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Re: Luis Rey's Dino-turkey
There been a lot of less-than-flattering comments on this topic and
the one that it sprung from. I'd like to balance this just a little.
This new encyclopedia, while it has morphed into a broader and older
audience originally began, as I understand it, as a work for the
young. And it is with this audience particularly that Luis shines. I
and my wife are both educators and without doubt Luis books are the
most popular in what is a veritable sea of options. Books like "A
Field Guide to Dinosaurs" and "Extreme Dinosaurs" bring a lot of
children to the topic and satiate their need for quality material in
spades. In my wife's preschool they are on to their third copy of
"Extreme" and "The Guide" is on its last legs. His vibrant and
dynamic illustrations excite and inspire the young and the young at
heart. How many future dinosaur workers and lovers will owe their
start and nurturing to Luis Rey and the rare breed to which he
belongs? That said as an adult I love Luis's work and the
Spanish-Mexican heritage of color he brings to his carefully
researched subjects. I look forward to owning and reading this book
and I will sit it happily on my shelves with other popular quality
volumes as well as weighty academic tomes. Paint on Luis - you will
always have a wide and appreciative audience.
At 06:14 AM 21/10/2006, you wrote:
> What I said was that the fleshing out design for this picture,
> http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/jpegs/new/Chick.jpg , was too clearly
> done after turkeys and other pheasants (including chickens). It's
> rather hideous in itself but throw in the orange background...
> *shudders* Not that it isn't well done but the choice was rather poor
> After thinking a bit more about it, I understand that this was done to
> ingrain into the projected target for the book that birds are
> dinosaurs by frocking well and less known theropods in birdy attires.
> I, however, would go for the "bird of prey" set on a dromaeosaur.
Just so everyone knows, neither I nor the editorial staff have suggested
particular color patterns or so forth to Luis: these are all his own
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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