Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Acrocanthosaur

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.


  1. Hi there! This is fantastic. I'm glad to see you jump on board with your own blog so that the rest of us can see your work:) I'm like you, I've always loved everything Prehistoric and Paleoart and have no one around me that shares my interest. That's what is so great about blogs and the online community. You'll find a lot of us paleo nuts around!

    Your work is fabulous and I can't wait to see more from you. Do you know about PT magazine? I have it linked on my blog. Plenty of dino art and great articles. Also, you can send your work in and they will usually put it in the mag.

    I hope you find your Lightwave disks:-) I'd love to see you go at it and try and model some dinosaurs. It is time consuming and frustrating at times, but is fun.

    Well, thanks so much for visiting my blog and for complimenting me on my work.

    I hope to see more from you. I'll be putting a link to your blog from mine so that other people who stop by can find you.

    Talk soon and take care!

  2. w00t! First comment! =D Thanks for droppin by Angie. :) I've found a few different paleo-communities on-line, but they all seem kinda dead. :3 I am a bit more active than most in the on-line aspect. heh. I've even caught myself visiting your blog and the Art Evolved blog 2-3 times a day to see if anything new has been posted. XD

    PT Magazine? No, I don't think I've been there yet. Something I'll have to check out. Thanks for the tip. :)

    And, oye! I found the disks, but the program no longer works. >.< Probably for the best, as it wasn't exactly a retail copy. >_> But yea, I have been looking into a few of the free 3D modellers. Actually downloaded and installed DAZ Studio 3, but then discovered it's just a 3d model posing program. >.< From there I went on to trueSpace 7.61. I think this one could work, if it wasn't written in tekmonkey. XD These things should come with dictionaries!

    Thanks for the link! :) Still have to get around to checking out all the neat blogs and websites you have up. heh. I'm such a procrastinator! >.<