Dinosaur Reconstruction: Sketch

April 6, 2009

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I finally got around to some sketching that I’ve been meaning to tackle since I took reference photos at the ROM in 2008: dinosaur anatomy reconstruction, based on fossil evidence.

Dwelling on my pathological anatomy illustration experience during my time at the University of Guelph back in 2007 I decided to attempt a 2D anatomical reconstruction of a type of extinct raptor. Aided by  googled images of bird heads and musculature, anatomical textbook limb references, shots of various animal cadavers from the dissections @ Guelph and a few photos of my former pet iguana, I was able to produce a decent sketch of what could turn into a convincing, accurate series of renderings.

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Yes, I should have been spending this time working on my website layout, but no, that would not have been as entertaining. Although I like where this image is going, after considering the pose of the animal, I don’t think i’ll bother to render a final version of this raptor… however, with a better understanding of the anatomy, I might conceive a better composition later….

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June 1, 2008

Yesterday I drove into Hamilton to visit my old Art Teacher, Ms. Silvia D’Agruma, to catch up on over five years of life and to drop off some technical/scientific/medical illustration pieces for an upcoming show at the Hamilton Artists Inc. Gallery. It is always refreshing to reunite with like-minded people from your past… something which I’ve been doing a lot of lately.
Below are the details, posted for your eager, beady little eyeseses.

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY JUNE 28TH,2008. AT 7PM. – 10PM.
LOCATION: HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. 161 JAMES ST. NORTH HAMILTON ON.
CLOSING RECEPTON: FRIDAY JULY 12, 2008.

Also, today I managed to read on the beach and earn my first real sunburn of 2008.
Pink never felt so damn goooooooood.


one hundred per-cent

May 24, 2008

FINALLY, after its initial launch, the News portion of my website is now operational, meaning that the site itself is complete.

I have also included two previous 2006 posts from my former blog: a book review and a short video link.

Thank you for your continuing interest, and please visit again soon.