palaeontology

October 2016 Art

I didn’t manage to catch the Inktober train this year but I have been drawing regularly prior to NaNoWriMo. I want to get as much drawing out of my system as I can, before I disappear into the realm of words for a whole month.

Here are some of today’s efforts so far!

A Velociraptor sticker design.

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Velociraptor-inspired digital painting – flokot.redbubble.com.

Work-in-progress screenshots.

The reference picture in the bottom right corner is from Wikipedia’s Velociraptor mongoliensis page.

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Work in progress screenshot, 1.

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Work in progress screenshot, 2.

RedBubble Cover Image.

I also finally got around to making a header picture to emblazon the top of my RedBubble portfolio. After several false starts, I settle for a pink, purple and blue unicorn galloping through space. I think that this, more than anything else that I attempted, best summarises the type of art I have in my portfolio!

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Cover/header for my RedBubble portfolio. Digital painting – flokot.redbubble.com.

 

 

 

 

 

June – July 2016: Scenes from my sketchbook

Some felt-tip dinosaur fun.

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Spinosaurus sketch. Felt tip marker on paper. July 2016. FLokot.RedBubble.Com

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Archaeoceratops. Felt tip marker on paper. July 2016. FLokot.RedBubble.Com

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Zephyrosaurus. Felt tip marker on paper. July 2016. FLokot.RedBubble.Com 

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Sketchbook: Coelophysis bauri

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Some speculative sketches of Coelophysis with proto-feathers. I am trying to get up-to-date on where dinosaur palaeontology is at these days, as much of what I learned as a 12-year-old dinosaur nerd is somewhat out of date. No longer are these critters considered the cannibalistic and scaly monsters I knew of as a child! What an exciting time to be alive, though, to observe from my layperson’s distance the evidence for feathered dinosaurs that was, in my childhood dinosaur books, largely speculation.

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James Gurney’s Tyrannosaurid Art

I just had to share this snapshot I took of the latest issue of Scientific American (May 2015, Vol. 312, Issue 5). We subscribe to this magazine and I was very excited to see some of artist James Gurney’s work gracing the pages in a fascinating article about the palaeontology of the tyrannosaurs. The animal on the cover is the Chinese genus Qianzhousaurus.

James Gurney is, of course, the artistic and literary genius behind one of my all-time favourite books Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992).

Further Reading:

Gurney Journey 

Scientific American – interview with James Gurney

Dinotopia

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