Jurassic Park

Good Morning!

Today I'm excited to share my first illustration for Ten Paces and Draw. Ten Paces is a collaborative website that brings artists together for different illustration challenges each week. I finally got the opportunity to participate in one of the Character Redesign challenges.

This week's theme was Jurassic Park. Since I haven't seen it in years, I decided to check it out from the library for a little refresher. What a nice way to spend my Saturday afternoon!

Our challenge was to illustrate one of the main characters or one of the dinosaurs. I decided to go with the main character, Dr. Alan Grant in one of the more tender moments of the movie - when he was 'singing' to the brachiosaurus from up in the tree.

I'm still playing around with textures to bring in some depth and interest to my flat color blocking. It's fun, but it's still feeling really unnatural. I just have to find the right balance. That's why challenges like this are good for me - it gives me a reason to experiment!

Head on over to Ten Paces and Draw to see the other Jurassic Park submissions. It's pretty cool seeing everyone's different interpretations and styles!

Have a great week,