Thursday, June 30, 2011

So this is only my second contribution, but already I'm noticing a worrying trend in my posts... They all have the theme of the destruction of mankind! And I thought I was generally a cheery person!


The breakthrough of breakthroughs!
A wonderous sight!
Wouldn't you know it?
Michael Crichton was right!

Using advanced genetics
And experimental science,
Mankind had resurrected
Nature's ancient giants.

Caught up in their own genius,
Ploughing ahead 'cause they could.
Not once did they pause
To consider if they should.

But of course! You've guessed it -
Their creations escaped!
The apocalypse is here...

Despite attempted cover-ups,
Panic quickly grew,
As the populous realised
The rumours were true!

Most species were herbivores
Which allowed some relief,
But a DNA mishap
Was to worsen Man's grief...

For vegetation no longer
Sated these beasts,
And they joined their brethren
In human meat feasts!

With so abundant a food source,
These reptiles could thrive
Whilst terrified people
Fought hard to survive.

Cities and villages -
All of them fell,
And the half-eaten corpses
Caused one hell of a smell!

Thankfully on land
The dinosaurs remained,
So this murderous outbreak
Was somewhat contained.

Of course, it was awful!
So tragic and sad!
But it's only one continent,
So it wasn't too bad!


I took the lazy way out this month and used an image I did a while ago of a plesiosaurus skeleton. Brings me back to my archaeology days :)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jurassic Wilde

I was going for a dinosaur hunter idea and cast the action gal' du jour Olivia Wilde in the role. Not sure I was very successful resemblance-wise, but it is my first attempt at drawing her.

On a completely unrelated subject, I may be watching 'House' too much haha.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Triceratops: surely the baddest vegetarians ever to walk the earth.  


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dinosaurs - Velocirapper

Hey guys it's good to part of Collective Thinking and here's my very first post. My first dinosaur pic ever too I think. Really enjoyed doing this and took a few liberties with the theme, but what the hell. It was only as I was drawing the arms that I realised they looked a little ''Westsiiiide'' and from there put on the cap, chain and thought of a name that would work and tie it all in. I know it probably looks nothing like a real Velociraptor... Anyway all done from head, no reference.
Included a process pic too. Hope you like it. G

Saturday, June 11, 2011


So I was pretty sly this month, managed to knock out a monthly post with a well over due favour for a friend of mine.  My mate does a lot of racing and he asked me before Christmas would I do some kind of dinosaur design for his racing helmet. So months n months later here it is. Sorry mate, turns out I don't have as much time as I thought I did.  At least u get the rest of the racing season out of it.

His racing helmet is white so I kept the bg white and the rest of his racing gear is red so, red felt like the right colour for the dinosaur.

Above is a test with a font and the bottom is a bigger version of the raptor for the blogs sake.  Nice and early with the monthly post this month so anything else I post will be bonus points!

This is the main graph for the helmet I should get the finished design up after a bit more work with my m8, maybe by the end of the month... I've kept him waiting long enough.

below is iteration1, on the big dinosaur head i painted in a scaly texture just to add a bit o life to it. Obviously its no longer gonna b a white helmet

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Heroes of the 21st Century

Yoda force-surfing on R2D2. This is in anticipation of the moment, later this century, when Star Wars becomes public domain and we, the people can "fix" it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Post - Dinosaurs

Hi guys I was thinking that this month we could work on this Title  "Dinosaurs" .  cause lets face it Dinosaurs are awesome.