This is a new hand made digital painting by Mark Young.
This started with a photograph I shot of a Pacific Coast Pelican when I was kayaking in in Redondo beach a few years ago.
When it came to me drawing the bird, I started out representing it as it is. But the urge to add teeth became too much for me. Then I just had to give it raptor claws and some feathered arms. Oh and the tail.
The nearest living Dinosaur like bird is probably the Shoebill.
Does this look like a feasible dinosaur? Let me know what you think in the comments.
I painted this one of Donald Trump this week to mark the occasion of his arraignment in court. Although I’ve never been a fan of the former President, I can’t help but feel sorry for him. So I depicted him as looking melancholic. Perhaps he’s wondering why he ever bothered?
I previously posted digital paintings in this style. But I really wanted to prove to myself that I could still paint like this in acrylics.