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Paleo Illustration

The quest for a different looking Tyrannosaurus face…

I think we have seen them all… from the ubiquitous bare teeth grin, to the sedated, solemn face of the T. rex from Prehistoric Planet. In my quest for a new look for Tyrannosaurus I would like to start 2023 … Continue reading

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NEWS… a week of frantic activities: after the return to the Geology Museum in Mexico, now the return to TetZoo in London and a South American Paleoart Convention!

How long was it since at the last up close and personal TetZoo Meeting in London? 3 years, four years? I’m starting to show my age… but never forget the importance of being present and interact in person. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Mexico continues to be ace. A recent little scrapbook…

Day of the Dead at the Geology Museum in Mexico! First time ever Geoexplora could run an “in situ” paleo art class after years of the Covid scare… the Museum especially opened the doors for us! As you can see … Continue reading

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Jakapil kaniukura… the new sensation from South America.

Hailed as a “mini-Godzilla”, although frankly I can’t see the resemblance (sorry Hector Munive)… this enigmaatic, tiny, newest of dinosaurs has been assigned to Thyreophora, and reconstructed as a close relative of Scutellosaurus, Scelidosaurus and sundry stegosaurs and ankylosaurs. It … Continue reading

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The Joy of Customising Models and Casts, welcome back from Mexico, again!

Every time I come back from Mexico I bring a lot of samples from Hector Munive. Dalia Castillo and other Mexican sculptors and casters… that means hours and hours of further customising of quality casts that need to be “brought … Continue reading

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Dinosaur rEvolution in Christchurch, NZ. Best one yet!

As Dinosaur rEvolution continues its merry Australasian Tour, I’m happy to announce that this latest outing is getting closer to the essence of the exhibition. Now with Peter Norton from Gondwana Studios closer to the venue it is evident his … Continue reading

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A toy, a Mexican street shop, a dinosaur nut and what came after…

This for your Sunday solace and merriment… the moment I saw a toy bust of a Tyrannosaurus in a popular Mexican shop on my recent trips to Mexico, I understood what I needed to do to it. I love revamping … Continue reading

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All change! Latirhinus uitstlani (Isauria)gets a new drastic make-over and moves genera thanks to Mexican researchers.

Palaeontology is a discipline always in state of flux. Especially -in this case – Mexican Palaeontology… the mural of our well received “Hecho En Mexico” Gondwana Studios exhibition at the Alpha Museum in Monterrey (now in the Museo del Desierto. … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different… The Opening of the Darwin Dohrn Museum. Prehistoric Marine Life Murals in Naples!

It is not very often I have been asked to get into restoring marine life evolution… but my friend Marco Signore asked me to do this mammoth task. I started with a mural on whale evolution where I tried to … Continue reading

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The “Lost” Tyrannosaurs of Mike Kelly. Inedits from an ambitious project(Part One).

Many years ago (in fact it was 2014) I was approached by a veritable dino-nerd with an extraordinarily ambitious project … a Tyrannosaurus/Turannosauria Project… and no it was not Thom Holtz or Dave Hone (which would have been quite the … Continue reading

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