Friday, April 16, 2010

Scary Dinosaurs on the Wall!

The first round of dinosaur sketches for this little 3-year-old boy were just not scary enough. I was going for cute dinos, but I guess I underestimated the bravery of this little boy!

He wanted a bunch of different dinosaurs, so his parents hired me to paint 4 vignette scenes around his room. I don't know much about dinosaurs beyond "Land of the Lost", so I had to find some good references.

He has a pretty big room, so the T-Rex almost takes up a whole wall. It IS one of the biggest dinosaurs!

His mom told him he had to stay out of the room, but he couldn't help himself from coming in and checking on my progress, telling me about dinosaurs. His knowledge was impressive!

It's good to know I made a dinosaur expert happy.


Joy said...

HA! Awesome Val! That is funny how you started the designs nice and cute and they progressed to real dinos!

Anonymous said...

Were you disappointed? Would you have rather gone with your original design? Or, did you like the way it came out with the change?

Valerie Krist said...

Nope, not disappointed :) I think if he likes the scary dinos now, that's even better because the mural will probably stay on the walls alot longer.

Brad said...

wow great dinos! your murals are great! i always wanted to try a mural.

Ben Clanton said...

These dinos are awesome! You have such a great style. I'm really glad I came across your blog.