Monday, February 13, 2012

"Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa" 2012, in Florence!

Dracorex are saying: "this year, come in Italy to see the best dino-exhibit of the world!"

Here in Italy we have great expectations for the 2012. It will be another amazing year for paleontology and paleoart!
After the stages in cities of Piacenza, Courmayeur and Pavia, the wonderful exhibit of "Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa" (Dinosaurs in the Flesh) will move in the city of Florence (Firenze), from the 1st day of March until September 2.
For this new stage, the largest fleshed-out restorations will be seen in one of the world’s oldest and suggestive botanical gardens, the Garden Semplici of the Florence Natural History Museum!

A year has passed from the first opening of the exhibit, in Piacenza, and now our paleoartists and the Geomodel team prepared a lot of new attractions and services for the fans.
First of all, new life-size sculptures of prehistoric animals (not only dinosaurs). Parasaurolophus, Stygimoloch, Triceratops and many other beasts will join into the pack!

Stygimoloch spinifer (preview)

Visitors can view the progress of the 3D Paleoaquarium, 110 educational illustrated panels, 120 illustrations of internationally renowned paleoartists, and some surprises!

For the kids, some week ago was inaugurated "Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa Junior", a nice initiative finalized to promote in the web the art of young dinosaur enthusiasts of today... and yesterday. Someone have recognized the artist who made ​​the drawing above? Is a work by Davide Bonadonna, when he was 7 years old! :)

Here, some interesting websites related to "Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa":
The Official Website.
Blog Geomodel: The blog of Geomodel, contein a lot of photos about this incredible dinosaur models.
Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa Official Facebook page.

Go Go Dinosaurs: The blog of Andrea Pirondini, graphic designer for the exhibit and member of the team "Prehistoric Minds".

The photos posted in this article belongs to Geomodel.
The "Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa" poster and the other graphic manipulations belongs to Andrea Pirondini.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feathered Problems... The Gallery is up but can you see it?

Howdy folks...

The gallery has been up a while now, but we've got no comments on it. This combined with a major site formatting issue I encounter with the post (I lose the whole right sidebar) and the fact my blog feed hasn't shown the gallery as posted leads me to suspect there is a malfunction.

In good news I think this problem is caused by the absolute sheer volume of awesomeness that is the gallery (though I suspect the number of picture files rather than awesomeness is causing the problem). If you could leave us a comment here or on the gallery post if you are having similar issues so we can approach blogger about solutions.

So check out the gallery either here, or by refreshing the blog. It exists, I'm just not sure people can see it on feeds and the like. Please also help spread the word if you could...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Feathered Dinosaur Gallery

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to ART Evolved's Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!

Thank you for waiting, but we've got a big one here!

Amazing fossil evidence show irrefutably that several dinosaurs had feathers. In an effort to promote the current view to the public, ART Evolved is proud to showcase art by incredible artists. Banish the recreations of naked JP velociraptors, and embrace the soft downy feathers! Science in action!

(shared by Dr. Thomas Holtz!)

Scroll down to see the modern science view of feathered dinosaurs!

Click on the images to enlarge them!

Enjoy the over 70 submissions!

Enjoy the Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!

 Evolution of the Raven (Corvus corax) by Mike Keesey 

You can link toPhyloPic:
Click to enlarge.

Raptor PSA by Trish Arnold

A Panoply of Protobirds by Albertonychus

A Palaeontologists Rant by Bruce-Earl Barr
I don’t hate the idea that some dinosaursmay have had feathers, (as a matter of fact I find that some dinosaurs actuallylook cooler with them) but after watching the goofy fluffysaurus (Gorgosaurusand Albertosaurus) on that documentary “March of the Dinosaurs,” Iknew they took this “Dinosaur evolved to birds” thing has gone to far!

Deinonychus Prey Restraint by Emily Willoughby

Digital illustration of predation behavior of dromaeosaurids as recently proposedby Fowler and colleagues. Paper is free to download here.

Baluar by Asher Elbein

Dromaeosaurus albertensis by Bill Unzen

The Smell of Rain by Emily Willoughby

Digital illustration of Deinonychus antirrhopus in a mistyforest.

Deinonychus Link by Jonathan Kane
This is how it wouldhave looked in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight
Princess if Link had transformed into a Deinonychus instead of a wolf.

Deinonychus Pair by Niroot Puttapipat

Flying Velociraptors by Niroot Puttapipat

'Happy Birthday, Marc' by Niroot Puttapipat

Portrait of Marc Vincent (Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus) as a Deinonychus

Deinonychus antirrhopus by Pablo Lara

Pablo's website.

