Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sauropods in Art

With one month to go before the Sauropod Gallery hatches, it is time for an overview of Sauropods in Art!

What is there to say about sauropods that hasn't been said before? Nothing, so I won't bore you with repeated information and technical mumbo-jumbo. If you want to learn about sauropods, click here for Wikipedia, here for Skeletal Drawings and here for SV-POW! With the following artistic restorations of the genera, I have tried to pick up-to-date, exciting, and rare pieces, that hopefully some of you will not have seen before. Hopefully, you will be inspired to create something great for November 1st!

Restorations of Sauropod Genera
Click the artwork to ENLARGE it - see the DETAIL!


Barapasaurus by Dmitry Bogdanov

Patagonsaurus by Mineo Shiraishi

Rhoetosaurus by Brian Choo

Isanosaurus by Luis V. Rey

Omeisaurus by Greg Paul

Omeisaurus by Dinoraul

Mamenchisaurus by Raul Martin

Mamenchisaurus by ДиБгд

Mamenchisaurus by Mark Hallett

Shunosaurus by Greg Paul

Cetiosaurus by John Temperton


Apatosaurus by Todd Marshall

Apatosaurus by Mineo Shiraishi

Apatosaurus by Ely Kish

Apatosaurus by Raul Martin

Barosaurus by John Gurche

Barosaurus by Michael Skrepnick

Diplodocus by Tim Bradley, the artist behind the Jurassic Park Institute art

Diplodocus by Doug Henderson

Diplodocus by Todd Marshall

Diplodocus by Mark Witton

Seismosaurus (with two apatosaurs) by Julius T. Csotonyi

Seismosaurus by Mark Hallett

Supersaurus, Ultrasaurus, Seismosaurus by John Sibbick

Supersaurus by Raul Martin

Supersaurus by Luis V. Rey

Amargasaurus by Pixeldust

Amargasaurus by Luis V. Rey

Brachytrachelopan by ArthurWeasley

Dicraeosaurus by ДиБгд

Nigersaurus by Mineo Shiraishi

Nigersaurus by Todd Marshall

Rebbachisaurus by Zhang Zongda

Rebbachisaurs by Felipe A. Elias


Camarasaurus by James Gurney

Camarasaurus by Raul Martin

Jobaria by Michael Skrepnick

Brachiosaurus by Raul Martin

Brachiosaurus by John Conway

Brachiosaurus by John Sibbick

Brachiosaurus by Brian Franczak

Brachiosaurus by Gregory S. Paul

Giraffatitan by Gabriel Lio

Sauroposeidon by Heather Kyoht Luterman

Agustinia by El Noasaurus

Argentinosaurus huenculensis Chased by Pack of Giganotosaurus carolinii by Todd Marshall

Argentinosaurus by Raul Martin

Paralititan by Todd Marshall

Neuquensaurus by Pablo Lara Herrera

Titanosaurus colberti by Mineo Shiraishi

Saltasaurus by Alain Beneteau

That completes a general overview of sauropod genera recreations. Stay tuned for a continuation post, where I'll review early attempts at restoring sauropods, from Knight to Zallinger (Hey! That means you, Mr. Draggy-tail!)


Zach said...

I think the JP Institute picture is by Bob Bakker. Not 100% sure, but that looks like his style. Never heard of Raul Martin, but I think I'm in love!

Weapon of Mass Imagination said...

Very impressive collection Peter!

Having done a few of these summary posts myself, I know how much work it can be tracking down, uploading, and labelling all that art. It sure paid off here.

I think it is safe to say this is among the best single collections of Sauropod Palaeo-Art on the web!

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...


I just may add Nigersaurus by Pablo Lara

Raptor Lewis said...

Indeed...some of the ones in this collection have been some of my favorites. Thanks for bringing most, if not all, of them together in one post!! :D

By the way, you missed a few by Joe Tucciarone! They would have been great here! :D

Raptor Lewis said...

Oh yeah...I agree with Zach about the JP Institute picture. I think it is by Bob Bakker. I'd recognize it anywhere!! (I know I sound like a crazed, obsessed, lunatic when it comes to Dr. Bakker, but he is SO awesome!) :)

Albertonykus said...

Impressive gallery. If there's any major type of dinosaur I tend to shirk drawing, it's the sauropods. I'm not sure why. I prefer drawing little maniraptors. (But that should be pretty clear by now.)

I think that Seismosaurus is now reclassified as an old Diplodocus.

Nima said...

The Brachiosaurus/Ceratosaurus painting is by John Sibbick, NOT Mark Hallett.

Sibbick has a much more precise "archival" style to his work as well as a HUGE knack for panoramic perspective that Hallett just doesn't. Though both are very talented artists (and to be fair, Sibbick also makes some errors too).

I love this stuff, but I also have a few other good sauropod images by famous artists, I'll post them soon.

Nima said...

And also, the Brachiosaurus painting that's attributed to Doug Henderson is ACTUALLY by Brian Franczak.

Franczak paints with oil on canvas, whereas Henderson uses mainly pastels and lithographs... and that painting DEFINITELY has the unmistakable look of canvas.

Peter Bond said...

Zach - Raul Martin is also my new Superman.

As for the JP Institute pieces, they truly could be Bakker's (and I hope so!) but we need to be sure. Someone needs to find out definitively who the artist is of this wonderful series of dinos is.

Craig, thanks. It has opened my eyes to such awesome artists as Martin, Shiraishi, and Marshall (I knew his work, just not the name that went with it!)

The idea of this overview was to highlight most sauropod genera with a few examples of artists' work, not mass ALL sauropod art. This is why I have left out amazing art AND artists (such as Tucciarone and Carpenter).

Thank you Nima, for bringing the Sibbick and Franczak brachiosaurs to my attention (they've been fixed). I look forward to seeing your additions to sauropods in art.

Does anyone officially know if Seismosaurus has been reclassified as a large old Diplodocus? I have never seen one mounted yet, but I have witnessed one being built! Craig, remember visiting that casting company in Drumheller? What was it's name?

Weapon of Mass Imagination said...

After some extensive research Peter was able to figure out the JP Institute pictures are by Timothy Bradley.

The same guy who did the book Care and Feeding of Dinosaurs ( The cover of which has another of his beautiful Sauropods on it.