Monday, 5 June 2017

Quick Draw Dinosaur

It's official! My awesome boyfriend and I have just launched our new YouTube channel "Quick Draw Dinosaur"; a series of mini-documentaries on dinosaurs. Each episode presents a new challenge as we attempt to squish as many fascinating facts on a species of choice into just 10 seconds of footage!


But that's not the limits of this challenge: there are rules too! With only 90 minutes to produce each episode, we hustle against the clock to write the script, compose the copy and original music, design and animate the content and record and edit sound effects too. We hope that the result of each challenge will be a bite-sized documentary that's informative, eccentric and inspires followers to get out there and discover more.

We greatly value our viewers' likes and feedback and will also be welcoming requests from the audience, so if you have a favourite species that you would like to see on the show, please do let us know in the comments section at:

We've only just launched this weekend with episode 1: Rugops, but we'll be adding subsequent episodes on a regular basis, so please subscribe for more frantic dinosaur facts and Mesozoic mayhem! Happy viewing!

Saturday, 13 May 2017


I'm cheating a bit here: Sadly no palaeo-pics to share right now, as I have had to take a break from painting over much of the new year to fulfil some exciting private commissions, but in the meantime, I have at least been able to finish my Showreel!

You can view the whole thing on YouTube in HD:

Featuring highlights from animation projects I have produced for museums, government agencies and corporate clients, there's a healthy dose of science, technology, natural history and just fun stuff in there. The eagle-eyed viewer may even spy a clip of my Cambridge whale!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Preparatory sketches - scale

copyright A V S Turner 2016
Anasazisaurus, Bistahieversor & Dinosuchus, with a human figure for scale. This scale reference is the first step in my newest life restoration project, set in mid-cretaceous New Mexico. I love this stage of a painting: really getting my head around the scale, presence and even personality of subjects and cementing an image in my head of how I want them to look. Since this image will include three subjects in close proximity, I am keen to work out now how they all occupy 3D space together.

Since Anasazisaurus is known only from partial skull fragments, I have used it's close relative Kritosaurus as an additional reference.

My next step will be to work out the immediate landscape and environment. Stay tuned for more over the coming weeks!