Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Surprise!... A Pop Culture Gallery!

After 9 Time Capsules here on ART Evolved, the administrators were thinking a break from scientific Capsules might be a nice change of pace (not that anyone had to stick to the pure science to get into the galleries mind you :P). As the summer is supposed to be a fun time we tried to pick a theme to match.

So at the end of the summer we are pleased to host the first ever...

Palaeo Pop Culture Gallery!

As let's face it despite the coolness that was the prehistoric past, the fantasy of it running amok in the present (or at least against elements of the present) is too much fun to pass up!

This gallery is themed around the impossible, the fantastic, and just plain fun fiction that palaeontology has inspired. Whether it be a classic lost world, time travelling gone wrong, journey to the center of the Earth, atomic resurrection, or sci-fi cloned theme park we want your take on your favourite fictional prehistoric situations! Whether it be a homage to your favourite franchise, or a brand new idea in the genre this is your chance to share it with the world.
Be sure to check in here throughout July as we explore the various genres and themes that pop culture has used palaeontology to create!

This gallery goes up on September 1st so try to have your submissions in by then please... (though as always late entries will be accepted, and added to the gallery after the fact)
If you're new to the site, we accept any and all artwork submitted that is themed around any of our gallery topics. Just send your submission(s), along with any accompanying text you'd like with them, and the link to your website/blog/online picture gallery to our email, and we'll post them!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trilobite Gallery Reminder

Just a quick reminder, that this Thursday is the next Time Capsule Gallery!

So get in your Trilobites ASAP!
If you're new to the site, we accept any and all artwork submitted that is themed around our gallery topic (again in this case Trilobites OR if you'd like to enter artwork into one of our previous galleries). Just send your submission(s), along with any accompanying text you'd like with them, and the link to your website/blog/online picture gallery to our email
Also stay tuned for the upcoming summer of 2010 gallery theme. It was kept secret as a holiday treat/surprise!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Prehistoric Animal Alphabet

Prehistoric Animal Alphabet
Colour pencil illustrations
June 2010

Above is a collection of twenty-six illustrations, each a stylised letter of the alphabet. They are styled to look like various prehistoric creatures, some are based loosely on existing types, others completely made up. All of them have been given a binomial, with each name beginning with the letter the animal represents, and a bit of geological/biological 'information' has been made up to go with each animal. To reiterate, none of these animals actually exists or have ever existed, and I cannot guarantee that all the names I have given them are unique and not synonyms (technically these are all nomina nuda, but anyway, enjoy...)

Alpharaptor aetonyx (meaning 'eagle-clawed "A" plunderer) was a purple-feathered theropod from late Cretaceous China. It had large, eagle-like talons on all four limbs and preyed upon small birds and mammals.

Betasaurus beryllinus ('beryl-like "B" lizard) was a medium-sized hadrosaur from late Cretaceous Alberta. It lived in large herds to defend itself from large tyrannosaurs, and fed upon cycads. The B-shaped head enabled Betasaurus to produce a sound somewhat like a euphonium.

Cyanosuchus cadaverinus ('corpse-like blue crocodile', from the colour and odour of the fossil remains) was a mesoeucrocodylian from Early Cretaceous southern England. It was a fish-eater and swam in freshwater lagoons.

Deltaceratops dipsomanius ('alcoholic "D" horned face') was a protoceratopsid from Late Cretaceous Mongolia. It lived in deserts and fed upon whatever ground cover it could find. Its specific epithet 'dipsomanius' was derived from the sprawled position of the type specimen.

Epsilonodactylus erebennus ('gloomy "E" finger) was a pteranodontid pterosaur from Late Cretaceous Argentina. It was discovered on a particularly gloomy day. It was a fish-eater, being most partial to sharks. It is thus believed to be an oceanic wanderer, like today's albatrosses.

Falcunguis ferox ('ferocious sickle claw') is only known from the claws and phalanges of two digits. It is believed to be an ancestor of the therizinosaurs, due to its geological and geographical distribution in Early Cretaceous China.

Gammasaurus geophagus ('earth eating "G" lizard) was a small coelurosaur with a very long tail which curved backwards over its body. It used the elongated tail to carry leaves which it used to shade itself in hot weather. It dates from the late Jurassic of Bavaria and ate large subterranean insects. Fossilised beetle remains were found in the stomachs of several well-preserved specimens of Gammasaurus geophagus, but these were erroneously believed to be examples of fossilised earth (so basically, rocks).

