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Joschua Knüppe
Artist | Professional | Varied
Hi, my name is Joschua Knüppe

In the moment I study free art at the Academy of fine arts Münster and I hope to work and teach one day as a independent artist and illustrator.
My work can be split into three big parts:
1. Paleoart and Paleontography
2. fictional ecosystems, some of them on other planets
3. mythical creatures, especially dragons, depicted in a realistic way

All my work is connected together and form large four-dimensional networks which become more and more dense with the time.
In terms of an classic modernist I'm a concept artist, which means that the idea is for me always more important or interesting than the form of it, I still try to improve myself, and I see that it work, but the construct, the concept behind my artwork is the real art.

I love comments, positive and negative, try to reply each of them and 'm always open for questions.

Projects which are belong together and form large four-dimensional networks:
-Part time humans
-Dragons of the world
-Wegener 2
-Future birds and their world
-Organic technology
-Paleoart (with Jurassic Germany and many more)

Out of this I have two other projects:
-GDM (Global Dinosaur Monument)

This ID cards have a place for interests and hobbys but I'm interested in too much things so I count them here:
dinosaurs, pterosaurs, mosasaurs, birds, dragons, art, art history, paleontology, walking, annoy creationist, writing, reading, drawing, painting, working with clay wood and metal, ants, biology especially behavior, bio technology, bio informatics, fantasy, SiFi, being at DA, doing exhibtions, holding lectures, arguing and many more.

Well, take a look at my Gallery maybe you find something, beautiful, strange, interesting or more positive adjectives ;)

If you want to use my work ask first, I normally don't mind but I want still the controll over my work. Also I don't like to see my work out of it's original context, how I said: the story behind the pictures is important!

Commissions: I normally don't do commissions, exeptions are for scientists who want a reconstructions. In addition I do sometimes sketches for friends and people who ask friendly =)

If you have questions or other reasons to contact me can send me a Note here on DA or mail me under:

I'm now also on Facebook!…

My Youtube channel:…
  • Listening to: Klassik Radio
  • Reading: your comments
  • Watching: your Spec Challenge entries
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: paper and paint, the good one
  • Drinking: tea
Hi guys.

I know, I know. Plants weren't what you all waited for in the current challenge. Many wrote that they have no botany training etc. BUT! I would like to remind you guys that no botany training is required*. It can be helpful, but most important in these challenges is to be open and creative. I learned much myself by doing these challenges actually. The process is the goal here and I can just encourage you to keep the eyes open, because there are cooler plants out there than you could imagine.

On another note: some wrote me that they have little time these days so I would ask you guys if I should add another week to the deadline. I need normally a little bit of time to make these videos anyway, but if you want to participate already, or are suddenly struck by inspiration but have little time I can give you a bit more.

And last point: I can confirm that our next challenge will be on Earth and will involve tetrapods. A clade that got not that much public attention so
far but is well known to most of you.

*Because of their complex epigenetic makeup plants can be very diverse in withing one genus. Pretty much everything you can imagine could happen as long as it remains within the realm of the possible.



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vinhavatar Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
So I've read the comments section of the Pyrungata folder & learned it is not part of the Skuntaverse, but what did you mean by calling it a "singular mental experiment"? And is the Pyrungata spec project dead?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional General Artist
It means that it stands alone and has no affinity to other work from me. A little pocket universe
Pyrungata isn't dead, just not active right now.
SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
well, this is a new twist to the spec challenges
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I never said I would only do animals ;)
SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It will get really fun 
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I hope so =)
goatrex Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I made an entry for your fourth spec challenge!
nguyen88 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have a question about my speculative biology project. As I am planning of turning this project into a modest sized book (only focusing on the fauna of my ecosystems), what would you say would be a rounded number of species to feature?
I'm almost through with the largest species of my ecosystem - birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and I do plan to include a reptile or two, and I understand the bulk of my species will come in the form of insects, so what do you think?

Oh, and about your advice for a pig species, I decided to make 2 pig species.
A larger one that would live in meadows eating grass like ungulates - horses, cattle, etc. Which would grow to be about the size of domestic sheep, and a smaller species about the size of a football that would have extended teeth emerging from its upper and lower jaws that would allow it to dig through soil and then a set of smaller teeth - akin to a rodent's jaw structure.
I eagerly await your feedback
Melagris Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
What's your main project this year ?????
Until now you've done a lot of great paleoart.....what have you in mind ????
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately a very large urgent commission hinders me to do much more in the moment
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