Friday, November 11, 2011

Sneak peak: The "Vulture Thief"

I've begun work on a series of illustrations of birds and bird-like theropod dinosaurs. I'm almost done with Buitreraptor, a little critter from Argentina. It's fairly closely related to the popular Deinonychus, but is smaller and has a greatly elongated snout with tiny little teeth.

Buitreraptor means "vulture thief," named for the fossil site it was found in, La Buitrera, or "vulture roost."

These pieces are going to be exhibited next August here in Bloomington. I'll have more information about that show, which will combine art and science, in the coming months. Right now, I'll be steadily working on these illustrations as I work on my class projects. Never a dull moment.

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