Last night was our weekly #FridayDrinkAndDraw on twitter. We went with the theme of Dinosaurs. It was kind of a lean week, people had plans, distractions or, in my case, were just exhausted.
Now I like dinosaurs, so I wasn’t going to NOT do something. Then I remembered a thing I joked about years ago, and just never drew and eventually forgot about.
Tyrannosaurus Rex with shoulder mounted Great White sharks (that shoot lasers):
I rather enjoyed doing this and want to rework it and do it again a little cleaner. I also worked with a larger brush than normal. I generally use a 0 and I used a 2 on this drawing. I kind of liked it, even though it made for some iffy lines here and there (also, it was #FridayDrinkAndDraw, so that may have had more to do with the iffy-ness of some lines…).
I’m actually thinking of reworking it some and making it my next print.
I haven’t been posting lot’s lately because I’ve been busy. I have a couple really cool things to tell everybody about real soon though!
I want to close out with a nod to Jean “Moebius” Giraud. A consistent source of inspiration and an amazing, unique and just giant of an illustrator. Even if you never read a comic book, never looked at the magazine Heavy Metal, or just couldn’t give a shit about art in general. You still most likely enjoyed his work on a number of movies that owe a lot to him for their look and feel. He passed away this weekend and while it is a bummer, he left behind a long wonderful life of work with lives all their own. He will continue to be a major source of inspiration and wonder for lifetimes to come.
Ralph McQuarrie last weekend and Giraud this weekend. A minutes silence followed by some games with laser shooting sharks…..I think they would approve.
Yeah, I’m pretty tame on deaths of people I dont actually know and stuff in general. It has been a pretty staggering flow of comic deaths lately though.
Moebius has been such a huge influence and constantly amazing artist, I have to bow my head for a sec.
I would lime to think that there is no better way to honor them than with a game involving sharks and lasers and dinosaurs!