Tuesday, January 16, 2007
"One in a million bones become fossilized," I was told at La Brea, "none of the animal species represented here are from one animal. The bones are found in the tar, organized by animal species, then the bones of several animals are pieced together to make one animal. When you see a body, it is made up of about 20 animals put together. It is extremely rare that you will ever find a body completely intact." Sabor tooth cats were about 450 pounds; about the size of the African lion. They were a very stocky cat; pouncers more than chasers and the last of these cats died out 10,000 years ago.
Back to La Brea for a two hour sketch exercise. Was given some names of renown researchers and will contact them in the future. The next steps will be to do some anatomical sculpts, but have large overlappping freelance right now. Will try to post new art when I can. thanks for checking in!