I was scanning something from a book to send to my brother as reference when i (re)discovered this image… a terrifying pair of Dimetrodon (not technically a dinosaur) and look- bottom right there is the signature John Sibbick! JOHN SIBBICK! only the best dinosaur artist alive! I am only pointing this out because (and i believe that Mr.Sibbick, being so bloody brilliant, can cope with his early work being shown in this way) it look so unlike a John Sibbick painting! I reckon it’s an early work (I have scanned it from the 1982 Piccolo Explorers ‘50 Facts About Dinosaurs’ book which seems to be a collation of loads of different dinosaur illustrations) before JS refined his wonderful style to the high polish we know and love today.
Thanks to my sister-in-law i went to a delightful evening of paleoart at the Natural History Museum, London, where i got to meet my childhood hero John Sibbick and got him to sign my copies of The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Nobrow’s Wonderful Flesh and Bone