Over at artEvolved, Scott Persons has called for illustrations for his talk at the Hadrosaur Symposium. What fascinates me about this is the spirit of a scientist asking for caricature to help communicate the message of his study – even proposing a human with a starting pistol next to a Trex and a Hadrosaur about to race for – no, not their lives – but for a bit of athletic pride. One of the orthinischian home team, so to speak. Almost makes you want to put a sauropod rooting for Trex – the saurischian jock.
As such, this puts communication of concepts in the front seat – ala Bakker’s illustrations – as opposed to specimen geek-out ala Paul. And as I’m a total fan of Bakker, I’m in. May even finish all three, whether Scott wants them or not. here’s nr. 3: the hadrosaur triumphantly busting through the finish line and an exhausted tyrannosaur plodding up behind. My Trex is beyond plodding…. he’s beat.