Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ask me about...

I enjoy wearing my love of prehistory on my sleeve (I'm wearing my Raven Amos Ichthyovenator as I type and my Rebecca Groom Microraptor just arrived in the post). For one, it's fun just to have some amazing paleoart on my shirt. But it's also because it may invite a conversation from a fellow paleo-enthusiast or just a curious outsider.

Recently while I brainstormed ideas for new design sets for my shop, it struck me that it would be cool to just come out and tell people that it's fun to talk about natural history. So the "Ask me about..." series was born, featuring simple, (hopefully) charismatic illustrations of prehistoric critters.

These initial four designs are now available in my shop, on various colors and styles of tees and hoodies and other merchandise. A "bird evolution" version is in the works, and from there I think I'll move out to explore other facets of natural history.

8 comments:

  1. I want to mention that from reaserch mentioned in this: video I would have to say that your dimetrodon is somewhat inaccurate.

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    1. This video:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aK5IgMJxcAk

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    2. I don't think there's anything approaching a scientific consensus that the partial sail coverage in D. giganhomogenes as interpreted in Rega 2012 (http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3158/2158-5520-5.1.104) is reflective of other, or all, Dimetrodon sp. At this point, I think it's reasonable to restore the sail either way.

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    3. The partial sail Dimetrodon is false. The people who jumped on that train didn't read the paper carefully enough. It's based on a dimetrodon who suffered an injury to its sail, and the way it healed on that particular spot likely didn't regenerate the sail skin over it according to the bone texture. Normal dimetrodon a still likely had a sail.

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  2. Too bad there are no kids sizes! :(

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    1. Fixed that, thanks for the catch! Now all four are available in childrens' garments.

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  3. IMHO 'Ask me about feathered dinosaurs' would have more appeal if you picked a more iconic dinosaur (like a feathered velociraptor).

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