Students started with dinosaur bones, and then added fat and muscle and scales and feathers. They glued paper and then cut it out to collaboratively create large collograph prints.
I love science! It's amazing what people can learn when they work really hard, use their creativity to come up with ideas, and persist even when they make mistakes or things don't turn out the way they wanted to the first time they tried. Art is like that, too.
Artists help Scientists.
Artists learn about dinosaur bones.
Artists learn about modern animal bones, muscle, and textures.
Artists practice drawing muscles and textures.
Artists combine their knowledge of modern animals with discoveries of dinosaur bones to show dinosaurs in a convincing way.
Can you guess what animals these skeletons come from?
Finding of quill knobs on fossilized velociraptor bone demonstrates that even large dinosaurs were feathered and may have descended from animals capable of flight.
Let's practice using lines to create feathered textures.
Most dinosaurs probably had scales, like reptiles today!
OK! Here we go! We'll PROJECT these dinosaur bones onto a piece of paper. You must outline a body with MUSCLE and FAT around the bones!
Many Scientific Illustrations are of plants and animals which are not extinct. Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist who used beautiful drawings of living animals to help organize them into groups.