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Grumpy Chrome Taco by anatotitan
Grumpy Chrome Taco
Further experiments in texture, this time using the color halftone filter in Photoshop, selecting certain colors and creating new color fill layers, and then messing with them a bit.
European Insects by anatotitan
European Insects
As I worked on my MFA thesis in 2013, this was one of my experiments. A tribute of sorts to the Biodiversity Heritage Library, this plate in particular (

The fussy regularity of the old natural history books has always appealed to me, and seemed like it would translate well to a modern minimalist approach. To honor the book’s heritage, the type is Vonness, itself a digital update of a German sans serif of about the same time the book was published.
Well, time to write my first DA journal entry. The occasion is an important one for me though, as I'm announcing a new campaign to get a special project into print, one I've been working on for three years.

Mammoth is Mopey: cover art by anatotitan

My wife, Jennie, and I have written a children's alphabet book called Mammoth is Mopey, which celebrates the stunning diversity of prehistoric life as well as the fun way these amazing animals live through language. We love reading with the children in our life and we wrote this to be a fun way for children and grownups to read and learn together.

I've shared works-in-progress of the book's illustrations, such as Vainglorious Velociraptor, and it's surreal to imagine we may be able to see them in a beautiful print form soon. As Emily Willoughby wrote in a lovely post at Tumblr, it is important that our modern view of prehistoric life be portrayed in all sorts of media aimed at popular audiences, and this is my way of trying to make that happen. Please head to our Mammoth is Mopey Indiegogo page to preorder a book - or contribute at higher levels to receive perks like 1" button sets, prints, posters and even custom illustration commissions from yours truly.


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David Orr
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, smitten with natural history. I also write a dinosaur blog called "Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs."

You can check out many of these illustrations and buy them at my Redbubble shop:…

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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and the favorite :D
Iguana-Teteia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the Watch! And wow, I love your blog!!!
Gardow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool stuff! Love the dinosprites! :)
Cameron-Brideoake Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant work, what a collection! Love your style, look forward to seeing more.
thazumi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome art, keep it up!
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which ever of you sweetie darlings at Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus decided to feature my "Wrestling Plateosaurus" is a treasure and I thank you all!
JD-man Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Many, many thanks for watching me. I'm both pleasantly surprised & honored. :)
Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thanks for the watch! Love your gallery, your technique is cool!
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks for the watch!
Banvivirie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for watching me! :la:
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