Nov. 16, 2011

How to Color a Pterosaur

by francie

Update: John Sibbick sent me some of the sketches and models he made before creating final illustrations of pterosaurs and dinosaurs.

Film, Visual Art, David Attenborough, dinosaurs, Flying Monsters 3D, fossils, illustration, Interview, John Sibbick, paleoart, paleontology, pterosaurs, TV and Film, Visual Art
Nov. 09, 2011

Blowing Glass For Science

by francie

Open any scientific equipment catalog and you’ll find plenty of standard issue glassware—Erlenmeyer flasks, graduated cylinders, beakers of various sizes. But if you need a condensing coil or a double-layered “jacketed” reactor, you may need a scientific glassblower.

History, chemistry, flasks, glass, scientific glassblowing, test tubes
Oct. 14, 2011

Stone Age Paint Shop Discovered in South Africa

by francie

Once upon a time, a paint-maker in South Africa stacked up his (or maybe her) tools inside a mixing bowl–actually an abalone shell–and left them in his workshop. No one’s sure what happened to him after that, or why his …

Visual Art, abalone, archaeology, Blombos Cave, Christopher Henshilwood, early humans, ochre, paint, Stone Age, toolkit, tools

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