Career Spotlight: Paleoartist

paleoartist

Paleoart is a career deeply rooted in both art and science. Paleoartists often have a background in visual art and work with paleontologists to examine fossils and create images and 3D models (sometimes even life-sized) of what ancient creatures might have looked like. While working in a fossil prep lab in college, I was lucky enough to meet some very talented paleoartists like Tyle Keillor. Click on the photo above for a link to an interview with him on the Scientific American Blog, Symbioartic. He talks about the importance of tinkering and experimenting, how he realized he could have a carreer that combines art and science, and some of his favorite new technologies, like Zbrush (that allows you to design 3D models digitially before printing them).

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