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Sometimes I wonder what it is vis-a-vis dinosaur art that some people want. Should I trace skeletons? Should I use Gregory S. Paul's skeletals, or David Peters' fine work? Or the estimable and meticulous Scott Hartman or Qilong (Jaime Headden)? Or Nima Sassani (Paleo King)? Or Palaeozoologist? Or several others who do fine skeletal reconstructions?

Or should I copy from their flesh restorations or trace movie screencaps from March of the Dinosaurs, all three Jurassic Park movies, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Revolution, Dinosaur, or Speckles the Tarbosaurus, as well as several others?

Or should I go back farther, to the days of Charles R. Knight or Zdenek Burian? Mark Hallett? Doug Henderson? Should I do like SO MANY do and trace elements from old pics here and there; God HELP me if a customers asks for something even remotely original?

Should I claim to use GIMP and measure pixels from photos of skeletons to get my creatures correct and lifelike? Should I draw/paint pics of specimens or try and get cool depictions of living creatures in their worlds?

All the people and sources mentioned have my respect and admiration, even liking, but should I merely copy/trace/emulate their work, or should I make my own they do?

My choice is to study the remains as best I can, thinking of the fossils as WHOLE and LIVING creatures, not just dead taxidermy mounts, devoid of life. I have spent and still spend MANY hours studying the bones, studying living animals, their ecosystems, their personalities, and their behavior, after which I create my own pictures. Not in the style of Knight. Or Burian. Or Paul. Or anyone else I can think of.

I can think of many pics I've done that are not scientifically perfect. Nobody I know of can truthfully claim to be entirely accurate. I've done little that I show that I am ashamed of, warts and all.

How many here can claim that? How many here think creative art is only done by tracing other people's work?

How many ARTISTS are out there? I got an idea quite a few. Let me know your opinions, please. Tell me your candidates for creative artists and why you like them, whether they seem to fit my criteria or not.


Bryan Joseph (Deino Joe) Riolo
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm an artist. Yes, that IS a surprise, considering this is an art site. I do many kinds of art, including writing. Been through good times and bad, something I am sure is true for many of us here. I love creativity. I love it when someone works hard to improve, which, as far as I can see, is exemplified by this site.

I do digital art and normal art: painting drawing, and many, many messes. Fantasy, dinosaurs, animals, abstracts, surrealism, portraits, and some kinds I have no names for are the kinds of stuff I do.

I am often iconoclastic and irreverent, but always respectful of honest effort, as I see it.

Current Residence: Somewhere close to Hell
deviantWEAR sizing preference: MFH-Mother-F---king-Huge!
Print preference: Glossy!!!!
Favourite genre of music: Opera, Movie OST's, Folk
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Porter, Vishniak
Favourite style of art: Realism, Fantastic, Abstract, Surreal
Operating System: Windows!!!!
MP3 player of choice: My computer!
Shell of choice: Scallop! I dunno! What's a shell?
Wallpaper of choice: My Warrior Angels
Skin of choice: Human! Hey! How would I know"
Favourite cartoon character: Long John Silver
Personal Quote: Don't call me late for dinner!

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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional
So what do think about/know about Anzu wyliei? seems like someone who would be up your alley 
Algoroth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
You talking about the new American oviraptorid?
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional
New? yes  American? yes  oviraptorid I don't know that your department
Algoroth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Egg stealing mother shagger, yes. Izz Oviraptorid.
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kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Hi there long time no see I have made new sculpts hope you like them :D
Alex-MewMew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist









Algoroth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well...yer welcome! 
SplicedBeast Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama badge!
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
I would like you invite you to crew up  ;) (Wink)…
Algoroth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
And vat be dis krew up thing, Bear?

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