Matt Dempsey, aka Sketchy-raptor
I'm a palaeontologist and musculoskeletal biologist studying the evolution of dinosaur locomotion, with ornithischians being the main focus of my research. I'm currently working towards my PhD with the Evolutionary Morphology and Biomechanics Research Group at the University of Liverpool and the Fossil Reptiles Research Group at The Natural History Museum, London. I'm also a masters graduate of the University of Manchester's Department of Earth Sciences.
I dabble as a scientific illustrator, using various artistic tools to supplement my research and create anatomical reconstructions, as well as for creating my own palaeontological artwork. Most of the content I’ll be posting here will be dinosaur related, but I do occassionally dabble in other things.
Outside of my career life, I'm deeply interested in films and filmmaking, as well as being an avid comic book and video game fan.
Enjoy my gallery, and feel free to ask questions and leave comments!
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Check out my portfolio on ArtStation for better breakdowns of my more recent works: www.artstation.com/sketchy-rap…
Right now I'm currently working on an art project that is basically balancing out the design of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals of the jurassic park / world franchise with the current scientific research and I was wondering about that if I could use your paleoartwork as reference material I promise you that I would credit you for it please