• Painting the "Reaper of Death"

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    This dinosaur is called Thanatotheristes , which means “reaper of death.” Before launching into the finished painting I try out various background treatments on a small preliminary sketch-the sketch in the upper left of the array of four color sketches below. The sketch lets me try out color combinations before launching into the finished painting. By the time I'm ready to start the final, I feel more confident about my color choices.
    Here's the page in the next issue of Ranger Rick. I left that arbitrary dark shape for a background to the type.
    And here's a new video that takes you behind...
    Read more ...