Emily Willoughby

Paleoart and bird illustration

Camptosaurus - Old and New October 2012

Medium: Photoshop CS4
Time taken: ~20 hours
Published in: Highlights for Children magazine

This comparative illustration depicts the "before" (top) and "after" (bottom) status of the Smithsonian Museum's Camptosaurus skeleton, which underwent some substantial renovation recently. The skeleton was originally mounted for the museum in 1911, and has become badly damaged and out-of-date in the century of its service. It has now been entirely remounted, both to repair the damage and to conform with modern accuracy standards. If you're ever at the natural history museum in DC, look for Camptosaurus in the Dinosaur Hall!