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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

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.
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:…

My first posted video is also my most viewed, which is my encounter with a Mountain Lion and a Coyote:  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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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Lovely and unique gallery :clap: And I love your signature, really cool!
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.
JamJams Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is truly unique!
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.
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
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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