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Draw Dinovember 2016 Day 1

Draw Dinovember is upon us once again. I’ll be posting a dinosaur a day all month long. I have a tentative list of prehistoric beasties I’d like to paint this year but I’m always open to suggestions.  If anyone has any cool ideas for dinosaurs they’d like to see go ahead and leave a comment.

I’d also like to encourage others to join in on the fun.  Dinosaurs are the focus but all other forms of prehistoric life are options too.  I myself will be incorporating a few pterosaurs and marine reptiles to the lineup this year.  

To start everything off here’s Draw Dinovember Day 1 Gorgosaurus.

Amargasaurus has got to be the most bizarre looking of all sauropod dinosaurs. It was also quite small by comparison to its behemoth relatives. It is distinguished in appearance by a double row of tall spikes running down the top of its neck. Considering its small size, these spikes may have been used as a defense against a predator who might want to bite its neck for the the kill. The spikes may have also been used as species recognition and display. Whatever their purpose, these spikes would have made Amargasaurus a very strange sight! 

Artwork by Bob Walters from the book Discovering Dinosaurs 

30 Days of Dinosaurs

Hello everyone! For the past few weeks I’ve been hard at work laying out my new sketchbook. I’ve titled the book 30 Days of Dinosaurs. It’s a compilation of all of my dinosaur drawings from Draw Dinovember 2015. In addition to the final drawings for all 30 days the book will include thumbnails, preliminary drawings, and studies that I completed for each final image. These have never been shown on any of my social media sites or online art galleries. The book will contain over 60 pages of content, will be perfect bound and measure 9x6 inches. They will be available next month at CTN animation expo. Here is a sneak peek at the cover and a few spreads.