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).