“We Went and We Saw” Series

T Wrecks At the Museum of Natural History
Alternative title: Escape from Creationism!
Digital painting
Approx 24 w by 13 inches h
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And yes that’s H.o.p. Artist and fledgling animator. My pride and joy. Who has taken to calling me “stupid head” the past week whenever he disagrees with me.

To give you an idea of how I do things.

We were at the museum and ah I got the idea for the painting.

I had taken this picture of Hop–which is what gave me the idea.

I took this picture of a mural at Fernbank with the two T Rexes facing off.

Cropped and put together the two images to use as a reference. Did the painting in Photoshop. Altered a few things in the Fernbank mural along the way (actually altered a lot but you can’t tell it). Opted to leave H.o.p.’s fingers blurry for sense of motion. The artist who did the mural at Fernbank used images I’ve seen elsewhere for a reference but I can’t place where. But I know because I remember seeing a number of them (we have tons of dino books).

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

6 thoughts on ““We Went and We Saw” Series”

  1. I snagged these two with what looks to be a Terrorsaurus Wrecks, in the making.

    No, really. He’s cute and everything? But he looks like Trouble! You are going to have your hands full, Stupid Head. 🙂

    Lol! I can’t wait to meet you guys. We’ll order in. Garlic chicken or something. Maybe they’ll have Moo Goo Raptor Pan, for the kid. Rowrrrr!

  2. Trouble in the making? He’s as much trouble as he is sweet, and that’s a lot of sweet. I like to think that despite an independent streak a mile wide, his sometimes way too big mouth and his refusal to go with the crowd on anything (two makes for a crowd in his book), our salvation will be that he has a temperment that looks three times before he tests his toe in the water. So I hope this helps as far as the crazy things teens do–he doesn’t like to get hurt, he hates it. But I do anticipate trouble in the romance department. Fortunately, thus far he likes his friends sweet and thoughtful-imaginative. Though we’ve observed he likes girls who are complimentary and bossy, telling him everything to do so that he can oblige them around with a doting smile. To a point. He doesn’t like it if they take one of his pens (he has a preferred type he draws with) and will look forever for a pen they can use that isn’t one of his drawing pens.

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