Kernel-dactyl-saurus for Illustration Friday

“If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
– Ivan Turgenev

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

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.


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    May 16, 2012 @ 05:29:00

    I bet the mean ol’ T-Rex said pass the butter! Great work…made me smile, made my day!


  2. Aaron the Ogre
    May 15, 2012 @ 20:39:51

    Lol! THis is very funny.


  3. Beth Anne Maresca
    May 15, 2012 @ 14:24:10

    Great idea for the topic! Very cool!


  4. trudy
    May 15, 2012 @ 12:40:01

    lovely illustration!!


  5. Samady Sicco Blue Lieu
    May 14, 2012 @ 13:16:51

    ah that’s pretty cool


  6. Cindy D
    May 14, 2012 @ 10:03:37

    Love it! What a great creature. It does remind me of that one dinosaur with the little plates (or something) on his back. Don’t even ask me what kind – I never had a dinosaur phase. Each little kernel is just perfectly highlighted and he’s got great spines and knee scales. And really cool little patch of land and then leaving the background white (I don’t think you do that very often!) Lovely spotted legs and elephant toes, too.


    • Beth Parker
      May 14, 2012 @ 11:12:29

      Thanks, Cindy! I had such a great time painting it! Of course, my husband questions my sanity, but I think that’s half the fun! Thanks for introducing me to Illustration Friday! 🙂


  7. just4crafters
    May 14, 2012 @ 07:28:07

    Love the bright fun colors you used in this painting!!! Love the sentiment too!!! It’s so true. Have a wonderful day! ~Sophia


  8. E. R. Stanton
    May 14, 2012 @ 06:54:37

    So clever!


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