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Flores men design by povorot Flores men design by povorot
A design for the flores men (with a homo sapiens head on the ground). I left a light line in the main subject's hair to show the size of the cranium.
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:iconparosmarpissa:
I like the humanlike interpretation, it's different although many interpretations of the cranium suggest more apelike features. Still, absolutely beautiful drawings.
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:iconpovorot:
Thanks - the human-like features were, to a large extent, an artistic choice. But I was really inspired by John Gurche's reconstruction.
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:iconlig28:
Very nice job. I agree with Viergacht too. This has a very human quality to it. As it really should considering it's a relative all be it not in our direct line of decent.
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viergacht Mar 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very cool - you've made them look quite human, where most restorations except John Gurche's make them look very apelike.
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I like the idea of portraying our ancestors/relatives as more human then ape-like, as it makes them easier to empathize with. Also, I'd imagine that many primitive species of homo would be much more human-like then ape-like in appearance. Even a million years ago, we were pretty far from that ancestral ape - having homo floresiensis looking like a little man-chimp seems almost like an effort to set it apart from us, instead of celebrating our common ancestry.
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viergacht Mar 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
I just didn't know if there was a specific reason or artistic choice. Intriguing either way.
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