No, I didn't forget my password.
Without going too far (but I guess I'm going to
) I'd like to thank
all of people who encouraged and spurred me, complimenting my work both on DeviantArt and elsewhere in the last few years.
I thank all of my followers apologizing for my disappearance.
As you can wonder, a boy of my age has way too many commitments.
Especially this damn boy I am, for which dinosaurs are never been the only concern. Some of you may be aware of my other interests (that currently became jobs), including music
. It can be said that I have two faces
, and although one doesn't rule out the other, in the last few months I have surely spent time concentrating on my musical career, neglecting paleoart and dinosaurs stuff.
That doesn't mean I'm done with dinosaurs. But, you know, this may have happened too early. I mean, I'm 17 yo, and when I started drawing and talking with worldwide known paleontologists I was just 13, so it all kinda happened too fast. I still remember when I had my blog, and many people, especially Italian enthusiasts, used to read my posts and cite me everywhere as if I were a high experienced expert, who was actually just a little obsessed child with a great passion (that's still on) but devoid, due to obvious reasons, of the necessary skills.
I remember when I was involved with that feud with Andrea Cau. It makes me laugh, now that I'm thinking again about it. I feel as it had been really gross. A stupid boy talking and discussing with some of the most known and respectable italian paleontologists without being actually conscious about the whole stuff.
I also think I've been traumatized by that situation. There's been a point when I fell depressed because of his anti-youngpseudopaleontologists posts. But you know what he was totally right (and I was totally crazy LOL). I think I've landed like a meteor on his blog, raising controversy, commenting on everything, discussing everything in an as enthusiastic as inappropriate way.
I just had no idea about what I was doing. Of course, that's because I was only 11 (time flies...) and I had some kind of mental disorders whatever...
But, growing up and maturing, I've kinda felt ashamed but at the same time I'm proud of my improvements (also artistically) and I haven't given up
. Now I'm working on my degree thesis, which is about transition between reptiles and birds
. During the forecoming summer holidays I'll also be working on my dinosaur encyclopedia
(... it's a very big project I'm really excited about, and it will include 200+ illustration by me and accurately detailed descriptions about 1000+ dinosaur species including non-pygostylian avians, and I'm so sorry it's gonna be in italian language, but Italy seriously needs paleo-scientific education, they still consider JP as a science documentary after 25 years... ). So, I'm gonna tell you again, I'm not done with dinosaurs. But, everything will come at its time. The next year I'm gonna start attending the natural science university address at La Sapienza in
. My plans include specializing not just in paleobiology, but in ornithology
as well (I know I'm ambitious, so let's see how far will I go) and at the same time accepting an internship job with a Lazio's paleontology association which has been established after the 'Tito' conferences, that I attended last year
. With all these things I have to do (including a very demanding private life) it will be realistically impossible to keep posting drawings here on DeviantArt.
...I don't want to make promises but I'm pretty sure my encyclopedia will be published somewhere around summer 2018 in Italy, and then a translation process to english will take another half-year. Likely, the final english version will be available via internet PDF or Kindle around Christmas 2018. Not a promise... but I can tell you I'm pretty sure.
Will there be new drawings by me (I mean in the enyclopedia)? Yes, but they will all be kind of black and white silhouettes. Now I can look back at my drawings and check out how too colorful they were, much to distracting from their educational functions.
At the moment I've just finished the ankylopollexian part of the Ornithopoda chapter (102 ankylopollexian species described). June will be a lot of work about dryosaurids, thescelosaurids, rhabdodontids, hypsilophodontids and “australophodontids” (some of you may remember my old posts about “australophodontids” and their relationships with Tenontosaurus
The other chapters of the ornithischian volume will include Thyreophora, Marginocephalia and a small chapter about Heterodontosaurids/Fabrosaurids.
I'll start working about Saurischia likely around this November.
Any suggestion is accepted and anyone who is interested, please, feel free to contact me on
See you soon dino-guys, thanks for all the support.
Thank you too,
, I learned a lot here and I'm still learning. I'm still so young I have so much to learn and so much to give.You must never be fed up with learning in your life
. Remember that.
p.s.: Sorry for my odd english, I think I never apologized for that during those years.