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The International Palaeontological Congress, 2014

Great news this month – my reconstruction of Koumpiodontosuchus asprodokitii & Neovenator has just won 1st prize at the International Palaeontological Congress in Mendoza, Argentina!

The piece has subsequently been bought by the Dinosaur Isle Museum on the Isle of Wight, to sit by the holotype specimens in their permanent displays.

Grateful thanks goes out to the International Palaeontological Association and the Staff at the Dinosaur Isle museum.

Volunteering at the Museum, Part II

Just a quick update to announce that the first phase of my work with scientists at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington is sadly now at an end, but this is where the really interesting stuff starts!

In addition to the vector-based work I have been doing, they have kindly also asked me to knock up a few scenic restorations too! These are really exciting for me, as they are a chance for me to really think hard about how these people lived between 11 & 12,000 years ago.

As these preliminary studies are not for sale, I shan’t be posting them here, but you can view the first two here in my blog:

http://avsturner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/homo-sa...

I shall be personally presenting all the artwork (and animations!) done thus far with the amazing folks in the …

Published work

Even more good news this week! My Giganotosaurus crolinii appears in an article in this season’s edition of Prehistoric Times magazine:

http://www.prehistorictimes.com/

Plus, my Amargasaurus cazaui is to be included in the autumn edition in September.

Grateful thanks to all the staff and fellow contributors at PT!

Volunteering at the Museum!

Well, when I first applied for a voluntary post at London’s Natural History Museum I didn’t dare get my hopes up about getting it, but the dinosaur gods must have been smiling upon me that day because last Friday was my first day of volunteering at the museum and I loved it!!!

So, every friday for the next couple of months I’ll be there, offering my graphic skills to the palaeontology department as part of their ‘human origins’ project. I can already tell it’s going to be great fun and a fascinating experience.

Once the project is completed, I’ll be posting a little mini-diary of my experiences there, which will be sometime around late July.

Everybody take care until then!