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Rikey drew this Pliosaur skull for author Tracy Chevalier.<br />
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Squids in - Dorset artist can't keep up with demand - as her fossil art is done using incredibly scarce 200 million year-old fossilised ink.<br />
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Rikey Austin, 49, extracts ink from a phragmoteuthid fossil, which are somewhere between a squid and a cuttlefish and lived approximately 200 million years ago. <br />
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Her husband, geologist Paddy Howe, finds the fossils while walking along the Jurassic Coast in Lyme Regis, West Dorset, which is a hotbed of fossilised activity.<br />
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Mrs Austin then powders the ink, adds a tiny bit of water and uses it to create captivating images of dinosaurs and other fossilised creatures. <br />
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The phragmoteuthid defended itself by shooting out ink and some of the fossils still have their original pigment in an ink sack inside.<br />
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However, these fossils do not preserve themselves as well as other fossils, so it is extremely rare to find one with its ink sack intact.<br />
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As a result, the mother-of-three has only produced seven drawings since she first experimented with fossilised ink in 2010.