Hypsiloura helioscopus ('sky gazing high tail') was a camarasaurid from late Jurassic Montana. It was a medium-sized sauropod, capable of reaching tall monkey puzzles in search of foliage and pine cones. It was able to camouflage itself against the trunks of such trees by erecting its neck and tail and pretending to be a tree.

Iotatitan ischyrus ('strong "I" giant) was a titanosaurid from late Cretaceous Argentina. It was the largest sauropod ever known, and it is only known from a single partial cervical vertebra, but its total length has been extrapolated as anywhere from 27 m at the most conservative to 1.3 km at the other extreme. Since nothing is known of the skull or dentition, we cannot say anything about the diet of Iotatitan, except that it definitely ate something, and a lot of it.

Jovigyrinus jocosus ('joking Bon Jovi's salamander') was an early tetrapod from Devonian New Jersey. It was named after local rock band Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of the band, who is also an unsuccessful actor, has been quoted as saying about the animal, "Wow, at last something in the last two decades I can be proud of!" The animal was probably a predator of small fish and aquatic invertebrates such as trilobites in shallow seas, and would have had external gills like modern salamander larvae and axolotls.

Kappatherodon keiolophus ('cloven-crested "K" mammal-tooth') was a sphenacodontid therapsid related to Dimetrodon, but can be distinguished from it by its cloven back sail. Like its relative, it dates from the Permian of Texas and was a predator of smaller therapsids. It could only be active on hot days, between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m., unless it was during daylight savings time, when the hours are shifted an hour ahead. If Kappatherodon overslept, it would starve and become food for many a hungry Dimetrodon.

Lambdatherium lanatum ('woolly "L" mammal') was a multituberculate mammal from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan. It was a colonial animal, living in mass burrow systems like rabbits or prairie dogs. It managed to survive beyond the K-T boundary, with remains of Lambdatherium lanatum being found 10 million years into the Palaeocene, proving beyond doubt that dinosaurs were abducted by aliens.

Micromacropteryx minutissimus ('very tiny little thing with long wings') was the late Triassic equivalent of a hummingbird. Although there were no flowering plants at the time, individuals could be seen flitting from plant to plant looking for sources of nectar. Of course, because there was no such thing as nectar, Micromacropteryx became hypercarnivorous, eating just about any flesh it could wrap its tiny jaws around.

Neonothosaurus natans ('swimming new bastard lizard', for its unknown parentage, and the fact that it's not very nice) was not a true nothosaur, and was not even a reptile. It represents the only known member of a lineage of lissamphibians to have developed a coat of scales which makes it able to spend extended periods of time outside of water. It lived in early Triassic lakes across northern Pangaea, which was to become the supercontinent of Laurasia.

Omegaraptor ookleptes ('egg-stealing "O" plunderer') was a large turquoise-coloured oviraptoran closely related to Citipati osmolskae. Like that dinosaur, Omegaraptor had a large and brightly-coloured head, and probably didn't steal eggs. That didn't stop one taxonomist from naming the species ookleptes, because he felt that just because it hasn't been proven, doesn't mean it isn't true.

Piceratops psittacoides ('parrot-like "P" horned face') is a close relative of Psittacosaurus but is much larger. Reaching a maximum of 20 m, Piceratops was easily the largest of the ceratopsians, and dwelled in Late Cretaceous forests in China.

Quinquecornis quintilis ('five horns of July') was the smallest of the ceratopsians, with adults reaching no more than 40 cm in length. Most of that length was taken up by the huge frill. As its name suggests, it has five horns: two small jugal horns on each side of the face; and a single large nasal horn. It lived in late Cretaceous North America. Fossils of Q. quintilis are most often discovered in the month of July.

Rhosaurus reductus ('aloof "R" lizard) was a prosauropod from Late Triassic South Africa. Just like the same region nowadays, South Africa was full of noisy buzzing sounds, but instead of coming from plastic vuvuzelas, Rhosaurus would have contributed to the din. It was a plant eater but was believed to be nocturnal due to its large orbits, but this is now known to be where the buzzing sounds arise from. The nocturnal nature led early palaeontologists to believe Rhosaurus was timid and aloof, hence the specific name.

