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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!…

My Youtube channel:…
  • Listening to: Klassik Radio
  • Reading: your comments
  • Playing: with my sketchbook
  • Eating: paper and paint
  • Drinking: tea
After playing a little bit with OBS today, I decided I could upload a little bit of what I'm doing there on YouTube.

Yes, you heard right, I have a video on Youtube. Know idea if this was a good idea... we will see... but if you want take a look at it.

I must confess... instead of sleeping I did a second video



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nguyen88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
could you explain how you develop your ideas for your speculative creatures, how you draw them and lastly how you color them? I'm trying to do something similar but I'm finding it a bit difficult in the design and coloring process.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
It is often said that worldbuilding is a little like a escape from our now and here, but actually it is a intense 
preoccupation with reality. Try to soak up as much knowledge and sensations as you can so you have a pool 
you can draw from. 
The creative process often begins with a simple question: "what if...?" 
For example what if all mammals go extinct? Which other clades might replace them?
From that little beginnings you can come up with some simple basic designs, a archetype. 
This first species can be further evolve, specialize on different food, forms new display structures or 
finds new ways of locomotion etc.
I can't really tell you how to draw or color, everyone has its own style and preferences, only practice 
will bring you what you seek. 
nguyen88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I was just wondering how you got the coloring for yours to be so realistic. I'm just using the brush tool in photoshop and frankly it's quite difficult to get a fur or feathery feel
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Well, I can't tell you what to do in Photoshop since I just use real brushes and pencils in most cases
and when working digitally I use the same method and standard brushes.
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Ludwig1920 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Ich glaube ich hab mal ein Bild von dir in der Wohnung von einer Bekannten meiner Freundin hängen gesehen. Die wohnt in Münster. Marry oder so.


Das ist das Bild, ich hatte es damals photographiert weil ich es vom Stil her cool fand:…

Ich lösche es hier wieder raus würde mich jetzt nur interessieren ob das von dir ist.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Jup, das ist ein Haufen Lophoraptoriden von mir, schön zu sehen das sie ein Zuhause gefunden haben =) 
Ludwig1920 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
hehe klein ist die Welt.
Tolle Arbeiten übrigends!
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Danke ^^
StitchesAdoptables Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Fantastic Work! 
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :lol:
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