About this cartoon...
Stomping his way through my portfolio is my cartoon stegosaurus – a gigantic prehistoric dinosaur with a row of spiny plates along his back.
Notorious for being large of body, but small in brain, I wanted to convey a cute yet dopey appearance to my cartoon stegosaurus.
So I went to work creating a deliberately oversized body to show his bulk, and coupled it with a tiny head one end and a not so fearsome set of spikes on his tail.
Although he has that spiky tail for defence, I’m not sure how well he’d stand up to my Tyrannosaurus cartoon!
This cartoon stegosaurus was created initially in pencils, before fully digitising all of the outlines. Finally, solid colours were added, along with some shades and highlights.
As most cartoon dinosaurs are coloured in greens, I decided to try out a more earthen tone, with strongly contrasting plates – I mean, no-one knows what colour they were anyway, right?