“Ammonite graveyard” by John Sibbick
“John Sibbick’s detailed interpretation of a graveyard of extinct swimming mollusks called ammonites. An acclaimed artist, Sibbick has even been honored with a newfound pterosaur named after him, dubbed Ludodactylus sibbicki.” boingboing
“Devonian Extinction” by Steve White:
“This was another piece for Australian publisher Weldon Owen. It features the giant armoured fish, Dunkleosteus, after making a kill. It is being mobbed by a number of early shark: several Cladoselache; a male ‘anvil shark’, Stethacanthus; and, lower left, Ctenacanthus. In the foreground a trio of the trilobite, Huntonia, forages through a reef of horn corals, brachiopods and sponges.”
“Colorized and digitized the feathered T. rex I’ve been working on. Also fixed the perspective and posture of the legs, which really bothered me in the pencil sketch. More may yet be done on this one.”
No Instagram here, kids, this is photographic paleo-art from The Eighties. The photographer, Jane Burton, combined models, cutouts, glass panels, painted backgrounds and different camera tricks to achieve these results.
If you want to know more, take a look at Tricia’s Obligatory Art Blog, and you’ll see that she deserves all the credit for this post. Thank you, Tricia. Also there’s this book.