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I’m a T. Rex! sketches

May 26, 2009 | bookmark | 4 Comments

Back in February I was in the middle of reading Leonard Marcus’ book Golden Legacy, How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became An American Icon Along the Way when I was asked to actually illustrate a Golden Book. I jumped at the chance. This one is to be called I’m a T. Rex and it’s written by Dennis Shealy. The book is about a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex and everybody knows that I like to draw baby Tyrannosaurus Rexeses. I was giddy when I read in the contract, surrounded by all kinds of goofy legal language, this:

“The Work shall be about a cute baby dinosaur who talks about himself and his Cretaceous life.”

The sketches were completed a couple of weeks ago and I’ll be starting on the final art soon, working on it over the summer. Here is the sketch for the cover and a couple of the interior illustrations. Stay tuned for more.

I'm a T.Rex! cover sketch

sketch for "I'm a T-Rex!"

sketch for "I'm a T-Rex!"