Saturday, May 07, 2011

Parasaurolophus in Love

Parasaurolophus in Love ©2011 
Medium: Acrylic Paints

Now that the Hadrosaur Gallery has gone up on ART Evolved, I can reveill the complete parasaurolophus piece!  Be sure to visit the gallery for a metric ton of gorgeous duckbill art!

The point of this reconstruction was to keep my colour pallet to only one to two colours.  As the emotion of this piece is love, I went with the traditional red tones for the critters.  One of the biggest  challenges I have in painting is that I tend to paint with bold, almost primary colours.  A prime example is my Pterosaur family in their garish blue, orange and yellow. 

I have recently bought James Gurney's book, Colour and Light, in an effort to teach myself better colour choice.  I look forward to pouring through it when I can find the time, and hopefully you will see an evolution in my art.

Thanks for checking this piece out and if you have any critiques, please let me know in the comments section below.

4 comments:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

oh! so sweet!

that's my second fave dino!

BlacknickSculpture said...

That is a wonderful painting Peter! I especially like the scaling effect you created on the bill area.

optimisticpainter said...

Looking good!
I like your colour choices.

Gurney's 'color and light' is great by the way.

VanityofVanities said...

"if you have any critiques, please let me know in the comments section below."

The illustration is quite perfect for the title. Indeed the color red represents passion and love, so its actually very applicable color. I will not criticize this work, but I'll commend, eh. Great job!

Cheers,
Cathy@embroidery digitizing