Monday, 4 May 2009

Art Monday: Synapsid peek

There's been a delay in the second ART Evolved gallery, our gallery of Permian Synapsids. So I thought I would show a teaser of the face of my dicynodont drawing. ART Evolved is a delicious visual treat cooked up by Craig Dylke and Peter Bond, with input from the rest of our paleo-artsy-bloggy crew. We launched a couple of months back in an attempt to showcase some of the best paleo-art being produced by bloggers. In addition to posts about technique and subject matter, every two months we aim to create a themed gallery that anyone can submit to, making for a lively a vibrant gallery. The first gallery featured ceratopsian dinosaurs, y'know, like triceratops.

I've added a self-updating blogroll of the whole regular ART Evolved gang in my sidebar (look down, way down below the flying trilobite button), so I can easily keep up with the diverse gang of artists involved.

The synapsid gallery should be up soon, thanks to the hard work of our tireless moderators. I've heard the expression before that organizing atheist freethinkers is like herding cats; I think organizing paleo-artists is probably closer to teaching velociraptors to drink tea properly.

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Weapon of Mass Imagination said...

LOL "Teaching a Velociraptor to drink tea."

You realize this line has hit my imagination button, and it is a really powerful button in my psyche!

In as cliche a manner as you can imagaine I warn you, "everything that happens from here on in is your fault!" :p

Zachary Miller said...

Glendon, you're gonna want to tinker with that drawing! Dicynodonts are totally toothless, unless you count the very basal forms (amonodonts, like Suminia). However, yours has the distinctive tusks that characterize higher dicynodonts, so there shouldn't be any teeth.

Cool expression, though! Can't wait to see the final drawing.

Glendon Mellow said...

Gah! Thanks Zach, you are a scholar and a gentleman. I'll get on it right away.

The funny part is the part of this dicynodont's physique I messed with on purpose makes the mistake with the teeth pale in comparison.

Craig, I've dropped my teacup. :-)

Weapon of Mass Imagination said...

Remember I did warn you...


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