Monday, May 25, 2015

Max's Dinosaurs Part Four: Watercolors to the MAX!

MAX by Philip A. Buck, ink & watercolor on 11.5x15.25 inch paper.
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    Hi, friends! As promised here is Part Four of my series of posts about the ink drawings & watercolors I did for Max! (Previous posts can be found here: 1, 2, & 3.) After finalizing which cartooning style I would use, mapping out the composition, & designing the characters, I pencilled & inked the final illustration (below.)


    The title letters in the old School House Rock intro were a big inspiration for Max's name in stone. I also referred to the work of paleoartists such as James Gurney when determining what type of plant life was around when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.

    After everything was drawn & inked, I painted the image with Winsor & Newton watercolor paints on Strathmore watercolor paper. The following are some close up photos I took of the happy dinosaurs!










    I hope you enjoyed this quick look back at more of Max's Dinosaurs. There's still one watercolor I haven't shown you yet, so keep you eyes on this site for more dinosaur fun!  In the meantime, always feel free to follow me on TwitterInstagramTumblr, & Google+ for more frequent process photos, updates, & sales on my products & art! Until next time, God bless!