dinosaur

You’re never too old to draw dinosaurs for fun. (If you were unaware).

Laying out the shapes on the plywood.

Laying out the shapes on the plywood.

Having fun with the large piece of scrap plywood I picked up from the hardware store down the street. It was thin enough to cut with a few passes with a box cutter. I cut it into three pieces. the first piece can be found under my previously shared abstract face drawing. This one is the second. I am considering options for the third.

The teeth reminded me of drawing the feathers on my hawks.

The teeth reminded me of drawing the feathers on my hawks.

I did the pencil for the dinosaur last night before I went to bed. Tonight I got home from work, cooked a hamburger and sat down with the headphones on. I listened to some live concerts by Umphrey’s McGee. A really great band out of Chicago.

These Micron pens are about toasted now. It’s the third large drawing on plywood I’ve done with them. The coarseness of the wood isn’t very kind to the tip of the pen. A bike ride to the art store in the morning before a trip into the hills on the mountain bike is in order.

Raptor or Tyrannosaur I'm not certain but it was fun to assemble piece by piece.

Raptor or Tyrannosaur I’m not certain but it was fun to assemble piece by piece.

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Velociraptor skull

Velociraptor skull

Insert John Williams score here_____________.

I looked at a few pictures of fossils before I started this one but mostly from memory. While not exactly scientifically accurate it gets the point across. After the bird skull this seemed a logical step. I like mixing amber colors together, this was another excuse to indulge that.

I’m back at work on another plate of warblers now.
Yellow, Magnolia, Red-Faced, Blackburnian, Hooded, and the rare Kirtlands Warblers.

Their still in pencil. I like to leave my pencil drawings around the house to look at for a while before I pen them in. helps me keep a solid perspective and catch any mistakes hiding in plane sight like they often do for me.