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New York Cave Gardens by Hyrotrioskjan
New York Cave Gardens
A new small project I already started a bit some time ago with these giant rats:

Brace yourself for glowing fungi, insects and crustaceans, cave fishes and of course Sewer alligators! (which aren't alligators)
A rare accurate Ur by Hyrotrioskjan
A rare accurate Ur
Recently Daniel Foidl :iconpachyornis: asked me to do a quick reconstruction of the Aurochs, or Ur (Bos primigenius) because there are, according to him, way to little good reconstructions of this ice age bovine!
Ok... challenge accepted!
3 hours later I came up with this =D
Daniel posted it today on his blog about the Aurochs and the long time experiment to achieve a similar new of race of wild Bovine by breeding based on the known Ur anatomy.

Edit: Stromer was a mammal expert before he discovered the dinosaurs of Bahariya so he is still a suitable scale ;)
Quick Kosmoceratops by Hyrotrioskjan
Quick Kosmoceratops
Yesterday Nick Garland asked around on Facebook if someone had a reconstruction of Kosmoceratops for a small "weird fossil of the week" article on Earth Archives. I made during my first year on DA a quick drawing of this genus and felt that I need more practice with ceratopsians. So I set down for two and a half hours to produce this medium detailed recon on DinA4 paper. Well it's not completely accurate in it's proportions but it's usable and I like the coloration (bird beaks can be so colorful, but most artists just look on the frills...)
Here the article:…

P.s. Bahariya isn't over, but I'm a bit in a dead end with my Carcharodontosaurus.
Nahnmwraki anatomy by Hyrotrioskjan
Nahnmwraki anatomy
Here some stuff for those who are interested in oceanic shapeshifters.
There are three "subspecies" within the natural distribution of the Nahnmwraki, the polnesian/micrinesian, the melanesian and one from the Philippines which is called Sigbin by the locals (the myth call them nightly, blood drinking demons which must be a caused by mixing with vampire stories).

You see here some typical color patterns of this shapeshifters, they are very diverse and even twins can look very different in their alternative form.
Also you see here a climbing one (but they are better swimmers and don't climb on a regular basis), a frontal view, front and hind paws which- like werewolves- still sow some human traits and a Nahnmwraki skull (a very rough drawing in this case)
Day 5 sketch challenge by Hyrotrioskjan
Day 5 sketch challenge
And so, this challenge ends too...

1. Think most of you know this meme with Chris Pratt, Loki and Tony Stark... well I always thought a bit further:…
2. Robots, raptors, sauropods and exotic blades.
3. Dryads, digging ornithopods and... well... a random monster?


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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!…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The Kingdom of Fungi
  • Watching: Assassins Creed Let's Play
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: water
It's again this time of the year when everyone in our academy goes crazy, a sudden burst of activity rushes through the whole building and the workshops are full with hastily working students.

Our class is too very busy in cleaning the rooms and dividing the rooms. It's still not clear what space I will get (and I'm still struggling between two projects to show) but I have a good feeling it will all go well.

And of course everyone how wants to come can come. The academy is open from 05.02 to 08.02 from 10:00 to 20:00 and I will be there all the time. 

Here more information, the poster (I'm not sure if I like the version of this year) and a timelapse video of the Foyer from last year.…

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MaiNona Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is wonderful!
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :lol:
raptorman123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
What does your username mean? I entered it into Google Translate, and it only says that it's in Icelandic.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
haha, I wonder that it's recognizable as a known language at all =D

It's a word in a fictional language and means "three parted town under the earth", it's a large underground base in Australia I invented around the time I signed in on DA =)
raptorman123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Is it a language spoken by the Neoraptors?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
It is a language only spoken by the Opus Scientia, and today it's nearly unused, it's unique in having a own time form for fictional things.
raptorman123 Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
Do you think that reports of surviving Megalania in Skuntabria could actually be the true dragon, Spinolurus?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Yes, at least partly, maybe they also inspired the myth of the Banyip and the juveniles could have fueled the stories of living dinosaurs =)
Plioart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Always a pleasure =)
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