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 Second, an outdated reconstruction of Thallattosaurus from the side and top, after the original Merriam fossil sketch.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.
More entries for the #Sciart #Tweetstorm - three works in progress for Wednesday.
First up is a lone Nanuqsaurus that will be used in a few ideas and projects I have on the back burner. Secondly, a layout for a piece depicting the paleoenvironment of Alaska's North Slope during the Late Cretaceous period, with a pint-sized tyrant realizing he blundered into the wrong part of the Colville River delta. Last, a pair of azhdarchid pterosaurs pause for a drink in Denali, leaving their footprints along the side of a stream.
Deinocheirus! As might be inferred from the title of this post, this is what's in my image-editing application at the moment (among other things, but for sciart, am I going to share those? Obviously not).
This is an intermediate state wherein I block out the areas to be converted to vector. The colors are to keep me from being confused when I zoom in; I don't want gaps in some areas, nor much overlap in others. Proper colors will be applied after it's vectorized in Illustrator.