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Hi Tooters, I am an artist on the internet, and I paint a lot, so you should expect that. I also paint and draw other things, like trains, aliens, robots, gods, ugly old people, people with long shoes, long cats, and landscapes.

I have created two books with Memo Kosemen & Darren Naish: All Yesterdays, about how we portray dinosaurs, and Cryptozoologicon, about mystery animals.

My website: johnconway.art
My patreon: patreon.com/johnconway

These are the first in a series, where I am attempting to avoid deliberately posing and placing the animals in a composition. Usually we compose animals in scenes for aesthetic reasons, and avoid confessing angles or poses. Obscuring parts (particularly heads and eyes) is nearly always avoided. What if I try to purge those rules? Will a new sort of naturalism develop?

johnconway.art/uncomposition

A new – the fabulous fabrosaur Lesothosaurus checks out a burrow in Early Jurassic Lesotho.

A new - A herd of Brachiosaurus altithorax, a Gargoyleosaurus parkpinorum and some pterosaurs in Late Jurassic North America, about 145 million yeras ago.

johnconway.art/brachiosaurus-a

Anatosaurus (/Anatotitan/Edmontosaurus/Trachodon, etc.) eating some grass.

Chemical Beach, a drawing, is perhaps the only dream-inspired picture I've ever done.

Another drawing, and another God: the great Saddleman stands at the beginning of the world and drips life into the wind.

johnconway.art/saddleman

@me @mike A modern example would be the stained glass windows of the Strategic Air Command Memorial Chapel at Offut airbase (a USA airbase), detailed in this thread by an anthropologist who studies nuclear weapons culture:

twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/stat

Whether it's from Constantine or SAC, it's primarily about the military advantages of combining religion and war.

On the internet, I see a lot of people with fox heads and fox tails. I prefer foxes with people heads and people tails.

johnconway.art/vulpes-persona

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