Turning a Bird back into a Dinosaur

This started with a photograph I shot of a Pacific Coast Pelican when I was kayaking in in Redondo beach a few years ago.

Pacific Coast Pelican

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.

Pacificus oram pellicanus

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.

Donald Trump

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?

President Trump in court this week

Acrylic Painting from start to finish.

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.

After painting the person, I added the broken umbrella as an afterthought. Adding a touch of red to the hat. I figured the painting needed a small touch of red.
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