About this cartoon...
Stomping its way through my portfolio is my cartoon stegosaurus – a gigantic prehistoric dinosaur from the late Jurassic period.
a little about Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus was the size of an elephant but had a brain the size of a walnut!
The name means ‘roofed lizard’ in reference to the two rows of bony plates that line his back.
The tail ends in four, three-foot-long spikes which were used to defend the Stegosaurus from predators.
Creating my cartoon stegosaurus
This stegosaurus was created initially in pencils, before fully digitising all of the outlines.
Solid colours were added, along with some shades and highlights.
I decided to try out a bright yellow, with strongly contrasting red plates.