If I have to talk about the first art influences in my life, there was nothing more engaging to me than dinosaur and animal books. I started drawing dinosaurs and animals earlier than nothing, and in an alternative future I could be dedicated to the world of paleontology and zoology instead of illustration, art etc... In fact until 12 years I was still hesitating between the two avocations.
The book I´m introducing today is maybe a perfect mixture of these two worlds, and the prove that scientifical illustration doesn´t have to lack "creativity" or "fantasy" on it... (I´ve the book but not a camera near here, so I will do an internet research XD)
|the castilian version of the book.|
|nice work Dougal!!|
The Dougal dixon is the designer of the creatures you can meet in the book, inspired in evolutive hypothesis. He is not a efficient illustrator, but he sculpts the creatures as a hobby. To make the book better Dougal surroundeed himself with many illustrators: Diz Wallis, John Butler, Brian McIntyre, Philip Hood, Roy. Woodard and Gary Marsh.
This is the result: