Man oh man,I wish I could make a big front page discovery like that!So how do you think this animal came to die and fossilize?Inability to cope with the appearance of new obstacles to it's once empty open air environment? Like say the evolution of trees?Granted I don't see any front impact damage from collision with a trunk...
More likely shot down by Atlanteans or Visitors. Or Tyrannosaurs carrying laser-guns set to 'fricasee'. Tastes like extra salty lobster.
The Blog Banner rocks, in a most fossilized manner! Just fantastic.the Sam Gon III website is a treasure. Trilobite of the Month. sweet.
Thanks Leslie! I actually was aiming to make this one look much more rocklike. I tried to use more earthy colours. I photographed the shale with the light from the window angled at the top, to offset the shadows I painted and highlight the rock texture. Then I used a Photoshop flood filter to give the shadow on the bottom left more depth. Sam Gon III website is a resource I have used for years. It's awesome. It's my secret dream to have him link to me.
It looks so realistic, it's almost scary. I love the lighting angle.
Thanks Lim. I aim for "almost scary". "Really scary" would end my ambiguous-ness. ;-)
Richard Fortey was on BBC Radio 5 Live's Simon Mayo show today (Friday) waxing very eloquent about Trilobites, the Ordovician, the Natural History Museum (London) and entertaining but sadly truncated stuff.
Really? I wonder if I can find a podcast of that. Nifty. Is BBC Radio 5 like an educational station, or something?
You just know some Chinese fossil-faker will be making one of those even as we speak.Will try to find podcast for you.5 live: 24 hour news and sport station:www.bbc.co.uk/radio/5live
No stress, I'll poke around for it. Thanks Peter!
http://lunartalks.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/calling-jurassic-invert-palaeontologists/Have any ideas?
I thought maybe Atlanteans. Y'know, those crazy sandals they wore. Yup, it's a fossil of an Atlantean sandal-print. Another mystery solved.
Posts over 14 days old have their comments held in moderation - I've been getting an unusual amount of spam for a guy who paints trilobites. I'll release it lickety-split though.