Draw A Dinosaur Day is here again

by Anonymous on Jan. 29th, 2014

Early dinosaur drawing: my grade school drawing of a dinosaur was included in an exhibition this past summer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. You can load your dinosaur drawings to the Draw A Dinosaur Day website.
Early dinosaur drawing: my grade school drawing of a dinosaur was included in an exhibition this past summer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. You can load your dinosaur drawings to the Draw A Dinosaur Day website.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Once again it's time for Draw A Dinosaur Day.

Each year, on January 30th, anyone and everyone who loves dinosaurs is invited to draw a picture of their favorite and upload it to the official Draw A Dinosaur Day site. This is the 8th year for the annual event, and as I've boasted proudly before, it's also my birthday which I think is really great - and apropo - because like millions of other kids, I drew lots of dinosaur pictures in my younger years.

My drawing skills never really blossomed but I've enjoyed collecting vintage dinosaur artwork and paleontology illustrations done by others. Last summer, I had the good fortune of having some of my paleo-art collection put on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of a collectors exhibition. What was really cool is that the curators included some of my grade school drawings of dinosaurs, including the one pictured here. So, grab your favorite drawing instrument, sketch out a picture of your favorite dinosaur, upload it to the site, and share it with the rest of the dinosaur renderers in the world. Remember, it's all for fun. Besides the official website, you can also view work done by other contributors on Flickr.

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Draw A Dinosaur Day

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

You guys, I think I nailed it. http://drawadinosaurday.tumblr.com/post/75069496576/i-think-i-did-a-real...

PS—"Happy birthday, sucker"?

posted on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:32pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Sickening yet awesome.

posted on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:13pm

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