Dodo Statue by David Champion

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Dodo by David Champion

Beautiful black & white picture of a Dodo statue by David Champion, aka, biker500, with a pinhole camera.

Well it’s what they think a Dodo looks like round here. Pinhole image on 135 Rollei Retro 100. Six second exposure.

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.

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.

Dodo by Sandra Healy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Dodo by Sandra Healy

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Handmade Dodo by SandraHealy. That great dodo was available on her Etsy.

This bird from the island of Mauritius could not defend itself against humans and their animals, and died out by 1681. This carving is 8 x 8 x 2 cm (3 x 3 x 1 inch).

I use knives and chisels, not a power carver, to finish shaping the basswood. This technique gives crisper details. It is sanded smooth, and an airbrush used to apply water-based inks, with some details being burned In. It is finished with 3 coats of water-based urethane, and signed and dated on the bottom.

She shared her process of creation on her set How I create my animals. I think I don’t need to mention I specially loved the pictures with the dodo. Here are some images from her set: (more…)

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

A Dodo In Grand-Bay

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Saint Dodo

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Saint Dodo
Occasionally the neanderthal would go off and paint. That’s a carved wood dodo bird in the foreground.

Dodo bird as religious icon
Dodo bird as religious icon.

The Dodo bird as religious icon are from the set Jesus Reads to A Neanderthal by Daren Rabinovich (I think) at the Low Gallery, photographed by Christina.

Dodo, Jersey Zoo

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Dodo, Jersey Zoo

Dodo statue on The Gerald Durrel Zoo in Jersey, photo taken by Victor Keech.

Rodney the Dodo

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Rodney the Dodo

Rodney the Dodo

Rodney the Dodo, also known as Rodney-Roland Gordita Shantavious Nuddy-Pants Dodo McPherson. Katie Stoltze made this little dude out of sculpey.

Dodo by Miguel Branco

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Untitled (dodo), 2007

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