Day of the Dimetrodon! I posted the top sketch to Twitter after reading a 2012 paper on Dimorphodon sail morphology, and decided after receiving some input on Facebook from some fellow artists to create a few different versions.
Pure coincidence was at work enabling these images to essentially be pointed in the same direction. Or is it? Am I exhibiting a kind of handedness when it comes to painting or drawing? Am I in possession of an unconscious (and remorseless) bias? Must remember to ask Emily Willoughby about her findings on this notion or something.
Tonight's serving of #sciart - three reconstructions of some of my favorite fossil critters. First up, Helicoprion with her modern relative, the Galapagos ratfish. Second, an outdated reconstruction of Thallattosaurus from the side and top, after the original Merriam fossil sketch. Last, we have a troodon with corvid-esque feather patterns from a much larger piece I've been working on for the past couple of years.
Day three (or should that be "pthree"?) of the #Sciart #Tweetstorm - a little late. This day's sketchdump includes two character design roughs for an animation project on the back burner tentatively titled "Flapling" which chronicles the first tentative flight of a newly hatched rhamphorhynchus.
Ugrunaaluk and Gryposaurus skulls, doing what that do best: rest peacefully either on display or in a collection drawer somewhere.