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Robert Meyer
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
In the caves of Europe, ancient paintings have been found that depict the animals of that time. Many of those paintings include a “twisted perspective” in which the undersides of the feet are shown. In a single image, those artists of old accurately showed what the animals looked like and the tracks they would leave, producing the earliest nature guides.

In a similar abstract style, my prehistoric style art depicts current North American animals with their feet twisted upward to show their tracks. (see also my YouTube channel video youtu.be/I16PPjydSOE)

I also include some realistic full-size tracks, based on my plaster casts from the actual local animals here in southern California. I had the pleasure of being an instructor and counselor for the Boy Scout Tracking merit badge.

These works are original acrylic paintings that I designed and hand painted on either a 9 inch by 12 inch or a 12 inch by 24 inch ceramic tile. The design is based on my many years of studying our native animals and their tracks. Since I am partially colorblind, the limited colors used in cave paintings works well with my own color limitations.

Like the handprints found in European caves, I sign these artworks with my “handprint,” which includes my initials RCM.
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Some ancient artists left behind their hand prints on the cave walls, so I designed a way to sign my prehistoric style art with my initials RCM within my own right hand print.  The R is made by my palm and outer fingers; the C is within my palm; and the M is made by my middle three fingers:
Prehistoric Style RCM handprint signature Robert M by RobertMeyer


I also have a YouTube channel with 55 videos posted of which 53 feature animals: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyNQ_…

My first posted video is also my most viewed, which is my encounter with a Mountain Lion and a Coyote: youtu.be/lLyY3wvM7hA  This video was featured on the local news channels at the time and later was even used in a 20/20 television special.

My YouTube channel also includes 4 more Coyote videos, 7 Gray Fox, 2 Mule Deer, 6 Raccoon, 6 Bobcat, 2 Opossum, 2 Striped Skunk, plus other animals.  So far, I have over 200 subscribers and over one and a quarter million views.

When I was teaching scouts about animal tracks, I prepared this guide of full-size tracks for our area in Orange County, southern California.  This guide was based on my plaster casts of actual local tracks.
Animal Tracks Robert Meyer by RobertMeyer


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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Lovely and unique gallery :clap: And I love your signature, really cool!
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RobertMeyer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Thanks, and I am glad you like my prehistoric style RCM signature, as I was going for something a little different yet subtle too.
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JamJams Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is truly unique!
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RobertMeyer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I have really enjoyed applying the technique of the oldest European art masters to our North American animals.
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Suspiciousopossum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you joined today, and already I gotta say you make some good stuff :D
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RobertMeyer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
I am glad to read that you like so many of my pieces, which was my hope when I decided to join the Deviant Art community.
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