Thursday, February 4, 2010

In other news... Anchiornis now in full color!

Above: Left - so close, yet so far away. Right: The actual colors of a dinosaur.

Oh man, I was SO CLOSE! And I've been planning a new digipainting of this guy too, but was hesitant to do so figuring the color would be worked out in a few months. You can all thank me for summoning this study with mind bullets. Thanks to Ed Young pointing this out on his blog!

Li et al. 2010. Plumage Color Patterns of an Extinct Dinosaur. Science

P.S. How flipping beautiful is this new specimen? Go to hell Berlin Archaeopteryx specimen ;)

Above: Awesomeness.


  1. This makes my Paleo Environment piece all wrong - in just a single month! That's paleontology.

  2. Kind of a an oddly fantastic let-down... it's always been a mantra that we have free hand at least in coloration.