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Captain America by PaleoPastori
Captain America
"Captain America"

painting in progress (detail)
acrylics on white fine flax canvas
size: 140x210 cm. (55x83 inches)
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Captain America by PaleoPastori
Captain America
"Captain America"

painting in progress (detail)
acrylics on white fine flax canvas
size: 140x210 cm. (55x83 inches)
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PaleoPastori
Fabio Pastori
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Italy
Current Residence: Milano

*Paleoart evokes with artistic and scientific brilliance the distant inhabitants from the most remote eras,
and it sends a shiver down your spine.*
Interests
- Dinosaurs Illustrator (Paleoartist) - Concept Designer - Illustrator and Painter - Teacher - Costume Designer -

At age five and a half, while his classmates were playing with toy soldiers, Fabio Pastori was sketching images of Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus in his notebooks. A native of Milan, Italy, Fabio followed his dream of becoming an artist and studied art at the Liceo Artistico di Brera and then Scuola Superiore d'Arte del Castello Sforzesco, where he began to teach drawing at age 18.



While he was teaching and later directing a course in illustration, he continued his training as a hyper-realistic illustrator and learned to render photo-realistic images with a three-dimensional quality. His exceptional work caught the eye of advertising agencies and publishers in Italy and abroad. He began working with art-directors, directors and photographers creating backdrops for commercials.



"In the 90's I started my real journey into the world of paleoart, studying and illustrating dinosaurs in a variety of applications that comprise the paleontological field such as publishing, museums, education, scholars and collectors. I always used the traditional techniques while pursuing my great interest and passion for nature, animals and particularly dinosaurs."



His first drawings of prehistoric animals done in a hyper-realistic style were published by Mike Fredericks in Prehistoric Times magazine in 1992. His work attracted immediate attention because of the level of realism he achieved and his innovative use of color. He was selected for the Annual Illustrators (non-fiction) in Bologna Children's Book Fair ('97/'98/'99/2000).



In 2000 Fabio rendered a series of stunning concept illustrations for an early version of Rex Riders that was conceived and pitched as an animated cartoon series. JP Carlson recalls seeing the illustrations for the first time and being amazed at the renderings: "At that time, no one illustrated dinosaurs the way that Fabio did. His use of color and perspective was very unusual. The animals literally popped off the page.


         

In the 2013 Fabio had the opportunity to illustrate a whole book regarding Dinosaurs: "The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs", wrote by Keiron Pim and published by Random House in UK. It will be distributed all around the world.

 

Fabio usually gives his presence to many events and exhibitions, and he loves to teach (in private, at schools and institutes) lessons of illustrations, techniques and paleoart."

  • Listening to: Tears for Fears
  • Reading: On the Origin of Species
  • Watching: The Day the Earth Stood Still ( 1951)
  • Playing: Dreaming
  • Eating: Meat
  • Drinking: Absinthium

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:iconeryksart:
EryksArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Hello, dear friend!
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:icondinoswarsrawesome:
DinoswarsRAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You really like your lythronaxes, don't you? It's one of my favourites.Jurassic Park Allosaurus [V.1] 
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:iconibanah:
ibanaH Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like Your works! :) They seems so alive! :)
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:icongeneralhelghast:
GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015   General Artist
hey there! can you show me a link to the Spinosaurus picture you used for the book titled "Dinosaurs: The Grand Tour?
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:iconpaleopastori:
PaleoPastori Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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:icongeneralhelghast:
GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015   General Artist
thank you
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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:iconsapphiregamgee:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!  :party:  :cake:  :cookie:
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:iconcheryllynnmason:
CherylLynnMason Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Today is the day you were granted your first breath. May it be happy and joyful! <3
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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:icondarkdragon247:
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
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:iconscorpgrox:
ScorpGrox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:iconpowerofthewolves:
Powerofthewolves Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
with tail by Powerofthewolves
 EXO : Suho Gift Happy Birthday Kero Keroppi #1 (Free) 
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:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Auguri Fabio!
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:iconunazaki:
Unazaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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:iconarcovenator:
Arcovenator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :)
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:iconfluffmuffins9000:
Fluffmuffins9000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday~!!^^
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Fabio
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:iconaffiniti:
Affiniti Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day. :)
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :)
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:iconphoenixmarty:
PhoenixMarty Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Have some cake 🎂🍰
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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:icongabriele-t92:
Gabriele-T92 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Auguri di buon compleanno ;D
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