I have had an interest in palaeontology and paleo art for many years and recently launched a website www.paleopeter.co.uk to show thumbnails of my work, it contains both early efforts and more accomplished recent work. You can also find me on Google Images as paleopeter.
PTEROSAURS WING SHAPE
If you look at an aircraft’s wing head on the taper you see from root to tip is repeated in plan view. It has to be to maintain a constant aerofoil section. If you apply this principle to a pterosaur skeleton the implication is that it has a deep chord (distance from leading edge to trailing edge) at the root progressively tapering to a modest chord near the tip. Interestingly as the metacarpals are generally un-tapered the adjacent trailing edge should also be un-tapered.
One key difference between an aircraft’s wing and a pterosaur’s is that an aircraft’s wing has a rear spar to support the win
I was born in 1949 in Exmouth, South West England. I trained as a carpenter then after moving to London I trained as a groundsman (I missed the wide open spaces).
My lifetime loves have been aviation and prehistoric life. I cut my teeth on Photoshop doing aircraft skins for flight simulators. These images are pencil drawings finished off in Photoshop in much the same way as I completed skins
(Without the red stars and swastikas obviously). The backgrounds are photos mostly converted to watercolour in Photoshop. Many of the photos are from Exmouth and the surrounding area (sea, sand and cliffs are timeless). Because of my interest in aviation