I just finished this thing off. Check out the last post for the specifics. My 'theory' for the color is based off of the flamingo and golden hammerhead, the prey (shrimp and fish,) eat a food item that causes their colors to change. The predator eats the fish or shrimp and they also change color. Same thing here, only replace fish with ostrich mimic;) It might not be perfect, but I at least thought about it;)
I recieved my copy of Gregory S. Paul's new book, haven't read it but flipped through it. Is is just me or do the new restorations look... stunted? The legs appear too short for several of the theropods and the heads look really big... I've seen lots of different restorations of these animals and they don't look like that. Strange. All the 'lumping' seems a bit extensive, and I'm still not seeing Jane as a juvenile T. rex. There is a juvenile Tarbosaurus that looks nothing like her... And the reason GSP gives? We haven't found any adults of Jane the Nanotyrannus so she must be a juvenile T. rex. Even I can see through that, we have a whopping 2 skeletons and one's just a head! I'm a bit disappointed, I was hoping for another PDW but this seems more of like an overview. And why are there so many Giraffatitan skeletons and a dirth of Titanosaurs...? I'll have to see if I change my mind upon actually reading it;)
Over on Art Evolved, they are having an art contest for charity, for info go here! The idea is to draw a pink dinosaur and then send it over to them. They will then put in $2 for cancer research. So I did this up. I haven't had a chance to color it yet, hopefully later today, so if you feel the need to draw some dinosaurs pick up a pencil and lend a hand!
Brett is a comic book artist currently working on nothing he can mention, damn it! He also draws dinosaurs! He likes to talk about science and evolution if you don't want to here about that stuff, tuff cookies;)
If you would like to use my images on your web site, please e-mail me. (brettbooth at gmail dot com) I usually grant permission for non-commercial uses but I do require that you provide a link back to me. If you are a scientist, or represent a museum or educational institution, one time print use of dinosaur images is very low cost and sometimes free, please inquire.
I am happy to draw original paleo artwork for papers, articles and the like. I'm happy to do these for very reasonable fee's and in some cases I'll even wave that. So feel free to ask.
I will no longer doing comic/anthro character commissions. See other blog.