I created this for the Illustrators Australia 9x5 exhibition 'rapture', opening this Friday. Click the image to go and vote for it (if you like it) for the 'peoples choice' award. Clicking the image will take you through to the exhibition web page where you can give it the star rating you think it deserves.
Velocirapture was done with 6B pencil and shellac on 9x5 inch plywood.
She's based on the well known dinosaur 'velociraptor', which would have actually looked a bit like this, with the obvious exceptions of the bunch of flowers and ludicrous expression.
'What's with all those crazy feathers?' you cry. 'The velociraptors on Jurassic Park didn't have those!'.
Well, it's recently been discovered that these dinosaurs had bird-like feathers. They would have looked a lot like large aggressive birds with sharp teeth and four fast running limbs ending in huge claws. Just imagine Big Bird with pointy teeth. Kinda scary, if you think about it.
Here's the exhibition details if you want to pop along for a look. All pieces are 9x5 inches on ply, in reference to the Heidelberg School cigar box lid exhibitions.
If you can't make it to the exhibition you can see all the other pieces on line here
and you can click on a star rating and vote for my piece 'Velocirapture' here :)