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Recreating an Age of Reptiles (signed)

£16.99 (Sold out)

The 2017 version of my collection of palaeoartworks: a letter-sized (21.59 x 27.94 cm), full-colour paperback with 108 pages of text and imagery, and over 90 bits of artwork. This is identical to the 2016 version, just handled by a professional publisher (and thus less expensive).

I'm happy to sign and doodle in your copy - if you have any requests for a sketch along with my signature, please let me know when you place your order.

From the back cover:
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals have always fascinated people but they pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behaviour of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between palaeontology - the science of understanding fossils- and artistic licence lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. The approaches used in rendering these impressive creatures are discussed and demonstrate the problems, as well as the unexpected freedoms, that palaeontological artists are faced with. The book showcases over ninety scientifically credible paintings of some of the most spectacular animals in the Earth's history, as well as may less familiar species.