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Recreating an Age of Reptiles

Handbook / Manual
By: Mark P Witton(Author)
110 pages, 90 colour illustrations
Publisher: Crowood Press
Recreating an Age of Reptiles
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  • Recreating an Age of Reptiles ISBN: 9781785003349 Paperback Jun 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals have always fascinated people but they pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behaviour of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between palaeontology – the science of understanding fossils – and artistic licence lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. The approaches used in rendering these impressive creatures are discussed and demonstrate the problems, as well as the unexpected freedoms, that palaeontological artists are faced with. Recreating an Age of Reptiles showcases over ninety scientifically credible paintings of some of the most spectacular animals in the Earth's history, as well as may less familiar species.

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Dr Mark P Witton is an author, palaeontological artist and researcher who hs wokred with major museums and universities around the world to understand and reconstruct extinct animals. He has acted as consultant to numerous dinosaur documentaries and films including the Walking with Dinosaurs franchise and the BBC's Planet Dinosaur.

Handbook / Manual
By: Mark P Witton(Author)
110 pages, 90 colour illustrations
Publisher: Crowood Press
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"This book is an enjoyable and at times humorous discussion of the artistic reconstruction of Mesozoic reptiles by palaeontologist and palaeoartist Mark Witton."
– Emma Askew, reviewer

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