My name is Gray Stanback. Ever since I was a small child, I have been fascinated by prehistoric life, and the natural world as a whole. In college, I majored in biology, and with that completed I have devoted much of my spare time to my true passion of reading about-- and drawing-- the amazing creatures that once walked the Earth.
Most of my art is done digitally, using ProCreate on an iPad, and I have rarely ventured into paper-based media. I call my art style "scientifically informed" rather than "scientifically accurate", because I acknowledge that I do take artistic liberties with the life appearances of the prehistoric animals I draw, while still staying relatively true to science.
I have been interested in prehistoric animals for most of my life, and I have been drawing them for nearly as long. As I grew up, the dinosaurs I was exposed to did too-- no longer sluggish oversized lizards, but warm-blooded birdlike creatures with feathers. My artwork has followed suit, taking cues from modern-day birds and mammals.
This blog is where I discuss the things that have inspired me in the field of paleo-art-- scientific discoveries about prehistoric life, the works of other paleo-artists, and the history of art portraying the distant past.
A fantasy webcomic, published on ComicFury Based on a story I came up with together with my grandmother when I was a child, it tells the story of a group of woodland animals and their quest to return an enchanted coin to its creators, while keeping it out of the hands of evil forces.
A short story collection published by Jazz House Publications, which contains underwater-themed horror stories by a number of authors, including my own debut story "How Doth The Little Crocodile". It is available now on Amazon.
My Tumblr blog, where I discuss matters related to the environment and ecology The blog has a number of sub-series within it, such as "Eco-Tainment" (reviews of environmental-themed works of fiction) and "Ecosystem Spotlight" (discussions of specific habitats around the world).