Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Painting Cards: Part 2

In my first post about the cards I have been painting I mentioned that there would be several more on the way. My next one is a dinosaur for my nephew's 5th birthday.

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.

Pencil Sketch

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.

Finished! ROAR!

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.



  1. Wow, thanks Michelle!

  2. That's so sweet! I'm sure he will love it!

  3. He's awesome...can I right click on the photo and put it with my collection of cool things?

  4. It was a huge hit. In a picture frame on his bedside table now after spending the first night beside him on a pillow!


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