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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!…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: your comments!
  • Watching: funny Ark Let's Play
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: Moisture from the air (and tea)
Hi everyone!

Today the contest for Nea ended... or does it? I got some requests to run is little longer because of unfinished work! Well, luckily for you I have much to do 
in the moment and can't really decide which creatures I wanna pick so you guys get a little more time. But on Monday I door will be closed! 

Or not? I thought about extending this contest into infinity! Like Memo does it with Snaiad... would you like this? Let me know!
This contest will definitely end but what will come after that is still unknown and there are tons of good entries which will not get their place in the canon which
makes me pretty sad and the act of picking not easier.

But I had a idea! I'm working in the moment on a wordpress blog for Nea, it is all in German because it will be part of the annual exhibition of our academy,
but I thought about how I could make this contest part of the exhibition and, in some way, canon.
In short: I would like to leave the contest as what it is, a contest for possible creatures for Nea. A contest which was started before the colonization and
which gave artists from the solar system the opportunity to get involved into the part of creating a biosphere too. Out of this/yours entries a committee chose in the end a few species which they want on the planet or want to alter.
There would be a page on the website with all entries of this contest with a short description of the animal/plant and maybe the artist.
It wouldn't even need to be your real name (ever thought about what name you could have as a vampire of neoraptor?) and this way the whole contest would get it's own stage and a legitimacy to be, even if in the end only a few entries will make it into the canon canon ;)

Well, let me know what you think and stay creative!

All the best,


Edit: Oh,and better have a look at the journal where I collected all the stuff, I hope I haven't forgotten something!

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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich komm Morgen vorbei!
Constrict0r12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I just love your dragon drawings and everything else to.
DELIRIO88 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Josh, thanks for the fav! Really appreciated! :)
Dragunalb Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank für den Fave hier =)
Thanks for the fave on =)
Odonticeti by Dragunalb
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problem ^^
AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Mr.Knüppe, I have 3 quick questions for ya. How much did it cost to build/make your dinosaur zoo. Also, what's the actual name of your zoo? Like: "kids! We're taking a vacation to ______ for the summer!". And finally, what is the name of the company or buisness that owns this park?
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You can look up the answer for question 2 for yourself. ;)
AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, can I ask you a question?

I've diggging up some info on feathers on Tyrannosaurus lately and heard about an Adrea Cau study on the mass/skin surface ratio of Tyrannosaurus, but I can't find it anywhere...
Do you maybe know more about it or where I could find it?
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Two things:
1. What are the things you are afraid of? (physically and emotionally)

2. I was thinking of an idea for your Nea planet. A large gecko about the size of a doberman that does not  need to drink because it absorbs the nutrients from the animals it eats. It communicates with a sound similar to a loud bark.
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