JAVIER HERBOZO                                  scientific illustrator                   

 
 

I have been working with fossils animals since September 94, in the section of Palaeozoology at the Swedish museum of Natural History in the city of Stockholm. The work consists of the reconstruction of animals and their environment.

I have had the luck to work with specimens from diverse eras, from the Smilodon, the Homotherium, cavebears, to the trilobites, the Anomalocaris, and other fantastic specimens that have populated our planet about 540 million years. The reconstruction begins with the presentation of the specimen made by the scientist. All the information that can be acquired about this specimen is of much aid; information from different books, sketches done by the same investigator and images of the specimen studied by other investigators, photos, in some cases the specimen itself, all the material necessary to be able to begin a possible reconstruction. The second step consists of sketching in coal, different sides or views, which details are desired. This depends on what the fossil is, in some cases for example a specimen that has not been discovered before, is difficult to know the details for the specimen.

 

ABOUT

TECHNIQUES


KOL

WATERCOLOUR

INK

OIL COLOUR

AIRBRUSH

GOUACHE

CLAY

3D

2D



SOFTWARE


PHOTOSHOP

LIGHTWAVE 3D

ZBRUSH