Painting With Coffee

I’ve recently taken to trying a new medium with painting: espresso. Turns out you can use it like watercolor paint. Along with it being the elixir of life, now it can be used to capture scenes from life. Here are two of my more recent projects, with both of the originals going to a goodContinue reading “Painting With Coffee”

Paleo-Art in Progress: Spinosaurus Part 2

Now I can show the entire process, step-by-step, for how the Spinosaurus painting came to be, from preliminary sketch to the finished artwork. A scan of the painting is at the end. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Concept Art for “The Wolfglen Legacy”

I’ve been catching myself doing more art involved with The Wolfglen Legacy than actually writing it. I’m going to make myself write more than draw, but at least I can share what’s been done so far.

Paleo-Art in Progress: Spinosaurus, Part 1

I have been continuing to practice my skills in paleo-art and landscapes. Maybe someday I can get a piece on permanent display in a museum somewhere. I asked a friend to pick a dinosaur he’d like to see me paint, and he suggested Spinosaurus aegypticus. It was ideal for me to challenge myself. This creatureContinue reading “Paleo-Art in Progress: Spinosaurus, Part 1”

Is it Okay to Keep Scaly Raptors in Jurassic World?

It’s a Velociraptor. With feathers. I regret nothing. There’s a huge difference between caring about accuracy (that’s good), and whining about it with an overpowering sense of entitlement (that’s bad) to see feathered dinosaurs in a movie series where the already-cloned Velociraptors have a few differences in color, but lack any plumage. I tried treating theContinue reading “Is it Okay to Keep Scaly Raptors in Jurassic World?”

Another feathered dinosaur ramble?! On Jurassic Park IV, Science, Plausible Doubt, etc.

Hey, guys. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly say anything more on why fellow paleontology geeks need to loosen up on feathered dinosaurs, I had a couple of extra thoughts to contribute (or reiterate, in some cases). I don’t want to make a huge deal out of this again, except it seems others areContinue reading “Another feathered dinosaur ramble?! On Jurassic Park IV, Science, Plausible Doubt, etc.”

Tarbosaurus Carnage: From the Optimistic Painter

Originally posted on The Optimistic Painting Blog:
It’s been a few months since I did a painting for Dave Hone’s paper on selective feeding behaviour of tyrannosaurs. When Dave first approached me I have to admit I was looking forward to painting some dinosaur carnage. Instead the paper was about a Tarbosaur delicately nipping stuff …

Visual Inspiration, Again

I took some more photos that you can use as writing prompts if you like. Just a quick little post today. I need to get back to my novel’s revisions quickly. Soon I’ll have more time for something more substantial. Hope you enjoy the pictures!  

Newest Artwork, Venus Transit

Finally managed to get some new drawings done and scanned. Hope your all enjoy them! I really love drawing, and plan to make it a habit again. Dinosaurs and plants seem to be two of the things I do okay with. ______________________________________________ And don’t forget, ladies and gentlemen: tomorrow, at 4:04 pm Mountain Time, theContinue reading “Newest Artwork, Venus Transit”

Worldbuilding — Zoology — Tyrant Dragon

I’ve made the decision to begin a new series on my blog. My fantasy series-in-progress, The Wolfglen Legacy, is going to take place in a detailed world I have been building for the last several years. And I think this would be an excellent place to start introducing my readers to bits and pieces of thatContinue reading “Worldbuilding — Zoology — Tyrant Dragon”