Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This is a cool bit by the folks at The Great Big Story! Check it out!

Golden eagle. Modern Dinosaur.

Feathers are being found to belong on more and more dinosaurs. This illustration allowed me to play a bit with lots of different types of feathers.

New Year holiday break in the art studio. Styracosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Stegosaurus. Playing with thin washes that allow for the pencil under-drawing to show.

Been working as much as possible in the studio. These are some acrylic on canvas board pieces from last week.

Jurassic paint

This was finished for a museum publication. the original is 3' x 4' acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

So it has been a while. I have been involved in two great projects over the last year that have kept me from posting much by way of new art.
One of those projects is my coloring book "Dynasty of Dinosaurs" which was penned by Jason P. Schein. You can find it here,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932926429?keywords=dynasty%20of%20dinosaurs&qid=1445876875&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

The other is a young audiences roll playing book that I will post more about soon.

In the time between projects some other paleo art has happened in my studio and I will share some of that here. Both are 2 feet by three feet and done in acrylic paint on canvas.

Enjoy.

Cheers,


 

Monday, April 6, 2015

More dinosaurs from the studio.



I have been playing with the size of paintings and levels of detail. The image on the bottom is huge and when complete very detailed. The second one is a bit loos and much smaller where the first is a bit of a happy mix of detail and smaller size. The two smaller where nice projects that could easily be done on my desk. The large one has taken quite a bit of time and has needed to be done mostly vertical. They are all acrylic but the larger one is on illustration board.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A smidge more art. Dragon, dinosaurs and a bug for fun.



These are all acrylic paint on canvas board. the photos are from my phone sooo the color ma be a bit off. It is nice to step away from your comfort zone when painting. Bugs have always amazed me in their structural beauty and complexity. Painting them is amazingly fun and challenging.
The internet has loads of photos to use for reference but getting outside and finding a subject is the best!!!
The snow is melting. go outside and take your sketch book with you.

Cheers,
~JP