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.