My ISP completely sucks! >_> I have been able to use the internet for a grand total of about 4 hours over the last 5 days. >.< When my connection issues clear up, I hope to be a bit more active here. heh. But yea...I don't wanna make this too long, lest I disconnect again and be unable to finish this. So I'll see you all when my gets it's act together...
Well, here it is! Unfortunately, this is the only one I still have any record of. I also drew a bust of both Corythosaurus and Parasaurolophus, but one was given to a friend of the family who moved out of state and later passed away, while the other was given to a friend in high school who lost it. >.< But yea, this Acrocanthosaur bust was something i did in High School my Senior year, so back in 2000. Took me three days to get all the shading and everything how I wanted it, but I really like how it came out. :)
I know it looks pretty rough, but that is because the orginal was lost long ago and I had to scan a copy of it I printed out (hence the ink blot stains...the printer it was printed on wasn't the best). Drawn with a regular #2 pencil on typing paper and smear-shaded with a folded strip of yellow tablet paper (my finger was black for days when I was done. XD). I am not one of those who can draw from memory, so I used a picture reference for this. Original picture was done by an unknown artist and published in issue 38 of a magazine series called Dinosaur! in 1993, put out by Atlas Editions Partworks. For some reason, they stopped publishing the art credits at issue 12...
This was an educational paleo-series which is, sadly, very difficult to find nowadays. I have the entire series though, from 1 - 103, all in the custom cardboard binders they were shipped with. This series covered every dinosaur known at the time, and had many fun little stories and quiz-like games to teach people all the little intricacies and differences of the very diverse group of extinct animals known collectively as "Dinosaurs."
EDIT: I can't figure out to get the blasted thing to not cut the image in half. >.< Just click on it and it will bring up the whole image.
Ok! So I have a blog now. o.O Never done one of these before, seriously. Heh. I guess I should start by telling anyone who happens upon this a bit about the writer, no?
Well, I'm 27 years old, currently living in Plantersville, Texas with my mom and dad. Yes, I know, "27 and still living at home?!" Think what you will, but I will spare you the boring details. Maybe if you ask later, I'll try to explain the series of events that lead me to my current.....'situation.' >_> Moving on!
I am about 6 feet tall...dirty blonde hair (quite messy when it grows out, though I do try to keep it buzzed short), blue eyes. Fascination with dinosaurs and a collecting tendency that borders on a disorder. *laughs* Shells, books, insects...and other, more odd ends. :3 I am quite proud of my collection of Dinosaur-related things, which includes a hand-painted and stand-mounted model (complete with name-plate) of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that I paid 100$ for a few years back at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and an original hard-back and autographed copy of Stephen Kellog's book Prehistoric Pinkerton, from when I was in Elementary School. I've been fascinated with Dinosaurs since I was about 6, so I have been collecting for a while. ^.^;;
If you haven't been able to tell yet, I have sort of been drawn into the whole 'internet chat smilie' thing. Heh...Everything from the usual ':P' and ':)' to the not-so-common '^._.^' which I have taken to using quite often. :3 I actually came up with that one as a smiling sauropod face, which both shows how addicted to dinosaurs I am and how sad I can be. *laughs*
I love laughing and making people laugh, so I tend to tell a lot of bad jokes and puns. :P I come across as a very silly personality a lot of the time, but when I have need, I can have a serious discussion with the best of them (though if they become too heated, I am prone to trying to ease the tension with the odd, somtimes poorly-placed, joke. heh).
I guess you know why I called my blog "Long-Winded One" now, huh? :P I tend to ramble about things, especially when typing. But usually, I try not to repeat. That is just annoying. o.o'
Anyhow! That is me! If you wanna know anything I left out, just ask. I'm not shy (not on the internet, anyway. XD)!