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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38 thoughts on “D Is For Dinosaur

  1. love the dinosaur vivid green and his sharp sharp teeth! wonderful mini narrative on the T rex Charlie 🙂 and, I can envision him with broad wings and shooting scarlet flames of fire!

      1. you’re welcome! don’t mind me Charlie! that was just my wild, imagination running rampant ….again. I agree, there’s not enough time to do it all. Or do ‘enough’ for that matter. lol

  2. Fabulous! It looks fierce unlike the other Rex you did not too long ago.. 😊 I love that green, by the way. And the shading is just awesome!! I would love an elephant for E!!

  3. Awesome T-Rex! <3 Of course, scientists are now finding out that he's not really as kingly as once thought. They now think he's a scavenger who can only top out at 5 MPH, which means an average fit human being can outrun him. Still, those these and claws are kinda scary! 😉

  4. It’s Rex’s rather more intimidating friend! That’s an absolutely stunning dinosaur doodlewash, Charlie… I let out a gasp of awe when I saw it. I think you need to find a way to do more dinosaurs in the future!

    E is for Easter egg. Evergreen. Eclairs. Empire State Building. Earth.

    1. Thanks Jacob!! I really enjoyed doing this one, but had to add more color than usual because I was getting tired of brownish things. Hehe 😊 Eclairs…every time someone mentions food I can’t seem to think of anything else. Lol But I’ve yet to include any in this set. I’m sort of into animals lately. We’ll see if it keeps up.

  5. ‘Roar’……or does he ‘tweet’?? That is the question, he would look small up against the titanosaurus. Now ‘E’ is for expensive elegant enormous enriched emerald earrings. Great dino choice, I am pretty fond of these giants living on the uk Jurassic coast, I have hoards of fossilised sharks teeth, it makes for an exciting dog walk, I always set a target not to leave until I find at least five. Although my fav is the megladon tooth, bought from a show ( we didn’t have them swimming our shores- at least there is no fossil evidence found to date).

          1. Totally agree….. I once went looking for mammoth teeth on the Isle of Wight, had to give up after being chased by swans, they were blocking the path, which was the only way down to the area. Sadly never been back….scared for life!! Lol

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