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Paleoartist and scientific illustrator Gabriel Ugueto has a golden rule for his work: Accuracy. In order to resurrect the dinosaurs, Ugueto begins with a single bone and works his way from inside out. He researches whether there are any related animals alive today, or existing fossils that may shed light on how the bone fragment fits into a larger piece, and reconstructs the entire skeletal system. He then sketches in muscle groups, and adds skin and color considering where the animal lived and during what period of time.
But his resulting illustrations often don’t match the Jurassic Park-inspired dinosaurs that we’re used to.
Produced by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
Illustrations by Gabriel Ugueto
Additional Images by Shutterstock and E. Frey