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Sydney Mohr

"Mycteria" by Sydney Mohr

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So I got the initial idea for this from a Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), which is where I got its name from. It seems a bit removed from a Stork, I know, but I also obviously added some Pterosaur, and finished off with a few Turkey Vulturesque (nice word, huh? :))elements. I also wanted to make it unproportionate, hence the large head and feet. I put it in a tropical setting, where it lives near bodies of water, eating mostly fish and carrion, nesting in colonies on cliffs or in large trees. I envision this species of Mycteria as being very large: 6-8 feet from beak to base of tail; tail around 4-5 feet long, and wingspan from 18-25, maybe even 30 feet long in larger individuals.

I was thinking of doing a whole series of Mycteriae that live throughout the world in different habitats and climates. It would sure be fun :)!


17 Aug 2009:-) Annie Harrington
WOW! I really like this picture, especially since Wood Storks are truly my favorite local birds and turkey vultures are also high up on my list. I love the elements of those animals that you put into this creature, and I’m realling seeing the vulture in the neck. Great picture!
17 Aug 2009:-) Maria Zühlke
Awesome creature! I like this combination of different animal’s parts. Nice work!
17 Aug 2009:-) Shelz Keast
I encourage you do to the series on Mycteriae. I think it would be excellent.

I can kinda see the stork in this guy. But he actually reminds me of the skegsies (sp?) from the Dark Crystal. Just the head and only a little. Obviusly he’s no realation to them.

:-) Sydney Mohr replies: "heyyy you’re right! I have no idea how to spell skegsies, but I know what you meant 2. "
18 Aug 2009:-) Kyle marian justis
do the series it would be sweet.
18 Aug 2009:-) Anya Dolgopolova
can i have one? its amazing...like an exotic parrot pteradactoyl (wow i butchered that spelling) good job!
18 Aug 2009:-) Anne Wipf
I simply love it, so imaginative and expressive. Congrats on a well deserved MP 1
18 Aug 2009:-) Otto Christopher Bixler
It’s very believable. I like its scales a lot.
19 Aug 2009:-) Sydney Mohr
yay thanks everyone 1 I’ve already started on my second Mycteria
28 Aug 2009:-) Jennifer Lee Hatch
I want to see more of these winged beasts! I love the way they look, a primeval bird indeed!
29 Aug 2009:-) Dan DC Peterson
A very nice painting of something that does approximate certain toothed pterosaurs. Are you aware of the discovery of a newly discovered Pterosaur fossil from Romania that had a 10 foot long, three foot wide skull and could probably swallow an adult person whole? Science is proving that something like a giant, man-eating, flying reptile really existed on our world, though there is no physical evidence humans ever saw such a living beast........ but perhaps something like one did, to have inspired dragon beliefs all over the world. Fossils of new animals are found every year, maybe we will someday find a "dragon".
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 • Created by: :-) Sydney Mohr
 • Copyright: ©Sydney Mohr. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bird, Stork
 • Categories: Self made up Fantasy/SciFi Animals
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2009-08-17 07:39:41
 • Submitted: 2009-08-15 00:37:41
 • Updated: 2009-08-15 01:11:40
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