A busy scene from the Cretaceous North America, with Albertosaurus chasing Maisaura and chicks (there’s a really 9ld version of this one where Albertosaurus had only a timid feather fan round its arms… things move fast!) , Originally the big hadrosaurs were supposed to be Anatotitan (not Edmontosaurus) and Lambeosaurus in the background, all being overlooked by Quetzalcoatlus.
Since the Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs should be readily available for everybody now, I’ll be posting in instalments some outtakes that din’t quite make it to the book (at least in their original form). This will give you an idea of the editing process and some of the politics and haggling involved. It was indeed a very long process of building and furnishing this mammoth effort… countless protagonists and scenarios were modified or discarded.
Needless to say this scene had originally T. rex unfeathered…the background had to be withered away in order to have the text inserted. It was a long, arduous work. Quilled Triceratops were a must and I pretended to create a motion , our of focus close-up effect with the Euoplocephalus maze.
More to come!
Some of these outtakes and others are now and will be available in poster size (some of them really big!) and amazing quality at a stall run by Stone Company at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting in Los Angeles (a bit more than a couple of weeks from now). For more information click here SVP.
Who knows, I might even be there signing Posters together with copies of the Big Golden Book. I have been told that some (if not many copies) would be also signed by Dr. Bob Bakker.
So, maybe see some of you there?