Monday, 1 September 2008

Art #10: Acadoparadoxides


"Acadoparadoxides"

Coloured pencil illustration, August 2008

Acadoparadoxides Snajdr 1957

 

A drawing of what the wonderful Acadoparadoxides trilobite would have looked like in life, in colours I think are neat. Acadoparadoxides dates from an awe-inspiring 530 million years ago, and was found in Morocco (not by me, I purchased the above specimen from eBay). Of course, Morocco was then underwater, and must have remained so until at least the Devonian period millions of years later, as trilobites from that period have also been found there.