12" x 18" Dinosaur Dictionary Mixed Media Drawing
They are here!  A whole collection of vintage looking drawings of dinosaurs on a fabulous, dictionary page with the definition and a great little illustration.

I had so much fun researching and drawing these fellas( maybe some are ladies - not sure).  My youngest grandson's whole room is dinosaurs so I was inspired to create a Dino page.

Since I didn't have personal references to use for this drawing, I used a lot of children's toys to get my characters.  I knew I wanted to create the same neutral color palette I typically use in my dictionary drawings so it would have a nostalgic feel.

As always, the challenge is the layout and composition of the images around the definition and keeping the images simple.  With all the text already on the page, I can't go too far with my ink drawing or the images get too complicated to easily see.  I also love to have the text on the page show through the images.  It's fun to just explore the text on the page.  I always learn something with these old book pages.  In this case, did you know that dino means terrifying or frightening.  Well, now you do!

To purchase this piece, visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/flyingshoes  It comes in two sizes, 6" x 9" or 12" x 18".  The original is still available and will be traveling around with me to art shows this spring until it finds a good home.


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