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Lost World Spec Challenge

Lost World Spec Challenge

#Spectember is upon us! And so the next Spec Challenge arrives! Last time we explored Skull Island, now we follow the tracks of Prof. Challenger into The Lost World. The lost world, in the book knows as Maple-White Land is a large, isolated plateau, a tepui. It is suited near the three nation triangle of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana and yes, it is home to some remarkable flora and fauna. But hold your horses! Like with Skull island you will not find here the non-avian dinosaurs you seek, Challenger was a bloody adventurer, don't trust everything you read *! However even for tepui standards the Maple-White Land has a lot of strange and archaic creatures that you might mistake for some retro dinosaurs on first sight. In case you aren't familiar with tepuis I put together a bunch of papers and photos that will show you the wonders of the flora fauna and landscape. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/idynxub2d6fdbfb/AACQyE_ksdJE5yjPMTh3pDUma?dl=0 And I found this book online that you can complete

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Having been interested in paleontology at a very early age, I developed a strong focus on paleoart - the artistic, precise study of prehistoric life, conforming to current knowledge and scientific evidence - as well as its application to paleobiology, recreating ancient environments based on fossil evidence. This lifelong dedication to paleontology has lead to the artwork that I illustrate to this very day.


Although I still have yet to obtain an academic degree, I've been posting nearly all of my artwork here, on Deviantart.


Favourite Visual Artist
Tie between Mauricio Anton, Douglas Henderson, James Gurney and Wayne Barlow
Favourite Movies
Jurassic Park, Walking With Dinosaurs (1998 documentary), The Wind Rises, Dunkirk, Gettysburg, Gods & Generals
Favourite TV Shows
Dinosaur Revolution, The Crocodile Hunter, PBS Nature (Attenborough and the Sea Dragon), Planet Earth
Favourite Books
Jurassic Park, Leviathan, The Clan of the Cave Bear
Favourite Writers
Michael Chrichton, Scott Westerfield, Jean M. Auel
Favourite Games
War Thunder, Red Crucible 2,
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, pen (basic writing utensils), online painting/drawing tools, my own thumb
Other Interests
Paleontology, vexillology, and military history

Athenaeum Analysis: Discover Dinosaurs

Athenaeum Analysis: Discover Dinosaurs

Hello everyone! Now that I've got my new blog up and running, I've posted my first book review: Discover Dinosaurs. You can read more about it here: https://appalachiaathenaeum.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/athenaeum-analysis-discover-dinosaurs/ You're more than welcome to share the blog and/or subscribe to it (so that you stay updated). When I have the time to do so, I'll post more reviews similar to this one. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the day!

Appalachia Athenaeum

Appalachia Athenaeum

Hello everyone! After a long day of figuring out how things worked, I finally have my very own blog up and running. There isn't much on there, but I'll start doing reviews of old dinosaur books I still own (as well as some other vintage dinosaur books I ordered online recently :) ). It's basically my own take on Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs - which inspired me to do a vintage dinosaur art blog in the first place. Without further ado, here's the blog: https://appalachiaathenaeum.wordpress.com/ Tomorrow I might do a poll of which book I should review first! For now, I need sleep. Hope you all are doing well. Cheers!
Update: I've decided on a name of my new blog: Appalachia Athenaeum. Thought of it a while after the journal entry. Home you all have a good night.

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DaspletoraptorHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!
CeratopsiaStudent General Artist

No problem! Your artwork is very detailed and has beautiful contrast.

DaspletoraptorHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really appreciate that😊
EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the watch, means a lot :D
Happy birthday!
DinoBirdyHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!