Ormr the Assassin by Bruce-Earl Barr

Sort of a Tramador the Tyrannosaur Fan character. Ithink the pack of the primordial feather is one of the most dangerous andinteresting characters in the Tyrannosaur chronicles! (mind spelling errors)

Deinonychus by Anthony Contoleon

The Deinonychus is based on a museum mount from the American Museum of Natural History.
Unfortunately at this angle, it looks like it is riding an invisible bicycle.

Mantling Dromaeosaur by Asher Elbein

Tongue Firmly in Cheek by Trish Arnold

DromaeosaurDigging Behavior by Emily Willoughby

Digital illustration of Saurornitholestes based on a discovery of fossilized burrows with claw marks that likely belonged to a dromaeosaurid,from around 80 mya Utah.

Saurornitholestes by Tom Parker

Saurornitholestes langstoni. Based on the MORmount, but with the posture of the arms fixed.

Saurornitholestes by Josep Asensi

A Saurornitholestesuses the talons and the body weight to restrain its prey, an unfortunate andstill alive sub adult Stegoceras, while feeding on it.

Troodon and Gorgosaurus by Craig Dylke

A test of my new 3D lighting techniques. I had planned on illustrating the "recent" paper
by Chris Carbone, Samuel T. Turvey and Jon Bielby talking about how Tyrannosaurids probably HAD to hunt some of the time due to the far larger population of smaller theropods finding and eating carrion before the Tyrannosaurids could get there first. Sadly the time constraints of creating the new lighting, and memory consumption of 3D feathers caused me to create a more traditional scene.

Life of Maniraptors by Albertonychus

Digital illustration of new troodontid Talos sampsoni, described as having a healed-over wound onits sickle toe, possibly injured in the act of predation. See the open-accesspaper here.

Talos sampsoni by Tom Parker

Talossampsoni; a newly described Campanian troodontid from the USA. The holotypespecimen (UMNH VP 19479) consists of little more than the hindlimbs, ulna andsome vertebre, so this reconstruction is mostly modeled on Saurornithoides andTroodon formosus. Plumage reconstructed after Jinfengopteryx elegans(CAGS-IG-04-0801) and the Rhea, an extant flightless paravian of similar weightand size to T. sampsoni.

Graciliraptor by Vasika Udurawane

'Come Here Fishy, Fishy' by Julio Lacerda

Stunning Buiteraptor. DeviantArt gallery.

The Southern Thief by Elia Smaniotto

Austroraptor cabazai

Sinornithosaurus by Emily Willoughby

Oil painting of Sinornithosaurus, a feathered dromaeosaurid from theearly Cretaceous of China.

NGMC 91 by David Tana

Life reconstructionof a feathered dromaeosaurid from the Yixian Formation of Early CretaceousChina. This specimen has been described in great detail, but is still notassigned to any particular species. The feathers on "Dave" andhis friend are not speculative; the exceptionally well preserved fossilmaterial clearly shows a dinosaur covered in various types of feathers. Iused photos of casts of NGMC 91 as reference, as well as the following paper:

JiQ., Norell, M.A., Gao K.Q., Ji S.-A. and Ren, D. (2001). The distribution ofintegumentary structures in a feathered dinosaur. Nature 410(6832),1084-1087.

Sinosauropteryx by Asher Elbein

Microraptorgui by Kalliopi Monoyios

Originally published in Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True

© 2008 Kalliopi Monoyios

Urvogel by Trish Arnold

Liaoning Scene by Emily Willoughby

Digitalillustration representing a hypothetical scene from the Jehol group of earlyCretaceous Liaoning of China, something like 122 million years ago. Severalanimals from the Yixian formation are represented here: A microraptoriddromaeosaur, Sinornithosaurus millenni, a feathereddromaeosaurid dinosaur; Liaoxitriton zhongjiani, asalamander; Alloraphidia, a snakefly; Epicharmeropsis, a mayfly, and a dead Callobatrachus,a frog.

Anchiornis by Emily Willoughby

Oil painting of Anchiornis, the first dinosaur for a which a full colorpattern was established, chasing a lizard.

Archaeopteryx by Terry Thielen

Archaeopteryx Pair by Peter Bond

Malagasy Bluebirds by Vasika Udurawane

My interpretation ofthe dinosaur Rahonavis ostromi (Maevarano Formation, Maastricthtian,Madagascar). A small (crow-sized) unenlagiine raptor which might've been aflying genus. Here, I have presented sexual dimorphism in these two, thecrested one being a male, the crestless one being a female.

Pencil drawing, coloring in Photoshop CS

Xiaotingia, the newarchaeopterygid (or troodontid) by Maija Karala

It's possible that at least some of these four-winged dinosaurs were
feathered right to the tip of the nose, since they apparently did not
have a proper keratinous beak. I have never seen anyone depict them
like that, however, so I gave it a try. It looks somewhat like a yeti.