Sigmacorypha suchophaga ('crocodile-eating "S" neck') was an elasmosaur, a group of long-necked plesiosaurs. It was a significant predator of Cyanosuchus, eating several individuals in one sitting.

Tautherium tragocerum ('goat-horned "T" mammal') was an ox-like ungulate from Miocene Tibet, occupying a similar niche to today's yak (Bos grunniens). It had no external ears, because its ancestors were aquatic and had since lost their pinnae.

Upsilonobatrachus umbrivagus ('shade-dwelling "U" frog') was a large temnospondyl amphibian from Carboniferous Spain. It would have preferred to lurk in the shade of tree ferns and other such plants whilst submerged in the water with its jaws agape, waiting for small fish to approach. Its yellow coloration is believed to be the earliest example of aposematic coloration known.

Virididipennis vorax ('with two green feathers and a huge appetite') was a small tree-dwelling reptile related to lizards and snakes but with large scaly outgrowths on the head which resemble feathers. The rest of the body is not known, but it has been suggested that it could be upto several miles long. It dwelled in Pliocene Thailand.

Woganosaurus williamsi ('Robin Williams's and Terry Wogan's lizard') was an early reptile that defies classification. It was found in Scotland in Carboniferous rocks by members of the BBC Radio 2 crew, and was named after the veteran host Terry Wogan. Robin Williams was honoured in the specific epithet due to the taxonomist's fondness for the movie Mrs. Doubtfire.

Xipteryx xanthypothalassus ('Yellow Submarine "X" wing') was an early primate which experimented with gliding. It had a pair of patagia between the ankle and wrist and would glide from tree to tree in Eocene Europe. The type specimen was discovered by Ringo Starr while touring. The species was named after one of his band's most popular songs, and one of the easiest to translate into Ancient Greek.

Yahoolophosaurus yptios ('upside-down Y.A.H.O.O. crested lizard') was a therapsid discovered in Permian Russia. It was found by members of the Young American Historical Ornithological Organisation who were on a field trip to Russia. The first specimen to be exhibited was mounted upside-down, hence the name, and why all reconstructions of the creature are upside-down.

Zetaornis zaocys ('very fast "Z" bird') was a species of tern (family Sternidae) from Pliocene Alaska. It had disproportionally long wings to power its extremely fast flight. It has been suggested that it could have reached speeds of upto 186,000 miles per second, which is of course the speed of light.

Cross posted from my blog: The Disillusioned Taxonomist
All art and text by Mo Hassan

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This is just a friendly reminder that the Trilobite Time Capsule will be opening on July 1st!  This gives us only EIGHT days to get all our critters created and our trilobites turned in!  

Send in your Trilobite art to and we will add it to the gallery!

T-minus 8 Days!

(Yes, this is me as a trilobite in the Drumheller Canada Day '04 Parade.  
Just another art form, right?)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Guest Artist Artwork: David Williams' Theropods

Say hello to another guest artist here on ART Evolved:  David Williams aka "Dr XIII".  He has sent us in this series of theropods, including the fearsome Tyrannotitan!

Tyrannotitan chubutensis by David Williams

Tyrannosaurus rex by David Williams

Gigantosaurus carolinii by David Williams

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus by David Williams

See more of David's art on his DeviantArt site here.  Thanks, David!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tutorial: Digital Step-by-Step Raul Martin Painting

Follow this link to see amazing step-by-step pictures of the creation of Raul Martin's gorgeous Hesperonychus & Chasmosaurus.

Hesperonychus & Chasmosaurus.
Digital painting, 2010. by Raul Martin

It is a wonderful glimpse into the artistic process of a professional, and I am in awe of the detail in Martin's work. 

Thanks to our own Ville Sinkkonen for bringing this to our attention!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

For Your Consideration: Diabloceratops

I may not be Lukas Panzarin, but I think I got the gist of it. Sketched in about a twenty-minute period at an excellent local Himalayan restaurant. Scott may produce a sketch of Achelousaurus later, as I was coaching him through it. Here's hoping my copy of "New Perspectives on the Horned Dinosaurs" arrives by the weekend.*

*Pipe dream, I know.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Member Bio: Glendon Mellow

(time for an update! updated June 2010)

Glendon Mellow, B.F.A. - Art in Awe of Science



Professional Art + Illustration

The Flying Trilobite's inception in March 2007, I have found support and resonance from the science, secular and artist communities online. I continue to be available for freelance art and illustration. My work has been featured on numerous blogs in the past couple of years as examples of the intersection of art and science. I have also been a speaker and given interviews about my work and ind the intersection of art + science.

