Category: Fossil Illustration

Carcharocles megalodon (Otodontidae), Miocene – Pliocene, worldwide occurrence

Pencil, 2018/19

32 x 24 cm

The picture was drawn from a petrified specimen at the natural history museum in Waldenburg/Saxony.


Menelikia lyrocera (Bovidae), Pliocene – Pleistocene, East Africa

This medium-sized antelope had horns with transverse ridges and was possibly similar to today’s Nile lechwe / Mrs Gray’s lechwe (Kobus megaceros) in its ecology.

Pencil, 2019

29,5 x 21 cm

The picture was drawn from two exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris.

Selenopeltis buchi (Odontopleuridae), Ordovician, Morocco

Coloured pencil, 2019

21 x 15 cm

The picture was drawn at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK)

Barroisiceras onilahyense (Collignoniceratidae), Late Cretaceous, Madagascar

Acrylic and oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

Winner of the 1st price in the category “Amateur Fossil Drawing” at the INTERNATIONAL PALEONTOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION CONTEST, organized by IPC 5.

Abschied von Marcus Burkhardt

Alles was schön ist, bleibt auch schön,
auch wenn es welkt.
Und unsere Liebe bleibt Liebe,
auch wenn wir sterben.
Maxim Gorki

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