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Joschua Knüppe
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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!…
  • Listening to: WWD soundtrack
  • Reading: your comments!
  • Watching: funny Ark Let's Play
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: paper
  • Drinking: Moisture from the air (and tea)
Today I talked nearly two hours about posthumans, strange hominids and the work of Dougal Dixon and C. M. Kösemen in front of maybe
40 people.

Now I'm home and doing some paleo work and while doing so I'm musing about Paleoart.
The soft dinosaurs revolution and their artistic manifest "All Yesterdays" were shaking up the way we look at prehistoric animals
and how we reconstruct them. In a way they made visible that Paleoart is also just art and that the things we drew all day
might just be a form of art tradition. With All Yesterdays becoming more and more important and popular we actually might 
fall into the old trap of our forerunners. By establishing new traditions and memes. One way, I think, we might avoid this, could be
a more careful communication with the viewer, especially younger readers might get confused quickly when bombarded with speculative
Paleoart. Tell a lie long enough and it becomes true in the mind of the listeners. By exposing the "artiness" and speculation of our pieces (and the speculation and guesswork which the scientists wrote down) we might avoid establishing new false believes about prehistoric creatures and encourage the viewer instead to try their own interpretation. 

I know some are already doing this but I thought it could be good to write it down :P I'm kind of in a flow right now.

All the best,


P.s. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE AWESOME BIRTHDAY WISHES!!!! I will answer them all later ^^ 

Edit: On a later thought, I don't think traditions are negative, but it's important to see them as what they are.

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Yuuka34 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite paleo artists  :happybounce: 
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :lol: :bow:
Yuuka34 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gern geschehen x333
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hast du Skype? Ich, pilsator, Traheripteryx , und Xane haben da ne Gruppe gegründet.
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  New Deviant
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey, I do that all the time! =D
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  New Deviant
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy birthday!  :D
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  New Deviant
Happy birthday to you
You are an artist
And i really your arts
Happy birthday to youAirborne Heart 
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