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Fabio Pastori
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Milano
Favourite genre of music: Electronic-GoaTrance-Techno-House-DeepHouse
Favourite photographer: DavidLachapelle-WimWenders-NationalGeographic's
Favourite style of art: RealisticTraditionalArts
Operating System: MAC OS X Leopard 10.6.8

Personal Quote: Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind wich searches the truth in a world of mistery
- 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. I don't think his influence on paleo-illustration is appreciated and recognized because his work wasn't seen much here in the States. I think that's going to change in the next few years."
  • 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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Eagle-Heart Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love your art and reconstructions... very inspiring!
AmirKameron Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your Dinosaurs looking forward to see more.
RavenDunbar Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is absolutely beautiful! 
The raw skill of your work is beyond the description of words!
I'm truly taken away by the beauty and detail of your work. :)
Us watchers are lucky to be graced with your art! :D
BreeTheBat May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi there! I really like your art! Your pictures are so accurate and it looks so real! Keep going :)
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jbconcepts87 Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work
TeddyBlackBear2040 Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great Artwork buddy keep up the good work.
TheGrillosLab Oct 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sono sinceramente impressionata dai Suoi lavori. Ho visto anche il Suo sito e mi sento in dovere i farLe molti e sentiti complimenti!
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Your work is amazing. Thankyou for sharing it!
In-Sine Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your art.
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Himmapaan Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on winning the Bristol Thecodontosaurus competition, Fabio!
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Dino-Mario May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE your paleoart.It's AMAZING!!!
ShadowRebirth37 Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love with your art. :heart:
YesiG-PhotographS Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
complimenti veramente. le vostre illustrazioni sono straordinarie♥♥
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Trippinalice Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing Gallery
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