Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Dinosaur Battle Town from Eddie West on Vimeo.
This amazing little piece of animation by Eddie West was discovered on io9. They appropriately called it Medieval Dinoriders...
VOTE: As an administer, I am fascinated that there is currently a four-way tie for september's gallery (on right)! Turtles, armoured fish, aetosaurs, and glyptodons are all tied with 9 votes each. BE THE DECIDING FACTOR and WRITE HISTORY!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Over at the Living Lines Library, a number of production drawings and animation cels from Don Bluth's The Land Before Time (1988) were recently posted. Click the links below to check them out!
The Land Before Time (1988) - Production Drawings
The Land Before Time (1988) - Production Cels
And while you're there, don't be afraid to explore the rest of the blog. The site has a rich collection of pencil tests, story boards, concept art, and other artwork from a number of animated films. Good stuff!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Which will you pick? (You can pick more than one at a time, by the way)
There is a theme, but we admins think it is more fun in this case to make you figure it out ;)
In case you missed the results of our last poll the Carboniferous won. Meaning...
This July 1st, anything and everything from the Carboniferous period is fair game for its own work of art!
If you're new to the site, we accept any and all artwork submitted that is themed around any of our gallery topics. Just send your submission(s), along with any accompanying text you'd like with them, and the link to your website/blog/online picture gallery to our email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll post them!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
This week's installment (okay honestly these are not likely to be a weekly event :P ) comes to you (again) from Canada. However unlike our first encounter on the eastern side of the country this one is from the west coast (that is a freaking huge distance... 3/4 the width of the 2nd largest country on Earth!) in British Columbia.
This encounter took place a mere week ago on May. 10th 2010 at the Sunshine Coast of BC between ART Evolved cofounders Craig Dylke and Peter Bond. As you might be able to tell from the suits it wasn't a standard random encounter.
No Peter was there to help Craig out doing a fairly big job...
Yeah so this is not a low key typical encounter of ART Evolved people, but we still want to know about and see when members of our community (whether proper blog members or just readers/followers of the site) run into one another. Even if you live in the same city or stumble into one another at a far flung conference, please record it and share it with the rest of the community. We might even have to start keeping score (in that case Peter is currently winning at moment... for the moment :P)
Friday, May 20, 2011
After a brief hiatus I've managed to post the latest in my occasional series on building a 3D dinosaur over at Paleo Illustrata. This post outlines the research involved before preparing to model a Triceratops in 3D; some of this will be old hat to may of you but hopefully it will provide pointers to anyone wanting to have a go at creating ancient life reconstructions on the computer. This subject is already being covered by some fine artists and inspiration can be gained by swinging by Angie Rodrigues' brilliant blog where she's modelling an Olorotitan which is setting the standard (gulp!) by which all other 3D modellers might be judged, and also have a gander at thoracosaurus.blogspot.com where Evan Boucher created an animated Thoracosaurus neocesariensis for his masters thesis and is a accomplished piece of reconstruction complete with the methodology.
What differentiates all of these blogs is that there are as many ways of constructing a workflow, methodology and artistic experience and creativity to create 3D reconstructions as there are artists, so hopefully I will be adding to rather than reproducing the work of other workers. As ever, comments very welcome!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Do you remember this from the show?!?
Monday, May 9, 2011
My personal favorite best dressed dinosaur is:
One honorable mention who didn't make it onto this list goes out to our own friend Traumador the Tyrannosaur! That sure is one nice red shirt he's got on.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Weapon of Mass Imagination has a lipped Gorgosaurus in progress.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Hadrosaurs were the most advanced types of ornithopods by the late Cretaceous, having evolved into two different groups: Lambeosaurinae and Hadrosaurinae.
Lambeosaurinae hadrosaurs include the hollow-crested and short-beaked Parasauolophus, Olorotita, and Corythosaurus. Hadrosaurs in Hadrosaurinae include the larger and broad-beaked Edmontosaurus, Gryposaurus and Saurolophus. Join us as we celebrate all things Hadrosaurs! Scroll down to view all the beautiful duckbill artwork. Click on the images to enlarge them.
If you wish to participate in the gallery and have your artwork displayed here, send your work to us at email@example.com.
Welcome to ART Evolved's Hadrosaur Gallery:
After an intense battle between time periods and paleoenvironments, the topic of the next Time Capsule will be the Carboniferous Time Period! This gallery opens July 1st, and as it is the summer, and many of us are on holiday and lounging on the beach, this topic is hopefully an easy one to submit to. If you want to paint a terrestrial amphibian, paint a terrestrial amphibian. If you want to sketch a giant fern tree, sketch a fern tree. If you want to 3D model an arthropod, 3D model an arthropod!
Can't wait to see what the palaeosphere artists come up with this summer! Send in your Carboniferous art to firstname.lastname@example.org.