Glendon Mellow: Art in Awe of Science, my professional portfolio can be found here.
The Flying Trilobite Reproduction Shop
can be found here.

Artist's Statement
With my drawings and paintings, I seek to increase our metaphorical vocabulary using the discoveries of science, particularly biology and palaeontology. The genius of representational painting, epitomized by the Renaissance masters, the Symbolists and a handful of Surrealists has never had a more apt time for inspiring wonder in humanity than during our modern scientific age.

Why use Odin to portray wisdom when I can paint Darwin?

Why paint flowers when the beauty of the structure and oxygen produced by diatoms is so compelling?

Regard the resilient stony success of the legions of trilobite species waiting in the rocks.

I can stand here, separated by 550 million years and look at this long dead animal and understand some things about it. I can imagine adventures for it. The absurdity of unimaginable time, and my eyes and hands crafting an image of a fossil still make me shake my head in wonder.

I have an Honours Bachelor of Fine Art from York University, majoring in art history, drawing and oil painting. The Symbolist era of fin-de-siecle Europe inspires much of the aesthetic of my work. The urgency of Symbolist artists such as Fernand Khnopff, Odilon Redon, Arnold Böcklin, as well as the Surrealist Frida Kahlo, appeals to the dark lens through which we see the world, complete with scattered fragments of hope. The imagination found in faery artists like Arthur Rackham, and current illustrator Alan Lee are delightful, and shaped much of the themes of my early work.

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Timeline of work:
In the fall of 2010, I will be switching careers to concentrate full-time on illustration and fine art work.

June 2010, I graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours from York University. I have majored in Studio and Art History.

May 2010, I completed an original painting, The Last Refuge, for Deep Sea News blogger Kevin Zelnio.

May 2010, scienceblogger Scicurious of Neurotopia unveiled the caffeine-molecule tattoo I designed for her.

In April 2010, I became the webmaster for the Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators (SONSI) group.

In March 2010, New Scientist magazine's online blog, CultureLab: where books, art and science collide included an interview about my artwork.

March 2010, I was invited to be a speaker and panelist at the Centre for Inquiry Ontario's Educational Conference, entitled, “Art & Science: Freethought at the Intersections of Two Worlds”.

January 2010, I attended ScienceOnline2010 and was involved in two sessions. I led aworkshop introducing the versatility of digital tablets and the program Gimp. Also, with session co-leader Felice Frankel, we discussed our topic, Push it 'til it breaks: what are the limitations of visual metaphors?
An interview and 4 illustrations appeared in the new coffee table book, Geology in Art: an unorthodox path from visual arts to music for geologist and trace fossil artist Andrea Baucon for his. You may preview the entire book at the link.

Beginning in the fall of 2009, I began a series entitled Going Pro at the group paleo-art blogArt Evolved. My aim is to discuss with new illustrators some of the lessons I have learned so far in my career.

Published in Fall 2009, my illustration of an Ent from can be seen in issue #48 of Mallorn, the journal of the Tolkien Literary Society.

The group paleo-art blog to which I belong, Art Evolved, was featured in a two-page spread in the September 2009 issue of EARTH Magazine, the publication of the the American Geological Institute. The issue included my Mythical Flying Trilobite Fossil III as one of four illustrations from the Art Evolved members.

The Flying Trilobite was included in an article entitled Blogging Evolution by Adam Goldstein for the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach as an example of "imaginative" blogs about evolution. Other blogs featured on the list od evolution-education included Pharyngula, Why Evolution is True, The Loom, The Beagle Project, and many more excellent blogs.

In May 2009 I completed a blog banner commission for Migrations, a blog about science, society conservation and migration patterns.

Also in May 2009, I took part in SciBarCamp Toronto and moderated a session entitled, "Can art benefit science?"

The popular Darwin Took Steps is now appearing on a book of science philosophy, entitled La Mente di Darwin, ("The Mind of Darwin") by Andrea Parravicini, and published by Negretto Editore of Milan.

