Friday, April 14, 2006

Spotted

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Spotted: Megamoviestaurs
These were done for the Fernbank Science Museum in Atlanta; they were playing on the popularity of Jurassic Park and wanted to portray their dinosaur displays as stars in their own right. I tried to give the T-Rex a Jack Nicholson vibe; the others were just generic glamosaurs.
Acrylics on Illustration board and Photoshop
To see a larger version, go here.

15 comments:

Piotr said...

Wow, great colors! Awesome stuff on this blog!

Erik M said...

Rick...you make it look so easy, by the way I had almost the same exact idea for the "Speed" thing, you'll have to show me how ya did it.

Kaya said...

Wow!! So freaking cool! I love what you do, neat stuff!

Jay said...

You know, when you originally did some of these (or all of them) for the Fernbank Museum way back I was still a newbie. I think it was the first time I saw your work. I said to myself, "Man, that's really good. I could have gotten that job, but I know I would not have been able to do it as well." I did not know you did them until a few years later. Were these for Jones Design?

Pati @-;-- said...

U must know by now that is not easy to avoid saying WOW! while seing ur illos.

Grrrrrreat work!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

So very cool!! Great illustration!

disappointed said...

yes, i repeat - WOW!

cool shades they have too!

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
Jay-
I'd forgotten how long ago I did this...May of '93! Yikes! It was through McCann Erickson, can't remember who the AD was.

The Unknown said...

Wow! That's freaking awesome.
love

Lou said...

You are incredible! Your work is amazing. This is so cool. I love the dinosaurs sporting shades. Great job!

carla said...

You know, Jack Nicholson is almost a dinosaur by now! Rick, this is absolutely amazing and cool...I'm so glad you posted that learge version so we can see the detail. When you do something like this in acrylic and then use photoshop, how much of the detail is done digitally? (Just curious)

Rick Lovell said...

Hey Carla! Yeah, ol' Jack is getting a bit long in the tooth just like the Rex.
The dinosaurs themselves have no digital enhancement at all; the dinosaurs were painted as individual spot illustrations on a white background in acrylics using a combination of airbrush and traditional brushes. I just assembled the scans into one piece in Photoshop and added a digital photo of clouds behind them.

Cecilia's Art said...

wouuu!!! ican say just, waouuuuu!!!

:)

Jaimie said...

amazing and beautiful and unique as always. I just love this one

Ginger*:)* said...

I love that you gave these guys sunglasses. The detail is amazing. I am not sure how you got these guys to pose so well as a group without using those toothy smiles for a little chomping. How long did this take to complete? And do you have an extra pair of 'swan' glasses. They are too cool!