Wednesday, 26 January 2011


I'm so much into it, I know about it, but I never thought about the term, who brought it up first, who are the notable representatives and those kind of things.
I could write about Paleoart for days if I wanted to and had that time, but I'l try and keep it short and simple..
Mark Hallett was the guy that came up with the term paleoart in 1970ties , and among many, he is one of those guys I respect and love his work the most.
He was the one of people who broke some of those misconceptions about cold blooded, lazy, dumbass Dinosaurs.
His, Douglas Hendersons and John Sibbicks work influenced me when I was growing up, they inspired me to do what I do now in early 1990ties and I love it since.
You wouldn't be wrong if you said, Damir G Martin, Paleoartist, cos I love making Dinosaur related illustrations and models, and sometimes even more, combining it with sci fi elements to add up to the already mysterious ancient past of our planet .
Paleoart is a form that brings Paleontology to wider audiences trough sculpture, illustrations, illustrated books and movies. Sometimes, paleoart is essential bit for paleontologists helping them better understand the fossils they dug out.
In most cases Paleoart is the last stop in paleontology. After excavation, cleaning of fossilized material, putting it together and adding(assuming) missing parts, paleoart comes into play to round up the process of determining how something might have looked, mooved, sounded like and so on.

Paleoart in it self is one of the most exciting art forms, as it gives you so much to think about. Imagination and science combined, bringing back to life monsters and creatures that inhabited our planet millions of years ago.

I love Paleoart and I love dinosaurs!
PS: please excuse my potential illiteracy from word to word, English is not my native language after all.

Mark Hallett ©

Douglas Henderson ©

John Sibbick ©

Damir G Martin ©

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


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Image created using zbrush, 3ds max and photoshop.

Short-ish sci-fi back-story brainstorm of my own!

What if somebody told you, or better yet, what if somebody proved to you that most of our understanding of the world and space around us is not entirely right? What you see here in this image is one brief moment that took place in long history of our planet.
Specifically in this case, we witness one Dinosaur species being "stored" into, what we like to call "Black hole".

"What if black holes aren't what we think they are"? Just as you and I would take pictures when visiting foreign countries so we can refresh our memories of that place later in life or for what ever other reason we take hundreds of pictures when we go about our planet...

Try to imagine technologically advanced aliens that travel trough space and store away everything they come across for whatever reason.. To save the rare life forms for them to study and experiment, to have something to remember that place by or spread that life further into the space or something completely unimaginable to our perception and understanding..

Now, for the fun part, what if that advanced alien race could artificially produce "black hole" with it's technology. And what if they could reverse it's effect at any time, from whatever point, whatever type or matter or structure..

To try to simplify my thoughts for my self firstly! I will compare this artificial black hole to a vinyl record. These alien guys could create "Black hole vinyl record"(patent pending xD) and record(suck in) virtually anything. Later on, they could use that same superb tech to "read" out anything that has been "sucked" or "stored" into the black hole and load this content back into reality...

I know it sounds far fetched and very hard to digest, as if You traveled to past and tried to explain vinyl record or usb storage devices to a cave man..I think only thing being digested in that scenario would be your leg

To conclude! Message I'm trying to convey with this piece. What if Dinosaurs haven't extinct, what if most of them were simply stored away, saved, from the planet that might have been unable to support this form of life anymore or something like that??
What if Gulf of Mexico is not point of impact of giant meteorite or asteroid, what if that is point of miniature black hole deployment that was programmed to "suck" specific matter(in this case dinosaurs and maybe other life forms) leaving barren planet behind?!.. Wouldn't that be cool

This opens up so many doors for some intriguing scifi stories... Those same tech advanced guys coming back to our planet to store some of us, or all of us at some point..

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


I finally got it. The mother of all BR discs ever. Alien Anthology!
This is the pinnacle for a sci-fi buff such as me, if only I could have had it when I was a kid, about 15 years ago!! Oh man, that would be disastrous for my social and educational development xD

Anyways, I took my regular once or twice a week walk to the mail box hanging in front of our house, out of mere curiosity, I cant say I expected anything more than couple of household bills and that sort of thing... and what do I find.
!!!!I found that my Amazon.UK order had just arrived!!! Alien Anthology blu ray combo containing 6 BR discs!! What a nice feeling that is, approaching the mail box and catching a glimpse of the package delivery notice, or how-ever it is called.
I'm not gonna dribble about BR content that much,,,each movie com
es in it's theatrical and special edition release which is great!! What I'm looking forward here is two Additional BR discs with over 60 hours, yes, !!!60 HOURS!!! of behind the scenes footage and stuff...brain freeze... I'm embarking on a loong and fun trip trough the world of aliens and I'm loving that fact..