There were several requests for a dragon, but I decided to doodlewash another popular request instead, a dinosaur. I’m sure if you put wings on this T-Rex he’d look very much like a dragon, but I didn’t have time to give him wings so he stayed a dinosaur. I decided to make him rather colorful as I was getting a few too many brownish things in the first few letters and I wanted to play with more colors.
Tyrannosaurus Rex means “tyrant lizard king” as this guy was one of the largest land carnivores of all time. During his heyday he and others like him lived primarily in what is now western North America. Recently, scientists have speculated that the tyrannosaurus might have had some feathers on its body. But I didn’t know where to place them so I left this one bald. Though the majority of dinosaurs suffered mass extinction, there are still “modern dinosaurs” in the form of birds. Luckily, these dinosaurs among us have shrunk to a much less terrifying size.
When the original Jurassic Park movie burst onto the screen, we got to see what it would be like to visit a park full of dinosaurs. Which was super cool! At first anyway, then everyone gets attacked and we realize that the whole thing is really just a super dumb idea. But apparently not dumb enough to try again several years later in the form of Jurassic World. But the movies were still pretty fun to watch. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Next up is E, so if you have an idea, please shout it out in the comments!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrol Red, Azo Yellow, Azo Orange and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink and second pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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