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Found 16 results

  1. Ediacaran Fauna -- or Flub?

    Hi all, well this is the second drawing Ive ever made in my life other than stick figures. I consider my last post a total failure (trilobite) so Im trying another subject material. Since the last post, Ive watched a few hours of You tube videos on how to do basic drawings, and hopefully that made a difference. This one took me on and off - about two days to do. So what do you think - Fauna or Flub?
  2. Drawing of Simolestes vorax

    Over the past few days I've been drawing up another paleo-reconstruction. After some time conflicting on which animal to draw, I settled on the rather under-celebrated pliosaur Simolestes vorax. S. vorax is a Jurassic pliosaur related to Liopleurodon, but is estimated to grow up to 10 meters in length, rivaling the size of the more famous pliosaur Kronosaurus. Heck, at one point there were even some theories that Simolestes was the owner of a gigantic lower front jaw dubbed "The NHM Symphysis", which was believed to be from a pliosaur exceeding 15 meters in length! Again, I used a Huion 1060PLUS Drawing Tablet and used Photoshop CS6. This time, drawing was a bit annoying due to constant need of omitting head details depicted on the skull I referenced. It took me a week to finish, and probably 5-6 whole hours in solid time due to the constant drawing/erasing.
  3. So I drew a paleo-reconstruction of a noteworthy but sparsely-known apex predator Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus, which was believed to be the top apex of the Early Jurassic until the rise of proto-pliosaurs like Rhomaelosaurus. Unlike its famous squid sucking sister T. platydon (metaphor, not literally), T. eurycephalus had a thick skull with deep jaws and large robust teeth suggesting a macropredatory diet and probably fed on other ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and anything else that it could swallow (Also, growing lengths of over 30 feet, it probably could swallow everything other than another Temnodontosaurus) This is actually my first time finishing a paleo-reconstruction using only a pen tablet and photoshop (All my other drawings were either unfinished or done on paper). I used a Huion 1060PLUS drawing tablet and Photoshop CS6 to draw this. Took at least 3 hours to draw, and I heavily referenced the holotype skull to draw the head. Turned out pretty neat, but I don't know if I should color/shade this.
  4. T-rex illustration

    Hey everyone! Here's my latest piece of paleoart, T-rex! I used ink and watercolors. I didn't want to color it the traditional green or brown so I looked at vultures for reference. I find it difficult to believe the theory that T-rex was exclusively a scavenger but I thought the vulture colors would make it look nasty. Hope you like it and I'd love to know what you all think! -Mike
  5. Allosaurus Illustration

    Hey everyone, Here is an illustration of an Allosaurus I just finished. I used ink on Bristol board. I plan on doing many more illustrations of other prehistoric animals similar to this and I'll be sure to post those on here too. My two passions are paleontology and art and I strive to learn as much as I can about both. If you want to see some of my other work in the meantime you can visit my website www.mikeosheaart.com. Thanks for looking! -Mike
  6. Hi! After seeing some great paleo art here I thought I'll give it a go. Here's a little drawing I knocked up. Its the first drawing I did since about 6years old. Its only a rough sketch but its supposed to be an Amplectobelua symbrachiata chasing an Elrathia trilobite. I tried to make it is as anatomically correct as I could. Down to the correct number of body segments and grasper podomeres. (the spots are artistic license!)
  7. Hadrosaur Embryo

    Hey guys! This is a picture I drew of a fossil hadrosaur in its egg. I used pen to draw and Photoshop to give it some color. If anyone ever needs a paleontology illustration I'd probably do it for fun. Cheers! Lauren
  8. Sneek Peek Of The Creep

    I started on the Pterosaur sketch last night. I stayed up a bit longer then i should have last night (this morning....3am), because i am sick. But when the artistic Chee has been reached you need to let it flow. Plus i can't really shut off my brain when i get that way. I decided to up the game and go bigger. This is 18"x24". I plan on drawing two or three of these guys on this sheet, so don't think this is anywhere near completion. I started by lightly sketching the skull that i had found on Google. Then i added muscles, skin and textures. Im not sure about some of it, and it may change a bit. I find it extremely liberating to be able to sketch something that is open to interpretation. I also went to the Field Museum in Chicago for inspiration last weekend, but their Pterosaur collection isn't the greatest. But it was fun anyway. It's quite creepy. Which is more of my style. And it looks a bit weird for now. So now i need to work on balancing it out. Added his eyes and some of his neck
  9. Meguskus' Paleoart

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to the world of paleontology, so please don't hesitate to comment on any potential anatomical mistakes or the like. I'd love meeting other aspiring and professional paleoartists to exchange knowledge and ideas. I could also do commissions, if anyone is interested.
  10. We'll i put in another hour tonight and finished my first Mosasaur drawing. You can read more here on how and why this came about. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/52402-help-me-help-the-forum/ But this is NOT my final drawing for the auction. I still want to draw what you guys vote on. But seeing as how this turned out i may auction this separately. I don't quite know though. I'd love to hear some feedback on whether or not this should be auctioned solo or be a "inclusion" with the other drawing. Edit:added link
  11. Click Me And Vote Please.

    You can read more here about why I am asking you to vote. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/52402-help-me-help-the-forum/ Simply cast your vote for which idea or creature you would like to see me recreate in a illustration. I will be auctioning the final sketch to benefit the forum. Thanks for clicking!
  12. Ammonite Recreation

    I figured this may appeal to a wider variety of people (it doesn't look so scary). I made this guy up, so he may not be anatomically correct, but that's part of the fun! I also decided to give him some primitive "feelers", no suction cups yet. He's a cross between Nautilus and Octopus. This will also go up for auction to help the forum on Monday. I hope you guys like it. I figured all of the Ammonite hunters would want this to hang by their finds. Here's a dollar to show some scale So call me crazy, but i wasn't satisfied with this guy. So i did some touch up. I think making the hard shell bits completely separate in texture then the body was the right move. What do you guys think? I enjoy constructive criticism.
  13. Eotyrannus Head Illustration

    Hi, Thought that I might share a little head study of Eotyrannus (T.Rex's great great great grandpa in terms of evolution) this is a small part of a lot of commissions that me and a professional paleontologist are collaborating and working on together as a team. We are especially fond of dinosaurs found on our home turf (the UK specifically the Isle Of Wight). So he wanted to see Eotyrannus recreated and this is the first illustration that I came too, there is a lack of Eotyrannus material, but I got the privilege of handling the real material that's kept safely under lock and key (thank god that I didn't drop it). (- Because there is so little of Eotyrannus found, some of this reconstruction is based on the Dilong which is a similar tyrannosaur that lived around the same time as Eotyrannus and they shared a few similarities in anatomy and possibly environment.) Anyway I hope that a few people like this little study I hope to upload more later on! - Beth
  14. Where there is Land...Once was Sea

    From the album My fossil art

    Colored Pencil

    © © Mike Menasco

  15. At teh Edge of the World...Ancients I Seek"

    From the album My fossil art

    Colored Pencil

    © © Mike Menasco

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