Nice job on the feathers. It's very interesting how some bird-hipped dinosaurs actually possessed feathers/proto-feathers like the lizard-hipped theropods did before birds remained as the only living "dinosaurs" left today (with crocodilians like the alligator, as their distant cousins, just like the pterosaurs and other archosaurian reptiles outside of the dinosaur and bird families).
Hi! I have a very dumb question/s, because I am a noob illustrator that is just starting professionally (trying). I like painting extinct fauna but I don't consider myself a paleoartist/paleontographist. Your work is so awesome. I remember seeing this featured in several sites (including NatGeo if I remember well). By the time I saw this illustration, the 'news' about this specimen had already hit the mainstream media, but they were still relatively news. You obviously had to gather some info to make this illustration. The question is, did you get the info from sources available to the public early enough to 'beat' the mainstream, or were you commissioned and been working with scientists and/or unreleased info? Thanks.
Hi! Yes I collaborate with scientists for many years, also I take part in excavations and preparation work. So I have much unreleased info and work with it every day. I work with original fossils and study them.