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*speechless arm flailing*

DONE!

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Amazingly Vivid Dino Illustrations Reveal a Brutal Prehistoric World

Over its lifetime, Earth has hosted countless species. But some of those species, like the dinosaurs, have managed to claw their way into a special place in our imaginations. Now, a new book illustrates the dinosaurs — and many of the beasts of millennia ago — in beautiful, spectacular and vicious style.

In one illustration, tiny Utahraptors tear at the flesh of a much larger creature. Another shows a rather unlikely but fanciful encounter between giant megalodon and funny-looking platybelodon. A more serene image depicts a well-camouflaged little dinosaur sleeping beneath a tree in a lush, green forest.

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi, available on May 20, is a collection of artwork by Julius Csotonyi, an award-winning illustrator whose work lives in museums and in science papers. Csotonyi, who holds a PhD in microbiology, works frequently with paleontologists who need help bringing their fossil finds to life. Sometimes, though, he draws whatever comes to mind. According to Csotonyi’s parents, his first illustration, at age 3, was of a dinosaur. “It appears to have been intended to be a rooster,” Csotonyi says in the book.

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Really beautiful palaeoart here! I’ll be taking a class later this year in palaeoart. I’ve been an artist all my life, and drawing dinosaurs since I was a kid, but a serious course will be very, very fun.

paleoillustration:

'Snake attacks baby dinosaurs', a peek at James Gurney's process and finished painting.

Read about the making of this beautiful illustration at James Gurney’s always interesting blog. And even if Mr. Gourney isn’t on Tumblr, I recommend everyone to bookmark or RSS his blog and read it often, it’s easily one of my favorites blogs about both art and paleoart.

MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

honerablerosemary:

BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

moschops911:

Stegosaurus stalked by Ceratosaurus on Flickr.

I don’t like to post my own work here (though it’s been known to happen), but I was encouraged by another blogger to post some of my own stuff, and I recently passed a landmark number of followers and posts within a few days of each other. So, to celebrate and thank all of my followers, here is a little doodle I did in my pocket sketchbook a few months ago, playing with a dinosaur confrontation I’ve been collecting on this blog: Stegosaurus vs. Ceratosaurus.

(I did a bigger drawing of this scene today, but I think this tiny doodle was better. I find the sketch always has more life than the final … oh, well.)

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