Good evening, I am John Conway, and I make art of very old things, and of new things I have made up. I have a podcast about animals with Darren Naish, and have written and illustated two books with Darren and C.M. Kosemen. My art is funded by people like you through Patreon.

You can read more about me here.

All Yesterdays

Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Cryptozoologicon: Volume I

The Biology, Evolution, and Mythology of Hidden Animals

20 Years Later

Recently, I went through my old palaeoart folder, and found a a bunch of my early oil paintings from over 20 years ago. I thought it would be fun to rework them, and see what's changed.

Diplodocus, 1999: diplodocus 1999 diplodocus 1999

Corythosaurus, 1997: corythosaurus 1999 corythosaurus 1999

Velociraptor, 1997 velociraptor 1999 velociraptor 1999

Diplodocus carnegii

A reboot of a paiting I originally did in 1999, age 18. This is one of my favourites from the period, as I liked the mood. The new version is mainly an attempt to make it more naturalistic. Original painting here:

Velociraptor mongoliensis

A reboot of a paiting I originally did in 1997, age 16. I think at the time I considered it my first sucessful oil painting. I have added all the stuff to it that I originally intended to, but chickened-out (painting over skies in oil painting is scary, because it's too hard to correct). Original painting here: