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    How cool is this?

    http://www.noob.us/entertainment/an-...int-elephants/

    I didnt know other animals than humans were into lifedrawing


    I wish there was less of that british prick though and more elephant drawings.


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    thats nuts!....the elephant is a whole lot better than the "artist" too

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    That is amazing. Elephants are certainly rather intelligent.

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    In ancient time war-elephants have higher military ranks than soldiers, and now painting-elephants are making more money than artists !?

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    Too cool. Damn.
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    luckily they are reluctant to relocate.

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    Who know, maybe in a few years time well have johnny the elephant sitting across the desk from us with a wacom, sipping coffee and doing the most outlandish creature concepts ever seen.
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    *cackles* so frickin awesome! Elephants are now my most favorite animal (cows being in second place) =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by timpaatkins View Post
    Who know, maybe in a few years time well have johnny the elephant sitting across the desk from us with a wacom, sipping coffee and doing the most outlandish creature concepts ever seen.
    Then they'll start an art forum with activities like Elephant of the Week
    and another one for humanoid creature of the week.
    Last edited by enrigo; February 17th, 2008 at 12:07 AM.

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    WAT?!!! LOL!!!

    Would have never imagined something like this. This makes me wonder: can apes paint too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasker View Post
    I didnt know other animals than humans were into lifedrawing.
    Well, not quiiiiiiiite...
    My suspicions were raised by the fact that the people on the program weren't going "oh my God, this is the most amazing thing ever, this elephant is PAINTING WHAT SHE OBSERVES!!!!!!!!!!" Doing some digging, you'll find that Hong's repertory consists of that same exact picture of the elephant holding the bouquet of flowers, over and over. So, it may well be an amazing case of training, which is pretty damned impressive in and of itself, but I doubt that she understands that the marks she's making, to us, represent an elephant.

    And the "artist" lady was a total tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    it may well be an amazing case of training
    I agree...note the man standing right at her ear during the entire experience. See the case of Clever Hans, the turn-of-the-Century horse that could do simple arithmetic.

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    "and finally lets see what she makes of this. well its certainly drawing her attention. and thats good because this is one of mine."

    anyone else get the feeling the elephant hated it?
    I am just a newb trying my best.
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    well i think it's amazing.
    another step closer of animals communicating with us.

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    You never see the elephant do the painting from start to finish. It's always the handler dipping some paint, handing the brush to the elephant, putting the elephant's trunk on the canvas, and then talking to the elephant. I agree with Elwell.

    Although, as well with other anthropomorphic ideas, this was certainly amusing and "cute".

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    thats pretty amazing however it was done; and yea that lady was a total tool.

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