Announce baby

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Announce baby (Faire part bebe) by Marty-Crouz on deviantART

Announce baby (Faire part bebe) by Marty-Crouz on deviantART.
I thought that lovely baby dodo would it be very appropriated to celebrate a new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Running Slowly

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Running Slowly

Running Slowly by Leah Palmer Preiss, aka Curious Art. I loved it!

According to my trusty 1878 Chambers’s Encyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, “The birds were easily killed, being wholly unable to fly, and running slowly. Their speedy extinction after the islands began to be visited and settled, is thus easily accounted for.”

Maybe it was the shoes?

Acrylic on text & map of Mauritius, 4×5″

Dead Dutch Authors as Dodo Birds

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Dead Dutch Authors as Dodo Birds

Dead Dutch Authors as Dodo Birds: paper mache dodo birds made from the writing of obscure, dead, Dutch authors, 6″ long, $1500. By Alain Douglas Park.

Upper Deck Dodo

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

What a Dodo look like by Bill Munn

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Dodo by Bill Munns

From Cryptomundo: What Did A Dodo Look Like?

In line with a question during an earlier discussion about how might have the dodo really appeared, the famed artist and Hollywood special effects man Bill Munn […] contacted me.

Munns wrote: “I have done scientific reconstructions of the Dodo (of how they may have looked) with all coloration based on actual descriptions and the head sculpted from a skull cast provided by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.”

The following reconstruction is what Bill Munns created of the dodo, and may be the closest thing we have to how a living dodo looked in the wild.

The following reconstruction is actually the picture you saw above. For a bit more about information about Munns visit his site.

Louis and the Dodo

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Dodo and boy sculpture by mumbojumbo

Dodo And Boy Sculpture by Alena Wooten, via her deviantART page.

I had the pleasure of working with the incredible Vince Nguyen here at Blue Sky on this piece! This sculpture is based on his character he designed for a children’s book. (I’ll try scanning in the drawing I used to create this scupt) I must say, these talented folks I work with in the design dept. sure keep me busy with all these “SIMPLE” designs. Hard and time consuming to sculpt, but so fun nonetheless!

And from Vince Nguyen blog, Louis and The Dodo Sculpt:

So here’s a beautiful sculpt of Louis riding a dodo bird by Alena Wooten. The character was shown in a children’s book called Louis and the Dodo. It was one of my first children’s book years ago and it’s still one of my favorite books I’ve worked on. Alena is a super star sculptor at Blue Sky Studios and I jumped at the chance to get her to sculpt anything for me.

And finally the very cute illustration with the original characters from the book Louis & the Dodo by Mark Shulman, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen:

Louis and the Dodo

Baiting the Dodo

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Baiting the Dodo

Baiting the Dodo painting from the Parables series by Susan Marie Brundage.

Dodo by Miguel Branco

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Untitled (dodo), 2007

Untitled dodo sculpture created using fimo, wood and wire, by Miguel Branco.

Dodos by Ursula Vernon

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Little known to science, the Loch Ness Monster is not, in fact, a plesiosaur or a brontosaurus or any other saurian silliness. That would be ridiculous. Dinosaurs are extinct.

Obviously it’s a dodo.
The Loch Ness Dodo
The Loch Ness Dodo

When Worlds Collide
When Worlds Collide

Snorkelling
Snorkelling

Ambulocetus vs. Cow
Ambulocetus vs. Cow

Festering Dodochicken
Festering Dodochicken

Tea With The Griffin
Tea With The Griffin

The dodos love the art work of Ursula Vernon. She created all those mutant dodos and many other images, adding humorous descriptions to her works. Some of those images are from her site, and some others from her site on DevianART. The images can be bought on her site, Metal and Magic.

More dodos by Ursula Venon: Ambulocetus vs. Dodo, Ascent of Dodo 2 and Anti-Dodo Propaganda.

Riding Dodo

Sunday, August 26th, 2007