Tuesday, February 19, 2008
In 1989 I painted this 6x12 inch concept sketch of a Roman-style race event with riders on styracosaurs.
The same year I was beginning to germinate Dinotopia as a book about a partnership of humans and intelligent dinosaurs. With that concept in mind, the sketch hit a snag. No matter how I looked at it, the sport seemed insanely reckless. So it ended up on the cutting room floor.
Tomorrow, don't miss the first of a four part series on animal characters.