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roukaryu Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:01such great detail. how did you do it? it's beautiful!
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ArganonStringgrove 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 Nov 22, 2010  Student General 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 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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@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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madmadman01 Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
daaamn. you own.:) (Smile) 
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....This, this is the most farking awesome thing I have ever seen.. ever! D:

Wow. Just so epic.
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roukaryu Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:01such great detail. how did you do it? it's beautiful!
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ArganonStringgrove 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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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 Nov 22, 2010  Student General 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 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 Sep 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@03:59Absolutely amazing :wow:
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pilsator 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 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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