common Monkey Squirrel, Mountain Gorilla, Proboscis Money, Sumatran Orangutan and Western Lowland Gorilla.All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Most illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints madeon acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery.If you do not see the endangered animal you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion.Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist.
All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
For a long time, I had issues in rendering fur, which left my catalog of images sorely lacking in some types of wildlife. Probably none more so than the very large (and popular) families of apes and monkeys. At this time, I have only completed five. But as my skills have improved, I feel more confident in illustrating fur, so in the next few months I hope to add more primates to the image library. If you have any suggestions for an ape or monkey as I haven't decided which ones I'm going to add (right now, I'm leaning towards a species of gibbon, squirrel monkey, a lowlands gorilla,or some more of the New World Monkeys, such as I saw in Costa Rica when I was there.
An ape is any member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea (hominoids). Within this superfamily are two familes of hominoids, the first being "Hylobatidae." This includes the species like the gibbon and siamang, or more commonly called the "lesser apes" and then there is the family of "Hominidae" and this includes the chimpanzees, gorillas, humans and orangutans, and these species represent the "great apes." Apes are omnivorous, good problem solvers, highly intelligent and usually very adept at climbing trees (except the gorillas and humans.) Apes have prehensile hands and feet, and their arms are generally longer than their legs. They are mostly native to Asia and Africa, however they have spread across the world due to various reasons. In the family of the great apes, most are threatened or endangered, usually due to habit loss and illegal capture and poaching. There was a time that humans were not included in this family, however studies have shown that we are closely related to this animals, and share much of the same DNA.
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