Simply put - I have been busy drawing for two big commissioned paleoart projects. As of yesterday my work on both of them is complete. The first, and more time consuming project, was kids book about dinosaurs for which I was main illustrator. The book is aimed to young kids, published by the UK based publisher Ivy Press www.ivypress.co.uk/ , and authored by the PhD paleontology student Jon Tennant (see his blog here - blogs.egu.eu/palaeoblog/ ). The book is currently in latest stages of pre-print development and is supposed to appear in UK's bookstores sometime this autumn.
I got permission to reveal 10 of the artworks I did for the book (I made about 80 artworks, but not all of them will find its place in the final version), so as of today every 3 weeks or so I will upload one artwork, and I will keep it up until all 10 works are being posted in my gallery. So, keep an eye for updates.
Hopefully the art I am about to post here will be of interest for my DA friends and watchers, and will make them consider buying the book once it is out (even if they are older than the target age).
The first illustration can be seen here: t-pekc.deviantart.com/art/Jura…
The other project I worked on, was also quite interesting and important for me, but I have no idea when I will be able to reveal the art for it. All I can say is that the project includes my first ever acrylics paintings, which turned out pretty well in my opinion, with a mural being the most important piece of those. In worst case scenario I will share the art in summer 2015 when the institution which it was commissioned for will open for public.
Until then I will return to my usual paleoart and more regular uploads to my gallery. Have so much ideas for art right now!
Some of my artworks are also available as prints, here on DeviantArt. Check them if you're interested.
Link to my paleontography website - vladoraptor.wix.com/nikolovpal…
Some great paleoartists whose work I like:
and many others. It's obvious that I can't include in this short list all of the artists I'm watching, so please don't send me angry messages. If I'm watching your gallery then be sure that I like your art.