Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Higotherium (2014)

Higotherium hypsodon

material: stone clay
Higotherium is a kind of Tillodontia/Trogosinae, discovered in Japan.
This model is for  "Prehistoric Mammals" ,special exhibition of japanese fossil mammals. at National Museum of Nature and Science,Tokyo.
The supervisor of this model is Yukimitsu Tomida.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Siderops (2016)

Siderops kehli
material: stone clay

At first I wanted to sculpt Koolasuchus, but I couldn't get enough information about it.  So I sculpted Siderops, closely related to Koolasuchus.

Mainly reference
・「The Rise of AMPHIBIANS」 
       Robert Carroll

      Peter Trusler, Patricia Vickers-Rich, Thomas H.Rich

Monday, July 4, 2016

Clidastes (2016)

Clidastes liodontus

length 35cm
scale 1/10
Takuya Konishi, Mosasaur researcher, gave me some advices for this model.
Mainly reference
 "Systematics and Morphology of American Mosasaurs"
Dale A. Russell(1967)

"Convergent Evolution in Aquatic Tetrapods: Insights from an Exceptional Fossil Mosasaur"
 Lindgren, J.; Caldwell, M.W.; Konishi, T.; and Chiappe, L.M. (2010).

"Soft tissue preservation in a fossil marine lizard with a bilobed tail fin".
Lindgren, J.; Kaddumi, H. F.; Polcyn, M. J. (2013).

"Three-Dimensionally Preserved Integument Reveals Hydrodynamic Adaptations in the Extinct Marine Lizard Ectenosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae)"
Johan Lindgren ,Michael J. Everhart,Michael W. Caldwell(2011)

 "Skin pigmentation provides evidence of convergent melanism in extinct marine reptiles"  
Johan Lindgren, Peter Sjövall, Ryan M. Carney, Per Uvdal, Johan A. Gren, Gareth Dyke, Bo Pagh Schultz, Matthew D. Shawkey, Kenneth R. Barnes& Michael J. Polcyn (2014)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Dinosaur reconstruction workshop at Mizunami Fossil Museum

29th May
I did  Dinosaur reconstruction workshop at Mizunami Fossil Museum.

Part 1
Tyrannosaurus head recunstruction.
Make Tyrannosaurus head using cray and skull toy.

 Making Tyrannosaurus reconsturuction model using cray and skeleton toy. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tambatitanis amicitiae reconstruction skeleton

I went to the opening celemny of Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab renovation and Tambatitanis amicitiae reconstruction skeleton. As sauropods that were discovered in Japan, it is the first reconstruction skeleton.

Haruo Saegusa, the resercher of  Tambatitanis, explained the reconstruction skeleton.

The other articl about  Tambatitanis

・Tambatitanis life size model 

・Tambatitanis amicitiae 

・Tamba sauropod head   

・Hyogo International Dinosaur Symposium 2013

・Tambatitanis toy(I sculpted the original model)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Dinosaur Expo 2016, Tokyo

 I went to The Dinosaur Expo 2016 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo with my friends.

The books that my works were used or my company joined the editing work, were sold at the shops of the special exhibition and museum.

These 2 books are dinosaur book for children.
All images of dinosaur and paleoanimal are my works
> about the one of them.

I and Tyler Keillor's works are were used for this book.

In the museum shop, Favorite Co.,Ltd.'s ancient fishes line are sold.
Kazuyuki Moria, the sculpter of the original models of the line, explained about them to a comic artist and a novelist

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Special exhibiton "Leaps in Evolution – Tracing the Path of Vertebrate Evolution"

 I participated in a preview of special exhibiton
at Osaka Museum of Natural History.

At the shop of this exhibition, prehistoric animal and ancient fish toy are in sale.
I sculpted the original models of prehistoric animal line , Kazuyuki Moria sculpted the ancient fish line .

  These soft model line was produced from the model that I sculpted.

This toy was produced from the model that Kazuyuki Moria sculpted.