In early 2009, my Darwin Took Steps image was seen on the cover of Secular Nation magazine, and I was interviewed in a podcast about it. This image has been quite popular, and was included as part of my contribution to the cover of an annual science blogging anthology Open Laboratory 2008, and again on the 2009 edition. I also have donated a portion of the sales of t-shirts, cards and prints of the image to The Beagle Project.

In January 2009, I attended Science Online '09 in North Carolina, U.S.A. In the unconference format, I moderated a session about Art & Science, and co-moderated an online-image workshop with artist-biologist Tanja Sova.

In November 2008, I produced a poster for PZ Myers' Toronto lecture, hosted in part by The Center for Inquiry Ontario.

Summer 2008, I completed a blog banner for The Meming of Life , a secular parenting blog.

In March 2008, I was commissioned to produce a new blog banner for the Scienceblog, Of Two Minds. I had previously been commissioned in September 2007 by one of the blog authors for a banner for Retrospectacle.

In May 2007, I discussed with Virginia Hughes how unreal trilobites with insect or bat wings have been a part of my work for over 12 years now and I have painted some of them on pieces of shale, as in this
interview on Page 3.14.

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A bit more about me...

I was born under a cabbage leaf in the summer of 1974, covered in stork feathers and placenta. I’m inspired by evolution and biology to create my paintings. I’m particularly fond of Naples Yellow. Delicious looking colour, and not healthy at all.

I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wife Michelle and our hermit crab Shiny and school of neon tetras collectively known as Roger. We hang a lot with our awesome nephew every week. I love to sketch at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2008, I had one of my Mythical Flying Trilobite Fossils tattooed on my arm.

Feedback and commissions keep me going!

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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow

under Creative Commons Licence.
Flying Trilobite Gallery ### Flying Trilobite Reproduction Shop ###

Monday, June 14, 2010

Initiating Anti-Spam Measures!

In an effort to combat the spam-bots, ART Evolved has decided to try using Blogger's comment moderation. Hopefully this will stop the increased spam attacks we've been noticing in the comments section!

Do not be alarmed!

The administers promise to be very quick in approving comments, allowing wonderful palae-art discussions to continue uninterrupted!

If you are an ART Evolved member, you will not have to have your comments moderated. Blogger will allow any member of the blog to comment instantly! So no problems all around! Yay!

Peter, on behalf of the admin team!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Philosofossilising- What is Palaeo Art (Matt van Rooijen)

This is a reply to the question:
What is Palaeo-Art?

This is an individual opinion on this topic. To read a number of different peoples' answer to this question click this link here. If you have your own answer, read the last paragraph of this post for details on how to get yours posted.

We have our first guest essay entry to this topic from Matt van Rooijen! We would like to thank Matt for taking the time to send us his thoughts, and hope our members and readers could take the time to show our collective appreciation for him taking the time to enter this discussion!

The administrators would just like to apologize to both Matt and our readers, that due to blogger's formatting restrictions, we were unable to underline the capital A's in Matt's essay as he wished them to be. So whenever you encounter the word "Art" with a capital A, Matt places emphasis on this as per his discussion.

Hi, my name's Matt van Rooijen and I'm an illustrator and animator living about as far away as you can get from anywhere else in Tasmania, Australia.

You might know me from illustrations such as these: or this:

I really wanted to talk about the notion of Art and art/illustration, and why the majority of Paleo-art isn't Art.

Before you rush to the keyboard to set the comments section on fire, take a deep breath and read on to discover why this is a good thing.

Now you might have noticed I've used Art with a capital A which I've underlined to make it stand out even more (insecure ain't I?).

This is because when most people talk about art what they really mean is a practice that depicts the world or an idea through human craft.

This is art with a small 'a'. People who are in the capital 'A' Art world consider this to be illustration, or even craft.

Why? Well there's a couple of things missing before something can be moved into the Art category.

Art has two significant components that move it away from illustration.

First is a conscious act of interpretation on the part of the Artist. What does this mean? Stuffed if I know.

Sorry, wine talking.

It's the decision to use the technique of the Artist(whether it be paint, sculpture, etc.) as a vehicle to interpret the meaning of the subject.

After re-reading that sentence possibly the wine is still talking.

Essentially the Artist doesn't care about accurate depiction or technique beyond achieving the second component of Art, which is:


A modern Artists' function is to personally comment upon their subject, usually to send a message to the audience of the Art.

