Fine art illustration of a Gigantopithecus (Gigantopithecus giganteus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color for immediate download.
The Gigantopithecus was completed on 4.12.2013. Being someone that is interested in – but doesn’t totally believe in – the Bigfoot myth I had done some research on Gigantopithecus, which some believe might account for the early civilizations of North America’s belief in a large man-like ape. Not wanting to draw an animal that has no factual representation in the fossil record drawing a Gigantopithecus seemed like a sensible choice. The drawing is based on a foundational sketch by the talented paleoartist Carl Buell.