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About Traditional Art / Professional Steve WhiteMale/United Kingdom Group :iconprehistory-alive: Prehistory-Alive
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Shark Massacre by SharkeyTrike Shark Massacre :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 174 10 Brachylophosaurus by SharkeyTrike Brachylophosaurus :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 157 11 Ragdoll Sabre-tooths by SharkeyTrike Ragdoll Sabre-tooths :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 275 10 Molten Gold by SharkeyTrike Molten Gold :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 351 20 TRIKEZZZ by SharkeyTrike TRIKEZZZ :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 204 15 Sunset Mammoth by SharkeyTrike Sunset Mammoth :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 282 24 SNOW TIGER by SharkeyTrike SNOW TIGER :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 210 6 Utah Saints by SharkeyTrike Utah Saints :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 204 9 OXFORD CLAY BAITBALL by SharkeyTrike OXFORD CLAY BAITBALL :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 306 20 Croglin Vamp by SharkeyTrike Croglin Vamp :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 102 6 Alamosaurs in the Rain by SharkeyTrike Alamosaurs in the Rain :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 116 4 Graveyard by SharkeyTrike Graveyard :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 208 10 Colour Rex Sketch by SharkeyTrike Colour Rex Sketch :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 79 0 Boarbarianism by SharkeyTrike Boarbarianism :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 191 15 Fallow Deer by SharkeyTrike Fallow Deer :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 67 3 Yuletyrannus by SharkeyTrike Yuletyrannus :iconsharkeytrike:SharkeyTrike 116 7


Jiangjunosaurus by Fafnirx Jiangjunosaurus :iconfafnirx:Fafnirx 121 6 Mr. Nightmare by Vitaly-Sokol Mr. Nightmare :iconvitaly-sokol:Vitaly-Sokol 253 9 Bad expectations, good bird ! by phalalcrocorax Bad expectations, good bird ! :iconphalalcrocorax:phalalcrocorax 131 26 At the Edge by Eurwentala At the Edge :iconeurwentala:Eurwentala 324 12 2018's first by Dontknowwhattodraw94 2018's first :icondontknowwhattodraw94:Dontknowwhattodraw94 416 134 Eurasian Lynx by WillemSvdMerwe Eurasian Lynx :iconwillemsvdmerwe:WillemSvdMerwe 476 65 Smilodon fatalis #1 by FredtheDinosaurman Smilodon fatalis #1 :iconfredthedinosaurman:FredtheDinosaurman 674 21 Azhdarchids (updated version) by Lythroversor Azhdarchids (updated version) :iconlythroversor:Lythroversor 337 13 Corythosaurus by Lucas-Attwell Corythosaurus :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 273 22 Woolly rhino by Dinomaniac Woolly rhino :icondinomaniac:Dinomaniac 392 22 Elasmosaurus by arvalis Elasmosaurus :iconarvalis:arvalis 2,264 100 Surface Breaks by escume Surface Breaks :iconescume:escume 1,131 22 Syndyoceras by Renum63 Syndyoceras :iconrenum63:Renum63 260 36 2n9a4869-2 by Vitaly-Sokol 2n9a4869-2 :iconvitaly-sokol:Vitaly-Sokol 103 4 Stalking Utahraptor by FredtheDinosaurman Stalking Utahraptor :iconfredthedinosaurman:FredtheDinosaurman 1,283 78 Rhamphorhynchus and Aspidorhynchus by RavePaleoArt Rhamphorhynchus and Aspidorhynchus :iconravepaleoart:RavePaleoArt 288 16



Shark Massacre
Pen & ink piece I did for a forthcoming collection celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Herman Melville. It shows a scene from Moby Dick called The Shark Massacre; after killing their first whale, Queqegg and one of the hands defend the carcass from sharks scavenging the kill. In the story it happens at night and they're lit by lamps on the boat so wanted to backlight the whole thing. I was also inspired by a series of pencils rawings done by legendary comic artist Jim Steranko for The Fog Horn, one of a collection of Ray Bradbury's dinosaur-related tales. 
I also included an albatross and storm petrels. 
Old piece recently discovered by an ex-colleague behind my old work desk. Done in mid '90s for a book series in mixed media (markers, pencils). Always liked this one. 
Ragdoll Sabre-tooths
A friend on social media wanted portraits of his two rag doll cats but didn't want the usual pet portrait so wanted them as sabre-tooth (Smilodon, to be specific). I adjusted them accordingly. 

This was largely colour pencils on grey paper with watercolour wash for the fur. I added the snow to give the sense of Ice Age cats - prehistoric pets.
Molten Gold
Feathered dragon firing molten gold. Very mixed media, using colour finalisers, brush pens, various paints and gold marker. Very work intensive and not sure I'll do this style again.

The concept was that dragons actually horde gold to weaponise and use as fuel. I wanted to avoid the usual flamethrower bursts of fire. The nostrils act as a pressure release. 
Private commission for a Christmas present. Rather than the usual 'running about, charging' Triceratops, I went for something a little more sedate. I also wanted to follow the current thinking on trikes, including the large scales, the keratin-covered shield and head, and the recurved horn tips. This was pen and ink (including a few touches of white ink) on A4 paper. 
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Steve White
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I was a "Navy Baby", born in Malta where my dad was stationed. A twist of fate and a conveniently placed school friend got me a job at Marvel Comics.

Now been in or around that field for a long, long time. I'm a senior editor working at Hachette Partworks; I have also edited a number of artbooks for Titan Books, including the acclaimed and popular Dinosaur Art: The World's Greatest Paeloart. I am also regularly confused with the Steve White who drummed for The Style Council, and Steve White, the sci-fi author.

I've also been called "The John Milius of Paleoart" which I take as a compliment.


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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you a lot for the watch! 
Loulin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome gallery! Could spend hours just wondering in wonder over your crazy intricate drawings. Love the paleo-art. :heart:  
twopullupeddie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just discovered your work...and just purchased Dinosaur Art I and II. :)
SharkeyTrike Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh cool! Hope you enjoy them!
CamtheZoologist Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy bday sharky Adventure Toy Cupcake - FNAF World - GIF Icon 
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Steve
Zimices Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :)
Evodolka Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday :D
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Happy Birthday!
krizok Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too Party 
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