Painting a Dinosaur
The MadPonies way

1. Starting from black primer, the lower half is done in a medium cork brown.

2. The same areas are gone over with a thinnish coat, fairly fast and not paying too much attention to complete coverage. This is not really a drybrush technique, but the effect is similar in smaller areas. The wetness and thinness of the coats makes this fast, and still gives some layering and texture at the same time. Coat #2 is the color from #1 with more yellowish sand colors added.

3. a mix of the #2 with a lot of off-white added, and a more drybrush-like technique to get some skin texture jumping out.

4. dark-medium green applied everywhere else.

5. Using the same technique as #2, we now add light green to the medium green.

6. Same as above but now more light green.

7. Same as #6 but all light green.

8. Now add some lime-green to the light green. Also I did some very light drybrusing of the offwhite from the lower areas, and intentionally brough it over the green in some spots to blur the borders a tiny bit.

9. Hit all of the green areas with more lime-green. The flutes of skin along the neck get some yellow, then yellow + off-white.

10. The highest green areas get a light brushing with the yellow. All the beige flesh gets some liberal brown ink everywhere, then more targetted in along the muscles, and under the tail etc.

11. Black mixed with black ink for splotches and stripes!

12. The black stripes get lightly highlightes in the centers. The original medium green + light grey + black ink.

13. The eyes get painted white. The claws and teeth done in brown.

14. A black dot for the pupil, and the eyes are glazed with TCR. Teeth and claws get brown + ivory, then pure ivory, then brown ink.

All set, now it's time to go steal eggs from smaller reptiles, and snack on the weak. Rooooaaaaarrr!