This lovely animal lived 47 million years ago in the Eocene era when the earth was covered in a steamy rain forest from pole to pole. It looked very close to a lemur but it had opposable thumbs and fingernails rather then claws.
Only one fossil has ever been found and it was found in Germany. It was a nine month old juvenile female which was 95% intact. The fossil included some fur and skin, even some stomach contents. It seems she ate seeds, leaves and fruits. They named her Ida.
This is my portrait of Ida as I imagine her to be curious, playful and bright.
Thank you so much for you kind comments and favorites on my last picture "Farm in Autumn"
Darwinius from Renderosity by Dinoraul
Butterfly is from Daz the Ultimate Butterfly collection.
Orchid from Xfrog Flower 3 library
Jun 23, 2013 9:39:33 pmby myrrhluz Homepage »
I imagine she is fast too. But I think she is happy to just experience the beautiful butterfly without catching it. It's wonderful to see her in her environment and imagine her and her fellows scampering over the landscape. Beautiful detail, light, and composition. I love seeing representations of the Earth in previous eras. The scene has both a familiar and alien look to it. I like the lush green with accents of white and deep pink. Excellent work!