Happy Birthday Zhao Chuang
Today, we celebrate the birthday of renowned Chinese palaeoartist Zhao Chuang, one of the leading lights behind scientific illustrations in Chinese scientific literature. Fans of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models will also be aware of his work through the PNSO product line and their range of museum quality figures.
Celebrating the Contribution to Scientific Illustration of Zhao Chuang
Picture Credit: Zhao Chuang/Everything Dinosaur
Illustrating Many Scientific Papers
This palaeoartist has been tasked with illustrating a number of scientific papers and press releases. Interpreting scientific data and helping to depict a long extinct animal, place it within the context of the fossil discovery and in essence, to bring the animal back to life. The picture (above), illustrates a Compsognathus. It is shown as a brightly coloured, feathered dinosaur. The artist is helping to promote the idea that far from being slow, sluggish animals, many dinosaurs were very bird-like.
Illustrating Ancient Landscapes and Ecosystems
Picture Credit: Zhao Chuang
It was Zhao Chuang who created all the spectacular prehistoric artwork that was put on display as part of the “Dinosaurs of China – Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers” exhibition in Nottingham (England). As a palaeoartist at the Peking Natural Science-Art Organisation (PNSO), Zhao Chuang has worked with numerous members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and he has also collaborated with dozens of leading scientists from other research institutions around the world. His work has been published in many academic publications.
Many happy returns.