My friend, James Gurney (creator of the stunning Dinotopia series of books), is one heck of an illustrator. In this video, he goes through his process of painting a dinosaur scene.
A couple of months ago, Scientific American magazine asked me to illustrate a feature for the upcoming March issue about an amazing discovery: a group of small dinosaurs who died together, trapped in mud.
When I delivered the oil painting of the scene, I also produced a short video showing how I did the painting.
Yesterday Scientific American put the video up on their official website, along with a blog post describing my "wonderfully analog process"–you know, pencil, clay, glue, and paint.
If it wasn't below freezing outside, I would have been out in the pond muck wallowing around to see what it feels like to die in quicksand.