T-Rex Treks is a digital drawing I have been working on for a few months... never being happy with the colours, it's seen development through several changes (an older colour scheme is currently being shown in Lungs Project publication and can be seen here).
BUT having had the deadline of an art sale recently, I decided to crack on with getting closer to being somewhat satisfied... cue two finished drawings: T-Rex Treks I and II.
These drawings are part of the series of images I have taken to calling 'Distant Lands'. But here storytelling has begun to play a role in the drawings; a type of storytelling remaining whimsical in it's nature, but hinting more specifically at an occurrence, while also for the first time being suggestive of a time period.
Through comparing colour samples, a decision was made to produce two versions of T-Rex Treks, each holding different moods, and with that came the development of an event. T-Rex II was the first drawing; a meteor racing through the sky as the T-Rex leaves the canvas. So I began to work with a lighter colour collection for the calm before the storm; as the T-Rex is walking into the scene (T-Rex Treks I), which incidentally creates a whole dinosaur when lined up in reverse order. This links back to a fascination of the closer, cropped details of my drawings, and how such details stand suggestive of a bigger picture; opening potential scenarios that may or may not exist outside the image (read about this in my blog post). T-Rex Treks I and II are neither single images but part of a bigger picture/story. This notion is one I intend to continue exploring further; perhaps less so through illustrative storytelling in chronological slides, but rather using compositional and aesthetic aspects to create relationships between different works. That said, it is in my future intentions to illustrate and write a children's book - watch this space.