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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: Artemis Fowl and the EAVP program
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: watermelon
  • Drinking: water
Greetings from Denmark,

some of you which are following my Dragons of the World project may have wondered (and some have asked me)
why dragons lay eggs which have a hard shell in difference to the leathery shells of modern varanoids and anguimorpha overall.

That's a good question and hard to answer because I actually don't know, there are of course benefits or dragons having such eggs, they are better protected, can be bigger and loose less water and the embryo can use the calcite of the shell for it's own bones.

But until recently it wasn't known when the hard shell was invented and if it was a pure draconiform invention.

Surprisingly a new discovery shows that theses eggs are older than previously thought. Fernandez et al published a few days ago a paper in Plos One about some lizard embryos from Thailand found insight their eggs, these were first meant to be very small dinosaur or avian eggs, but how further analysis and CT scans revealed that these eggs were laid by anguimorph lizards (but of course the embryonic state of the animals made a further identification difficult)

So now we know that the eggs of dragons are maybe a more basal feature than thought and that the leathery shells of modern lizards are the real new invention, but more material is needed to confirm that.

So here the paper:…

Corytholurus nesting behavior:…
Ascialophoraptor colony: No human land by Hyrotrioskjan
Umbragrus nest: Kunst in der Region 2012 by Hyrotrioskjan

All the best,


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fataFivena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sehr eindrücklich!!! Danke schön )
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Bitte =)
jman12351 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015
Re. your Skuntabria project: if the Opus Scientia existed in real life, could any vampire or Neoraptor site be accessed through Tor?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
There is actually a similar network, the wwu  (world wide underground) which works in some parts similar to Tor and is a sort of parallel Internet but much older than our www =) 
jman12351 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
JandB123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
You haven't worked on the Silvanus proect much lately, or at least that I know of. I hope you start it up again. Also, is there like a big tree connecting all the creatures or something. I've gotten really interested in taxonomy recently, and something like that would blow my mind! Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry no Silvanus in the moment :no:

But I plan indeed a large phylogenetic tree :nod:
munkas02 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thinnk yoy might like this:D…
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry doesn't work =)
munkas02 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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