Xiaotingia zhengi by Tom Parker

Xiaotingia zhengi; a recently described archaeopterygid from the Late Jurassic of China. (Xu et al. 2011)

Feather Distribution by Albertonychus

Shuvuuia deserti by John Meszaros

A male Shuvuuiadeserti defends his small harem from a younger rival
by inflating his fleshy "horns" and throat wattles. Theinterloper
shows his submission by tucking his head between his legs.

Sketch of Avimimus by Glendon Mellow

Caudipteryx by David Orr

Shuvuuia by Christopher Hutson

An alvarezaurid moving between insect mounds encounters a snack.

Giant Alvarezosaur by Asher Elbein

Epidexipteryx hui by Pablo Lara

Pablo's website.

Incisivosaurus gauthieri by Pablo Lara

Pablo's website.

Conchoraptorgracilis by Jaime Headden

Sandstorm by Vasika Udurawane

Just to show howperilous life could be in the desert with dangers other than VelociraptorXD.....this is Citipati osmolskae, very often mistaken for Oviraptor. A veryold picture, from around middle of last year, drawn in eleventh grade. So Ihaven't got everything good and nice....under exam stress......sorry.... (BarunGoyot Formation, Campanian, Mongolia)

Citipati osmolskae by Niroot Puttapipat

Gigantoraptor erlianensis by Mo Hassan

Created in ArtRage Studio Pro using Bamboo tablet

Struthiomimus altus by Bill Unzen

Kinnareemimus khonkaenensis by Niroot Puttapipat

Coelophysis bauri by Pablo Lara

Pablo's website.

Guanlong wucaii by Niroot Puttapipat

Daiya and Xueman by Bruce-Earl Barr

Yet another Tyrannosaur chronicles OC. I wentwith a yin yang theme. Note that I like to use some sort of Dragon motif when Ido something with dinosaurs. Dragons will come up in future cartoons, assumingthat SOPA and PIPA don’t get passed. I think these would be cool to see in a TCadventure. (mind spelling errors)

 SchyteLizard by Elia Smaniotto

Therizinosaurus cheloniformis

Therizinosaurs in Forest by Terry Thielen

A Very Speculative Daspletosaurus! by Alexander Lovegrove

Tarbosaurus Head Study 1 by Niroot Puttapipat

Tarbosaurus Head Study 2 by Niroot Puttapipat

The Mighty Handful by Niroot Puttapipat 

Albertosaurus mobbed by Ornithomimus

The New Traumador by Craig Dylke

Just my equivalent of a doodle, but my planned future direction for Traumador. Don't expect the blog to restart (sadly) anytime soon though. I'm thinking more a reboot of his "universe" in some sort of book form. So do watch for more developments and tweaks on his new look.

How about some non-theropods with feathers!

Leaellynasaura amicagraphica by Niroot Puttapipat

I'm a Dirty Dirty Parrot by Elia Smaniotto

Psittacosaurus sibiricus.

Parrot's Face by Vasika Udurawane

Psittacosaurus major,a small experimental fun pic. (Yixian Formation, Barremian, China). I omittedthe background in it. (Photoshop coloring on pencil drawing)

Waller's Titan by Elia Smaniotto

(it's the terror bird Titanis, hope it's fine with that)

Psittacosaurus sibiricus.

Modern feathered dinosaurs...

Follow That Dream by Trish Arnold

And now for something completely different...

Anchiornis by Bruce-Earl Barr

Hears a picture of an Anchiornis. If you see this picture then I must be more lovedaround the paleo art community then I thought! This is a drawing I made becauseI wanted to see if you guys would post such a Interesting piece of artwork. Plus it give me something for my local art show! Oh, and in case youdon’t want to go looking for the verse yourself and “risk yourscientific credibility” it says “For I am not ashamed of the gospel,because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

[Admin - We at ART Evolved are proud of our policy of not censoring art that is sent in to us. Enjoy the art for what it is!]

And for something else completely different...
The Future? by Trish Arnold


Troodon in the Rushes by Raven Amos

Read more on Raven's blog The CAW Box here.

A Cold Day Out by Raven Amos

See more about this family of Albertosaurs here.

Achillobator giganticus by Josep Asensi

Epidexipteryx hui by Josep Asensi

Mortal techniques by Josep Asensi

Feathered Dinosaur by Simon Farrell

There we are! Thank you so much for checking out ART Evolved's Feathered Dinosaur Gallery!

This is by far our largest gallery to date and one that I am sure will continue to grow! If you want to add to the gallery, send your art to!

Huge thank yous to all the amazing artists who submitted incredible work!

The next gallery here at ART Evolved will be in celebration of a fantastic paleoartist, Dan Varner, who we lost this year.

The Dan Varner Tribute Gallery will open May 2012.

Please join us in a tribute to the master of marine reptiles by sending your art to