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Post by Witness » Wed May 31, 2017 1:55 am

Zhao Chuang: Meet the man who brings dinosaurs to life

BEIJING (CNN) -- If you came to this Beijing warehouse at night it would be downright creepy.

More than 20 towering dinosaurs stand in the yard, teeth sharp and claws unfurled; inside are 40 more life-sized models -- steel frames propping up carcasses made of fiberglass and clay.

Chinese illustrator Zhao Chuang, who employs 30 people at his sprawling studio in China's capital, is the go-to artist for paleontologists, museums and publishers across the world who want to bring dinosaurs to life. By day, his workplace feels a lot like the set of a "Jurassic Park" movie.

He occupies a rare place between art and science -- using information scientists have gleaned from fossils and his own imagination to draw, illustrate and model the prehistoric creatures.

His work has gained prominence just as China, and the fascinating dinosaurs discovered in its rich fossil fields, have come to dominate the field of paleontology.
http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/35542450 ... rs-to-life (short video at link)

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Re: Paleo artist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 31, 2017 10:25 pm

Very impressive. :coolspecs:











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Post by Witness » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:18 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:But where's Jesus? :notsure:
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Post by Witness » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:26 am

And before that you've certainly seen paintings of:
Zdeněk Michael František Burian (February 11, 1905, Kopřivnice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary – July 1, 1981 Prague, Czechoslovakia) was a Czech painter and book illustrator whose work played a central role in the development of palaeontological reconstruction. Originally recognised only in his native Czechoslovakia, Burian's fame later spread to an international audience during a remarkable career spanning six decades (1930s to 1980s). He is regarded by many as the most influential palaeo-artist of the modern era, and a number of subsequent artists have attempted to emulate his style.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zden%C4%9Bk_Burian

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Re: Paleo artist

Post by Witness » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:44 am

You won't be astonished that I have a soft spot for the old interpretations:

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Duria antiquior (An older Dorset) by Henri de la Beche, a classsic.

Or John Martin:

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Re: Paleo artist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 am

Ray Troll. Yes that his real name.

http://www.trollart.com/
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Re: Paleo artist

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:47 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Ray Troll. Yes that his real name.

http://www.trollart.com/
Nice! (And it's not manga…)

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Interesting photos too.