When I was brainstorming ideas I remembered that he loves the local natural history museum in Regina and has visited the best Dinosaur museum (and my personal favourite), The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. I was nervous to try this out as I have never drawn, let alone painted, a dinosaur before. I did online research and found a few good references for a T-Rex's shape and colouring.
I thoroughly surprised myself with how well the initial sketch turned out. From there I knew I could produce a piece that looked good enough to mail to my nephew.
|Background colour finished|
Another thing that surprised me was that I remembered to stop and take pictures of the process. I rarely remember to do this.
|Dinosaur colouring finished|
Nearly forgot to take a picture after I was finished painting the T-Rex but caught myself after a few lines of the outline were finished. It was late in the evening so I was a little tired and (extra) forgetful.
It turned out better than I thought it would and I hope he'll hang it on his wall and enjoy it for years to come.
Coming next will be fishing and nautical themed paintings for my parents. Just putting the finishing touches on those.