I have a friend at the museum. He collects miniature dinosaurs. He asked me to do a small sculpture of a Iguanodon and it should be a scientifically as accurate as possible. So this sculpture is completely based on accurate skeletal-and life restorations by Gregory S. Paul. The green coloration with stripes is my friend,s idea
Finally it is finished! It take about two weeks to sculpt this. This is about 17 centimeters long.
DAS-and Apoxie-clay sculpture on ironwire armature. Painted on acrylic paints by airbrush and brush
Reminds me of the Iguanodons on Walking With Dinosaurs. It looks brilliant, and very accurate. I especially like the tail; I hate seeing dinos with droopy tails (especially sauropods!) because its so incorrect. Well done with it all, I can't fault it. You should be very proud.
I,m glad that this pleases you! Anatomical accuracy is my goal. I am very surprised, how much there still is inaccurate dinosaur restorations, no matter that the modern knowledge of their anatomy is quite widely-known.
You're very welcome As a dinosaur nut, nothing irritates me more than needless inaccuracy, you said it perfectly. In my first week of school we were going through what we wanted to be when we grew up, I proudly said 'aleontologist' and had to help my teacher find it in the dictionary so we could work out how to spell it. I'm immensely critical of dinosaur replicas; but in this case, none of them are negative.
The book would be a step-by-step guide in into a creature figure sculpting. Lots of info of different kind of materials, tools and working methods. With pictures of course!!!
Aha, ok! Well, when I was a little kid T-rex have been my favorite (duh) Also Deinonychus have been close to my heart (long before the Jurassic Park "raptors") Nowadays I don,t have any specific favorite... They all are very cool creatures. But I think in generally I like those furry dinobirds found in china, like Sinosauropteryx
Hehe...I know what you mean. In october me and my co-workers made a trip into a Berlin Humboldt museum of natural history. I was like a little kid again, when I was standing infront of mounted brachiosaurus and allosaurus skeletons. Oh boy, that was the day!
That would be a book I'd totally consider purchasing!
I think 'Jurassic Park' heightened by dinosaur love to be honest, especially with Stan Winstons amazing animatronic work. Who can resist the Therapods, even though I usually claim to love most Hadrosaurs, I always get excited about those giant carnivores! I love the look of the feathery/furry dinosaurs, it gives them even more character, don't you think? XD
The same situation but me within the American Natural History Museum in New York, I ran upto a Triceratops skeleton completely giddy Actually you just reminded me to upload photos from that experience ^_^
Yeah. Jurassic Park was a monumental movie, not only because it introduced the new scientific view of dinosaurs as active and advanced to a public but it also made a revolution in CGI-special effects.
So what makes you to love Hadrosaurs? Of course they are a very numerous group of advanced herbivores with exotic crests and other visual diplays. BTW, did you know that in 1930´s scientists found an mummified Corythosaurus fossils with skin impressions and soft tissue? This gives an advance to reconstruct Corythosaurus with high level of accuracy.
Hehe.. I would love take a trip into a American Natural History Museum. I think they still have this Cretaceous Liaoning-exhibition with those furry dinobirds and dinosaur eating protomammals...
I actually think that the CGI in 'Jurassic Park' is still quite impressive to this day, and this is coming from someone who is more for animatronics any day. I love how Stan Winston created everything on such a realistic scale with the models, really brought life to the picture.
I think my love for Parasauralophus came from a cartoon in my childhood (Can't remember the name of it) which involved a character that was just that species, I thought the idea of the body stance and head crest was pretty awesome, from then on, I adored most of the Hardosaurus that I researched into. I also think there is just so much that can be visualised from them, as you've said in the above. Memo to myself to draw more dinosaurs....
I think I might've caught something on the grapevine about the skin impressions, but it was a more recent account that featured actual skin that'd had been fossilised? Fascinating finds indeed. They tried to scan the skin imprints as not to damage them, but the chunk of bones was too big to actually scan through. Did you hear about a group of scientists who reconstructed the crest of the Parasauralophus so they could actually hear what it sounded like? It was amazing when they gave a test drive of the sound, so Prehistoric!
I don't think I saw that exhibition, although it is an absolutely HUGE place. Wish I could've spent a whole day in there, but I only had a couple of hours to get around everything. Gives me a reason to revisit New York though, and to check out the Central Park Zoo again Any favourite natural history museums you'd like to recommend?
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