Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rain Gives Rise

This picture shows a Thalassomedon feeding on fish in the Cretaceous Sea while Ancient Ammonites drift by. The Thalassomedon is a type of plesiosaur, that had a 20ft long neck. Scientists think it may have used this long neck as stealth to sneak its way into schools of fish while its body could remain hidden below. They also think it may have fed like a crocodile or alligator thrashing its head from side to side.

Ammonites are one of the best ways scientists can date the ancient seas. Their shells were easily fossilized, and flourished through out the age of Dinosaurs. They grew pretty big sometimes with shells 3ft across. They looked like squid with a beak for eating other cephalopods.

"The Past is a Wilderness of Horror"
acrylic on panel

Detail - Ammonites adrift

 Detail - Ammonites adrift

detail - Thalassomedon chasing a school of unknown fish 

This picture depicts an Ultrasaurus and a pair of Pteranodon Ingens.

"Lizard Beyond Others"
acrylic on panel



These pictures will both be shown in The Age of Reptiles show, premiering at Paradigm Gallery Tomorrow evening. It is a show I curated and will feature many of your fellow PCS brethren. Sam Heimer, James Heimer, Paul Palcko, and Jeffro amongst others. I hope to have your support.

I also look forward to your sincere critiques of the pictures I have posted, I always appreciate suggestions on what I could have done better. Also if you are unfamiliar with my work please visit here ( the link on the sidebar is broken) also follow me on Facebook where I update often. Please find below the promo card for The Age of Reptiles and the Facebook event link.

1 comment:

  1. Pedro, you never cease to amaze my friend. These are beautiful. They remind me of my old dinosaur books I had as a kid. Have a great show!