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About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2010 Awardees 2010 (Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize) Scientific Illustration - Davide Bonadonna
Illustration by Davide
Davide Bonadonna

For more than 15 years Davide Bonadonna has been working as a medical and scientific illustrator in publishing, connecting scientific language to visual communication. After meeting paleontologist Simone Maganuco in 2007, his dream come true and he became a full-time paleo-illustrator. Besides his main skills in illustration, Bonadonna specializes in paleo-sculpting and 3D modeling.

In collaboration with Maganuco, he is now working on different projects with museums and theme parks all around Italy, thanks to Geomodel studio, the main Italian company specialized in life-size prehistoric models.

His illustrating tecnique is a mix of traditional temperas and watercolour painting, followed by digital work. His models and illustrations are on display in the Capellini Museum in Bologna, the Natural History Museum in Brescia, the Prehistoric Park in Rivolta d'Adda and Parco Natura Viva in Verona.

Bonadonna's works have recently appeared in Prehistoric Time mag (#89 cover) and on the National Geographic Web site.

Top: "The restoration of Diplodocus carnegii Hatcher, 1901 after a century" by Davide Bonadonna
Bottom: Davide Bonadonna
Illustration and image courtesy of Davide Bonadonna.