He/she (it’s hard to tell from this distance) is gazing glassy-eyed over their shoulder, waving warmly at some unseen character. Exactly whom that may be, none can really say for sure; a fellow dinosaur, a small child, or perhaps Dr. Alan Grant? We just don’t know.
“This is a side of raptors we rarely see in the media. Despite their scary claws and teeth and tendency to use their vast intelligence to hunt prey far larger than themselves as a pack, I like to think they also had a strong social responsibility and community spirit. Hopefully this comes across” - Ben, Illustrator
Drawn from scratch in photoshop.
A couple of friends asked me if I’d draw something (they were drinking at the time) for the nursery of their gorgeous new baby daughter, Daisy.
This is what she is now stuck with until she’s old enough to speak and asks for that weird looking bee picture to be removed from her room. They grow up so fast…
I was very humbled to be asked to do this one.
This is Diego. As you can hopefully see, he is a horse. Specifically my girlfriend’s horse, and this was drawn for her birthday as a cheap alternative to an actual gift. She informs me that I’m not allowed to sell this as to do so would diminish the value of said gift. Instead you’ll just have to look at him like this.
As horses go, Diego is a good one, although, he is timid and suffers many allergies (see his wide-eyed, wary gaze). This piece not only features Diego (aka Digs) himself, but also a lovely orange carrot, which I’m told is a popular snack among horses.
“I personally love the suspense in this piece. Will he eat the carrot, will he not? It captures a moment in time. A moment of conflict, of doubt. I like to let the viewer make up their own mind as to the decision Digs arrives at.” - Ben, Illustrator
This was drawn originally for a t-shirt for my brother as he likes bears. He is saying ‘brilliant’ in a sort of sarcastic, pithy way, as bears so often do.
Brilliant Bear is soon to be available as a framed print. Check back in later and visit the the shop section to order him for yourself or a liked someone.
This falcon will not be pissed about. Look at that expression. This bird has seen some sh*t.
You look at him, ask “how are you falcon?”. Silence… then he answers “Swoop.” And so he does, majestically in fact, off into the sunset, leaving you stood there wondering whether you yourself could ever be half as darned cool as that bird.
The answer is no of course, but head over to the shop and order a Swoop Bird t-shirt and you’ll be heading in the right direction.
T-rex had famously tiny arms. This was a constant source of frustration for them during the later Cretaceous period as it hindered them in all manner of jobs, sports and pastimes. One of these of course being basketball.
Artists impression of the Joker and Harley if they were originally form Yorkshire.
(This one, I feel, has only niche regional appeal. Apologies to those not well versed in DC lore or originally from England. Apologies also to the Yorkshians for propagating such obvious stereotypes.)
This bear is relaxing in front of a lovely campfire deep in a forest somewhere in North America or Germany or somewhere like that. Bears can’t light fires themselves (luckily for us…) so one can only assume that this bear has either scared off or eaten the camp’s previous occupants. Anyway, look how fluffy she looks! Aww!