i have of late been drawing many unusual ape-like creatures not found in our world (to my knowledge). these include a picture of two bearded monkeys, (Which i think look much better in color), several drawings of the maned lemur,
(even a little doodle of a very OLD lemur) and a painting of the maned lemur just to get an idea what it might look like in color.
This drawing was the basis of the painting, but i went without the birds for the painting. the one in flight i call the Bird of Yahtzeedice (because there's more to it than a Bird of Paradise).