“If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
– Ivan Turgenev
Kernel-dactyl-saurus – Watercolor and Prismacolor Fine Art Pen
It wouldn’t surprise me if you have never seen a kernel-dactyl-saurus. They are extinct, after all. I’m afraid this species was one of the first to disappear, since they were extremely gentle in nature. Not to mention… they look like food!
Kernel is the word this week for Illustration Friday. It just made sense that I include the kernel-dactyl-saurus, so that you could see what a kindly looking beast they were. I had an amazing time doing this painting!
About Ivan Turgenev
Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, celebrated for his dark, realistic novels about Russian life, is best known for the novel Fathers and Sons, about the conflicting ideologies between generations. He was born in 1818 to a wealthy Russian family. He and his brother were raised by an abusive mother who was rumored to have smothered one of her serfs. He rose to fame with A Sportsman’s Sketches, which may have influenced the Tsar to free the serfs. He died in France in 1883.