Jurassic June – Favourite Artwork
Lots of things happening at Everything Dinosaur at the moment. We have something like thirty new models coming into stock over the summer and early autumn, plus of course, we are busy with all our teaching activities and school visits. However, there is time to post up one of our favourite pieces of prehistoric themed artwork in “Jurassic June”.
Amazing Jurassic June Artwork – Capturing Prehistoric Scenes
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur (original artwork by Rudolph F. Zallinger)
“Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles”
The beautiful illustration (above), comes from one of our favourite dinosaur books, “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles” written by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated by the amazingly talented Rudolph F. Zallinger. First published in 1966 (we think this is correct), the office copy dates from the early 1970’s and is in pride of place on our office bookshelves. Although this book is somewhat outdated in terms of its details and the dinosaurs themselves do not represent current scientific thinking, the illustrations of ancient prehistoric landscapes and the animals that inhabited them are simply stunning.
The illustration depicts a swift Ornitholestes hunting a pair of early birds, a scene depicting the Late Jurassic. The artwork within this book, by Rudolph F. Zallinger, helped to capture the imaginations of countless children and to enthuse them about dinosaurs and life in the past. Everything Dinosaur team members were no exception.