Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dinosaur Debuts (yes, plural)

Apologies for the lack of updates in the past days. In order to keep on track with the project, I have to do more coloring and less talking. Here are the next batch of dinosaurs. Enjoy!











Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dinosaur Debut: Torosaurus

Introducing Torosaurus! Not too long ago, Torosaurus lost its identity among the dinosaurs because it was believed that Torosaurus was just a mature, adult form of Triceratops. However, the appearances of the two dinosaurs, or specifically ceratopsids, showed that they are in fact different. Torosaurus is back!

A difference between Torosaurus and Triceratops is that Torosaurus had holes in its frills. Of course, these holes would not be visible if covered by skin. I thus highlighted this area with a pattern that resembles the "eyes" on a moth's wings. Instead of repelling predators, however, the bright colors may had served as a visual guide to attract mates.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dinosaur Debut: Parasaurolophus

Introducing Parasaurolophus! As suggested by its name, which means "near crested lizard," Parasaurolophus is known for having a large crest on its head. The cranial crest may had functioned as a visual guide between male and female, for increased hearing ability, and for control of body temperature. The dinosaur, or specifically hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur), could stand on two legs or all four. Like other hadrosaurs, many of which had odd skulls, Parasaurolophus is one of the most famous.

The distinctive feature is, of course, the cranial crest, which is colored red to distinguish it from the rest of the body. The hadrosaur's underside is yellow, so the warm color can complement the crest.

Dinosaur Debut: Velociraptor

Introducing Velociraptor! Made famous by the movie Jurassic Park, Velociraptor is rather small, about the size of a turkey. Disney's Dinosaur does a better representation. Like a bird, Velociraptor is feathered, which Jurassic Park finally depicted in its third installment (though the size remains large). Despite Hollywood inaccuracies, Velociraptor plays a prominent role in popular culture.

I started with a flamboyant Velociraptor, colored yellow and blue. In respect of its notoriety for being ferocious, I toned down the colors. The feathers are emphasized with different shades of brown, and the distinctive feature is its toes.

And here is the flamboyant Velociraptor:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dinosaur Debut: Albertosaurus

Introducing Albertosaurus! Although it lived in western North America, Albertosaurus is named after Alberta, Canada. It is smaller than Tyrannosaur, but that makes it no less dangerous, being one of the top predators in its region.

In honor of Albertosaurus and its association with Canada, I have chosen the color scheme to be mainly red and white as a nod to the Canadian flag. The distinctive features are the two "horns" on its head and a bit of feathers to acknowledge the idea of feathered theropods.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Welcome to The Dinosaur Poster blog!

My name is Andy, and here you will find updates on my Kickstarter project. I am working on a poster that will depict at least 50 dinosaurs (and dinosaur-era creatures). Below is a preview, with 36 creatures so far. The final poster will be colored, and its size will be 24"x36". Every support will be appreciated. Thank you for visiting!