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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.


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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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I love your style of depicting dinosaurs and especially your bloody pencil sketches! I was wondering if you had an art book of your work or if you ever plan on publishing one in the future?

thedinorocker Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Adoro la tua paleoarte sempre aggiornatissima sul piano scientifico ma con un fascino retro!
Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
God I wish I could draw like you, love your art
Morraey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Your paleo-art is outstanding!
Keep up this great talent!
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Your gallery is amazing!  I love your Dinosaur art!
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice dinosaur art.
rustybill1960 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Stunning Paleo-art
Thank You for sharing
prince-lithium Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

you have really gorgeous art, wow! <3
EliTheDinoGuy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't believe I wasn't a watcher before, your art is brilliant!
Augusata Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are awesome!
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Hope you enjoyed it! :dance:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :dance:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!  :party:  :cake:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake:
PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. :D
Xiphactinus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!:) (Smile) Clap 
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Auguri Fabio!
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy b-day!:D (Big Grin) 
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
happy early b-day friend. :)
T-RESK Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! and your knowledge about the dinosaurs is amazing too!, you really inspire me.
T-RESK Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi!, your art is very beautiful, I love your frikin awesome dinosaurs XD, good luck with your future stuff man!
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