Friday, February 15, 2008

Illustration Friday - Theory

What did happen to the dinosaurs? I like Gary Larson's theory that they were done in by cigarettes. A more popular theory is that they were wiped out by a giant asteroid. I'd like to think ol' T-Rex enjoyed the light show before he went extinct.

This illustration is 100% digital. I used a Wacom tablet with Photoshop. Once again I challenged myself to bring an illustration from concept to completion in short order - this took 3.5 hours.

At first I thought this was funny - but now I find it kind of disturbing. Poor T-Rex; he looks so happy...

22 comments:

JOHN B. WATSON said...
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Bron Smith said...

Great idea. Very well drawn and executed. I like your style.

Michelle Henninger said...

Very cool take on the theme! I love the perspective of the dinosaur watching the impending crash. Nicely done.

Mrs. Chili said...

I don't find it disturbing at all, Robert. As a matter of fact, I started grinning as soon as the image loaded.

I LOVE the cricket, by the way. Or is it a cockroach???

Faruffa said...

Lovely!
The idea of the great dinosaur near the small cricket is very beautiful.

Rui Sousa said...

Hi, great work you have here, really great!

Fourborne said...

Beautiful.

Emila Yusof said...

So cute! Great work with wacom and ps, love that cricket!

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Hey buddy, great illo! I like your use of the digital color(how'd you do that?) It looks painterly and really evokes a nice mood. The composition is very effective and the characters are adorable (especailly the cockroach:) Good job!

Dot said...

poor guy! i love the idea.

elizabeth said...

As dangerous as it ultimately is, the meteor is just gorgeous. Nice work!

elizabeth said...

Oops, asteroid. Either way, lovely!!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Terrific work, and you made me miss the genius of Gary Larson!!!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

BTW, we still have blue whales, which are far bigger than dinosaurs! The water must keep dousing their cigarettes!

andi butler said...

well, he didn't know what was coming, and died happy! beautiful work, as always Robert!

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Bobo Cat said...

another gorgeous dinosaur illo.

m.scott said...

Who doesn't love dinosaurs? I really like your work

BEER said...

Very cute idea and good work on this. I like to think he had some fun before the end. :)

Gina Perry said...

I like the dark humor of it. The cockroach was a brilliant touch. If we could see his face, I'm guessing it would carry a sly grin - he knows cockroaches will survive!

delaverobum said...

Poor T-Rex OOOhhh It´s so sweet!

Bee said...

Wonderful, but so sad!