Looks good! Interesting how you decide for a very graphic approach, no shadows or such to allude to volume etc. He looks sleepy.
Thanks David- No I wanted to keep it quite 2D. I was tempted to fill the background with blue scales so that you could only make out the head by colour- but I'm tired of scales.He looks sleepy. I feel sleepy.
Oh, I don't know why but I thought it was a "she" and "she" was in love!! LOLOh my Balrog! I think I understand that "I'm tired of scales" thing! hehe!
Wow, beautiful. I love the eye.
Very cool work! Like the bright colors. Drawing all the scales can be very tiring, though if I drew them that big in pencil, it probably wouldn't take very long. But painting them's a different matter altogether. I suspect sauropod scales were quite small and not so reptilian, but all the same it's very well done.I've never even tried to do dinosaurs in watercolor, that must be a real ordeal to go through! I'd never want to paint another scale either.
Admit it, you could have done better.
Thanks everyone for your comments.Nima: yes you're probably right about the scales size. Doesn't really qualify as a scientifically accurate image on any level though.Sherlock: Thank you so much for noticing.But thank you more for saying 'could have' and not 'could of' because that really does annoy me.
Rachel I especially like the way you did the scale work around the lips and throat area. The colors you chose to work in and the expression of the eye gives the painting a serene quality.
Hi Brian - thanks- I wasnt feeling too serene by the end of it! Just checked out your site- very interesting stuff- i love the sculptures.I'll have to pick your brains later as i did some some clay work back in the summer but it was terrible. Dried too quick and my plesiosaur tail fell off!
Great stuff, Rachael. I know they were a pain, but I love the scales!
Thanks Zach- that makes it all worthwhile :-)