Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Old Scratch

Just in time for Halloween! This made-up species embodies more monster-like characteristics than your classic dinosaur. If the Devil himself had his own species of dinosaur, maybe this is what it would look like? This guy is so big and nasty, it could have possibly made a meal out of other predators of it's time. But who knows...it also could have survived on stale candy corn and peanut butter kisses. The Paleo world will never truly know.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sexy Red Head

Here is a drawing of the speedy Velociraptor, made a popular species by the 1993 film Jurassic Park. My version is based on several illustrations I have seen where it is slightly feathered. I thought this is a cool detail linking modern birds to dinosaurs. The raptors in Jurassic Park were much larger than the actual animal which was around the size of a turkey. The other day I saw some wild turkeys near my house and was surprised by how fast they run. I imagine it must have been quite a sight to see these things move in real life.