Thursday, September 17, 2009


I recently checked out a book from the library called How to Build a Dinosaur, by Jack Horner. It overviews research into reverse engineering dinosaurs from chicken eggs. Here is a link to an article that can give a better overview than I can:

I haven't gotten very far in the book, it was enough for me just to know the basics of what they're experimenting with and let my imagination fill in the blanks. Part of what I love about paleontology is the educated guesswork, it really is awesome how much paleontologists can infer from the little clues they get. I think that if they were able to do this it would be like catching bigfoot; it'd be awesome to see but it might take out some of the mystery.

Anyway, that was a lot of text, here's the picture:

This is my first attempt at illustration in a long time. I tried out a few lighting scenarios and then manipulated it a bit in post. Is it working? I'd really love to make more like this, and a couple of good critiques would be helpful.

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