Monday, 16 November 2015

Work in Progress (Heyuannia Huangi)

Copyright Alice Turner 2015
I've become aware that it is indeed some months since my last blog post, so just wanted to put up this work-in-progress to prove that I haven't been sitting on my laurels!

One of the biggest news stories in palaeontology this year was the announcement that scientists have been able to ascertain the colour of eggshells from at least the oviraptorosaurid family: the same green-blues seen in some of the most ancient of extant bird species today.
To illustrate this new revelation, I have been restoring these Heyuannia Heyuangi (the species used in the study) and their nest.

Work has been keeping me pretty busy for the past few months, but I am hoping to have this piece finished by the end of the year.