Dinosaur fossil mounts can be breathtaking in their grandeur. It's rare that illustrations of the fossils can have that affect.
Scott Hartman has been illustrating dinosaur fossil skeletons for years, and is one of the clearest, most detail-oriented illustrators we are lucky to have describe our favourite, dynamic, prehistoric beasties. And now with his revamped website, it's like stepping into a museum and wanting to run from exhibit to exhibit, just to see what's next, and how it's being displayed.
Hartman's Skeletal Drawing website is how nature and science illustrators should set-up a website. From the social media footer icons, to the eye popping gigantic images, to the crisp clean layout. What a treat.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention one of my 2 year old son's favourite books. When searching for a dinosaur book, my condition for purchase was to find one with feathered theropods. Happy to say after finding Hartman's ABC Dinosaurs (and realizing who the illustrator was while I waited in the Toys R Us checkout line) this book has entered our nightly reading rotation before bed.
On September 8 last year, we featured the work of Brian Lindahl and his fantastic Frog Mech.
On September 9 last year, we showed some fine art history, with a pterosaur by Max Klinger who's anatomy would likely make Scott Hartman laugh and cry.