Christian M. (Prehistorica)
I am a paleoartist from southern Ontario, with a heavy focus on often poorly represented invertebrate taxa. I am to give them new life, and always attempt to show these long dead animals as close to their life appearance as I can. I study radiodonts and lobopodians (strange, soft-bodied invertebrates that dominated the Cambrian, and even into the Carboniferous) in my free time, becoming greatly familiar with my favourite of Cambrian subjects as well as many of their arthropod relatives, and I bring that into my art to make them as life-like as possible.
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, starting with dragons and dinosaurs since before first grade. I have always had a passion for animals, and some of my earliest memories include running small, local charity events, in an effort to raise money to help save sharks.
I try to reach into as many artforms as I can to express my admiration for extinct life - I have produced documentaries about animals like Hibbertopterus and the famous megalodon shark, and have recently been learning 3D digital art - including modelling, sculpting, and animation. Since I reintroduced myself to digital art at the beginning of high-school, I have produced illustrations for magazines, the Royal Ontario Museum (foremost being a mural of the Mistaken Point fauna for the new permanent gallery, Dawn Of Life), and paleontologists from around the world.