I’m still not completely used to seeing depictions of dinosaurs with feathers, especially Raptors and Tyrannosaurus, but I’m fully onboard with the whole “dinosaurs evolved into birds” theory. I like the idea that you’re seeing living fossils pecking around the garden and flying around your head (less so when they shit on you of course).
The Jurassic Park is still THE dinosaur movie. I don’t think any of the sequels have even come close to the original. The T-Rex in the rain; the raptors in the kitchen; what an outstanding film! I remember watching it with a friend when I was about 10, and we shit ourselves when we found out that the Raptors had escaped. I think we thought they’d be at the front door jimmying open the locks.
I feel like there’s a good amount progress being made with the designs now. There’s definitely a consistent style with this work when compared to the start of the daily characters, which was what I was aiming for.
I genuinely (and this is probably the first time I’ve ever said this) like all of the above illustrations, which is weird because there’s usually about one piece in four that I hate. That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement – there certainly is – and, as much as it’s nice to hear, there is nothing more dangerous than being told “good job” (usually via instagram in some form of comment or another), because I think people are prone to rest on their laurels once hearing it. No laurel resting here.
I think this week will be dinosaur week, kicking off with the Stegosaurus.
This was a fun one to do. The previous illustration I posted felt like it was missing something and I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice. I was originally going to have a large troll (this is set in Norway after all) standing just to the left hand side of the house with his nads out, totally oblivious. I messed around and decided to make it a snow scene and it seemed natural to have something huge frozen in the ice. I might do another two of these “frozen dinosaur” scenes just to make a trilogy. Stay tuned.