To most people this sounds like self indulgent claptrap and their 5 year old could do Jackson Pollock's 'Blue Poles' in a frenzied 5 minutes of red cordial induced paint frenzy.

This is because the majority of people see Art as it was before the advent of photography. Accurate or even photographic depiction is what people admire because it has recognisable craftsmanship and demonstrates an ability honed with practice and dedication.(remember I said this, it'll help below)

Art had to move on and many painful decades on, guys throwing cow blood at walls elicit the same reaction now as the Impressionists did in their time.

So where does this leave Paleo-art?

Generally in the same place as Fantasy art, Science Fiction art, Wild life art, movie concept art, comic book art etc. It's for the most part Illustration.

Before firing up the flame cannon in the comments section remember: this is a good thing.
Often when I've said this to people who consider themselves Artists (who are actually doing illustration) they've become a bit insulted, for some reason they feel I'm saying what they do is somehow inferior.

It's not, it simply has a different goal. Art's job is to subjectively interpret and comment upon human existence.

So just stop and ask yourself, is that what you're doing when you paint, or draw or sculpt?
Then ask yourself, "Why the heck would I want to???? I was just painting Styracosaurus as accurately as I possibly could! Look, it's drinking at a river! It makes me happy! Leave me alone!"
So here's the clincher, Art doesn't demand what most people admire and recognise as skill: craftsmanship, realism, beauty, accuracy, style, interest.

Illustration, on the other hand, is a cruel and demanding mistress who actually asks you to make something that looks like something! Draw in your viewer! Use your understanding of perspective, values, composition! (must stop drinking wine)

It isn't to say Art can't have those qualities, but they aren't a prerequisite, and they certainly aren't valued in the same way.

After reading a couple of essays on Paleo-art, for the most part the goal of Paleo-art is to create accurate images which are the depiction of a somewhat removed reality.

People talk about accuracy and current understanding of the science as significant criteria, not whether the work will convey the deeper meaning of that science on culture and subjective human existence.(yawn)

I've seen a few works here that do actually do this, but those quietly move themselves outside the realm of Paleo-art and into just Art. The Paleo tag becomes redundant.(Art's selfish ain't it?)
So what is Paleo-art? I know it's most often not Art, but most of what we think of as Art isn't anyway. What we usually value and regard as admirable doesn't need that label.

Nor should it want it.


PS: I trained as a Fine Artist, but what I admire and enjoy most in life is illustration, art with a little 'a', in all its forms.

-- Matt van Rooijen

ART Evolved is very interested in other opinions on this topic, and would welcome your answer to this question. If you would like to enter an article on "What is Palaeo-art", please read the brief criteria here, and send your essay to

Trilobites in Art

Once more into the breach, my friends!  Here, with less then 3 week until the Trilobite Gallery goes live, it's time for ART Evolved to showcase the work of professional artists and their take on our arthropod friends.

Here is a small overview of with Trilobites in Art!

I have not tried to name the specific trilobite genus or orders, as I honestly don't know them and would probably just embarrass myself!  If anyone feels the need, be my guest and label them in the comments section.

For a fantastic source on trilobite orders and inspiration, check out Sam Gon III's great website!

Trilobites by Ernst Haeckel

Trilobites by Heinrich Harder

Trilobites by Zdenek Burian

Trilobite (on the right) by Charles R. Knight

Trilobites by Sam Gon III

Trilobite Orders by Sam Gon III

Spiky Trilobite by Sam Gon III

Trilobite by Melissa A. Benson

Comic Trilobites by our own Marek Eby

Flying Trilobite by our own Glendon Mellow (more here and here!)

CG Trilobite by our own Craig Dylke

More CG Trilobites by Surface Vision

Trilobite toy by Bullyland (I own this guy!)

Stuffed Trilobite by Weird Bug Lady! (more here and here!)

Trilo-kite by Cambridge Natural History Museum (photo by me)

Metal Trilobite by Jud Turner

I've attempted to pull together artists using different mediums (traditional paint, CG, sculpture, etc), which probably indicates my own definitions of palaeo-art (coming soon!)  

Hopefully, these wonderful pieces inspire you to create your own wonderful trilobites, which will soon be scuttling out of the July's Trilobite Time Capsule!

Send in your trilobite art to!