We made every attempt to make it to the James Gurney Dinotopia exhibit in Midland, Michigan over the weekend, to no avail. Managing to get there with ten minutes to closing, we couldn’t justify full price – nearly a dollar a minute. So instead of cool photos of me and Azucena standing next to Gurney’s incredible art, I’ll offer a link to his blog instead. Gurney Journey is not just a peek into the art of the creator of the Dinotopia series of books, it’s an in-depth course in art history, processes, and anatomy. Check it out!
The Mighty Magmasaurus isn’t much to look at in that first pic. This is only about twenty minutes after the last photo from the previous post.
Here it is after two days of cookin’, ready to burst forth from its incubation chamber.
The Magmasaurus escapes!
I’ve named him Stumpy.
Okay, I know it’s not a real update.
My newest dear friend Diana gave me this as a vacation parting gift and I thought I’d share it with everyone.
The directions on back read:
1. Pull rubber tab from canister.
2. Fill canister with water (must be less than 95 F).
3 When volcano stops erupting the Magmasaurus will be revealed.
4. Pour off the water and refill the canister with fresh water.
5. After 72 hours, the dinosaur will have grown to its full size.
Lookit that thing go. Come back Friday to see the Mighty Magmasaurus revealed!
My great friend (and great inspiration) John sent me his interpretation of Muffin. John does a thing he calls phony woodcuts, where he draws the subject at hand in reverse and then inverts the white to black and black to white in Photoshop. The results really do have a woodcut look to them. He even added some color to this one. Swing by John’s website and check out his work. He’s got some wonderful real woodcuts, and some beautiful micropointilism paintings that have an interesting process to them. Thanks John!
Some of you may be too young to remember, but back when Ellie was launched into space in 1972, she was super popular. Beyond super popular. She was everywhere and on everything. She even had a balloon in the Thanksgiving parade that made quite a news story back in the day. I know it’s not the season for turkey and stuffing, but I thought I’d share this clipping from the Bonne Isle Bumblebee of November 24, 1972.