When I was younger, I’d draw dinosaurs all the time. But I mainly focused on carnivores. I didn’t draw a lot of sauropods. So this diplodocus painting was certainly a challenge! But I was inspired by the diplodocus fossil skeleton on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Every time I visited that exhibit, I’d be impressed by the size and scope of that animal.
Here, I decided to paint the diplodocus wandering a lonely and mostly unused train yard. There are a few scavengers in the brush–mostly compsagnathus in this case. The lonely diplodocus lumbers through, looking for the large amounts of vegetation it’ll need to keep going (the local trees tremble in fear).
If you’d like a print of this piece to hang on your wall, you can find one here!