Leptoceratops and Stegosaurus by Doug Henderson.
“In a lot of palaeoart, the animals will practically be jumping down our throats, as if they’re putting on a show for us (it’s almost possible to smell the popcorn). Instead, Henderson offers us furtive glimpses through the thick underbrush of a world that is as lush and filled with life as it is hostile and unwelcoming. Dinosaurs, so often depicted as the lords of the Earth, are typically hopelessly dwarfed by their surroundings. There’s something so very real about it all.” Keep reading Marc Vincent’s post on Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs.
Edmontosaurus and Brachylophosaurus by Angie Rodrigues
Amargasurus |Sarcosuchus attacking a group of Iguanodon. By Víctor Zubeldía:
“My main goal is to create atmospheres in my illustrations, my skills allowed me to paint scenes the way I like them to be, always trying to take to a different place than the usual and more strict paleo-llustration. I want to portrait a more imperfect and realistic world, where dinosaurs are dirty, or sick; where their color is more opaque, where there is beauty around them too.”
Read more about Víctor Zubeldía’s process: HOW I CREATE A PALEO ILLUSTRATION. Very interesting.
“It may be hard to believe, but Antarctica was once covered in towering forests.
One hundred million years ago, the Earth was in the grip of an extreme Greenhouse Effect.
The polar ice caps had all but melted; in the south, rainforests inhabited by dinosaurs existed in their place.
These Antarctic ecosystems were adapted to the long months of winter darkness that occur at the poles, and were truly bizarre.
‘A restoration of what the corpse of the dinosaur Leaellynasaura amicagraphica might have looked like in the first stage of becoming a fossil’. By Peter Trusler.
In this video, Mr. Trusler explains why he chose to paint a dead dinosaur. And it’s amazing.
Cutaways by Steve White
Archosaur Musings: What is your favourite piece of palaeo art that you have produced?
Larry Felder: My favorite piece is more a life study of one of my favorite dinosaurs, Parasaurolophus, that I did for my book “In the Presence of Dinosaurs”. I did an extended series of paintings of the animal, from adults, to courtship displays, nesting sites, hatchlings and behaviorial studies.
Parasaurolophus and Majungasaurus sketches and armatures, by Brian Engh
“An armature is any structure made to support soft clay from within. In this case ceramic clay will be built up around the wood. The wood will provide the clay the support it needs until it dries and can support itself. Once it has dried it will be fired and the wood will burn out, leaving the form partially hollow.” Full post here
“Cretaceous Spain” by Pablo Lara
“fight for life - fight for food”by françois rex | Deinonychus, Parasaurolophus.
Camptosaurus dispar | by Fabio Pastori | bloodypencil sketch | scientific supervision by Matthew Mossbrucker Director and Chief Curator at the Morrison Natural History Museum.