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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:12Did you paint like every cell i mean seriously, That Detail!
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roukaryu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:01such great detail. how did you do it? it's beautiful!
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ArganonStringgrove Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:00I am in awe. I love anything prehistoric and I love art. This truly captures both. While watching it, I kept thinking "Can he get closer?" The blending of the images into one long sequence was flawless. Needless to say, I am very impressed.
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micai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:59Wow what a splendid rendering! It was quite the experience seeing the image zoom more, and then more... Very well done, and intriguing!! :D
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Writer
@00:26Are you planning to upload a picture that focuses on the other anurognathid?

Because I would enjoy to apreciate it in more detial :)
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
@02:20Very good - I wanted to keep going down through bacteria to sub-atomic "particles"...
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This is the second of my animated paintings done for the launch of Ontograph Studios.

A representation of the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota from some of the largest fossils to the smallest. At the largest scale you can see the ornithopod dinosaur Jinzhousaurus yangi, while the anurognathid pterosaur Jeholopterus ningcchengensis flies through the centre. Closer in you can see that Jeholopterus is hunting the ichneumon wasp Tanychora beipioensis, which is covered with the pollen Protoconiferous funarius.

It was made with a series of Photoshop paintings at progressively smaller scales, which were stitched together and animated in After Effects.
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keelen6 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Wow.  That's amazing, it's such a seamless stitch, I almost thought it was all in ONE painting :O
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
truly amazing but i don't get it, why so much detail for something that cannot be seen.....
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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:12Did you paint like every cell i mean seriously, That Detail!
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
daaamn. you own.:) (Smile) 
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Sheather888 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....This, this is the most farking awesome thing I have ever seen.. ever! D:

Wow. Just so epic.
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roukaryu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:01such great detail. how did you do it? it's beautiful!
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ArganonStringgrove Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:00I am in awe. I love anything prehistoric and I love art. This truly captures both. While watching it, I kept thinking "Can he get closer?" The blending of the images into one long sequence was flawless. Needless to say, I am very impressed.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Aside from what everone else has said (about the lovely colors, the smooth, three dimensional, movement-filled forms of the animals, etc) I really appreciate the message here that paleontology isn't all about big dinosaurs. Zoom in and there will always be something interesting.
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micai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:59Wow what a splendid rendering! It was quite the experience seeing the image zoom more, and then more... Very well done, and intriguing!! :D
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
@03:59A masterpiece! Who knew two archosaurs, an insect and some pollen could be so amazing!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@03:59Absolutely amazing :wow:
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pilsator Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This just blew my mind. It actually blew my mind when everything zoomed in at this tiny flyspeck-like pterosaur and made it appear as an adorable little anurognathid, and the rest was just too much. Hard to do this piece of super-HD-palaeontocinematography justice with words. Alongside with the nyctosaur piece, it's truly a new kind of paleoart.

Besides, absolutely beautiful colors. Although it's clearly your own style, I found the colors and composition a bit reminiscent of GSP's paintings.
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MattMart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally awesome. Absolutely love the initial landscape painting, any plans to upload these separately?

Hate to nitpick something so perfect otherwise but Jeholopterus is from the Daohugou beds... You could lengthen the tail a bit and call it Dendrorhynchoides? :)
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jconway Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Oops, you're right, now why did I think it was Yixian? Or maybe this scene was right on the border, right? Right?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well you're not alone, I frequently see the earlier-discovered Daohugou taxa lumped in with the Yixians, probably because so many people considered the two formations fairly equivalent for a while. But now it's pretty widely accepted that Daohugou is Oxfordian-Tithonian, so no border between the two unfortunately.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:59It's so cool that you can do this!! :D I really enjoyed it. It's nice to see you using bolder colours for once.

I also realised how important music is for any animation. I watched the first half in silence and I felt it was going way too slow, then it occurred to me to turn on the music, and well, I was able to enjoy it properly after that.
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jconway Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
@03:59Yeah, it's not really intended just to be watched like this, it should be set to narration, or playing in the background.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I thought so :)
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Writer
@00:26Are you planning to upload a picture that focuses on the other anurognathid?

Because I would enjoy to apreciate it in more detial :)
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I just wanted to keep on going - through bacteria down to sub-atomic particles.
Spike.
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Kheelaia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too -.-'
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jconway Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I used the smallest fossil I had a photo of!
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
>;~} >
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
@02:20Very good - I wanted to keep going down through bacteria to sub-atomic "particles"...
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
@03:59Fantastic...
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pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@03:59Cool. The layers of life.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When it started to focus on Jeholopterus and I started to make out a hint of potential insect prey and it kept focusing still... I started to think, "hey, where am I going?!"
Incredible work! Also enjoyed the Nyctosaurus-panorama. Is this it for the Studios, or is there still more to come? Hopefully, because this is something very original! And you clearly know what you're doing.
How about a first-person view of a pterosaur as it flies across the Mesozoic landscape? Just to plant the thought into your mind ;)
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jconway Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I have a few other ideas, and a couple of things I'm working on, but I'm hoping to start selling them before too long, so they might not go up.
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morganobrienart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
This is truly amazing. hypnotic even...wonderful work! I would love to recreate this scene in one of my watercolours!
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ADigitalArtist Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:59Very unique and all your color choices really tie the entire movie together! Consider me inspired. :)
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