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paleoartists in general
As far as I'm concerned, no one has ever come close to putting the
viewer into the picture as much as Doug has. I always feel as though
I'm hiding under a log, holding my breath and waiting for those
distant animals to pass me by. I think that is why I respond to the
mid ground atmosphere of his pics, you notice the incredible-
imaginative-character-filled-silhouettes of the animals rather than
all the little details that many artists get lost in. He also has
some of the best compositions I've ever seen, in any medium,subject
matter or time period. I have shown his work to many directors and
production designers, and guaranteed his work will end up on their
walls for the rest of the production as a reminder of how to compose
Way back when I was on Dinosaur, Doug worked with us for a while.
Of course, most of his work was completely ignored. He drew about
500 of the most amazing drawings I've ever seen. I xeroxed them all,
put them in a binder, and cherished them. Years later, someone in
the studio realized the treasure trove of creativity I had and stole
I could go on and on about Doug ( and I'm sure I have done so on
this list already!) but I know it all comes down to personal
opinion. In the end I know its pointless to argue how you should
feel when you look at a picture.
In Doug's work I see a world without roads and telephone poles, and
it is alien, and I don't belong, and I lament at its passing.
On Oct 8, 2006, at 3:20 PM, Denver Fowler wrote:
Yet, sometimes I feel
like there is more details in the plants than in the
I actually like the way Doug's pictures decrease the
emphasis on the animal, instead depicting species in
an environment, rather than just being portraits with
the subject big and bold in the middle. It feels more
like wildlife photography, and less like posed shots.
his b/w pix are my favourites.
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