This is a Stegasaurus type beastie made up of cactus plants. It is all painted with spraypaint except for the little spikes, which I did with brush. He is quite a happy, if a little stupid dino as his brain is only the size of a walnut! He has blossom for eyes and horn nose.
Here's the sketch I worked from...
Painted on the wall of the Emporium in Bristol as part of the ‘Stokes Croft Herbarium’ exhibition which mingles together plant specimens with works of art that draw their influence from the plant kingdom -creating the impression of a botanical garden/art gallery hybrid.
Featuring artwork by: Andy Council Chris 'Cavetroll' Drury Evie Wonder Nicky Cornwell Tim Floyd
Exhibition opening times:
11am-6pm daily from 11th-18th April.
(Good) Friday 10th April: Opening night -7pm-9pm
There was home-made nettle beer, a box or two of plonk and a bit of music at the exhibition's preview, which was jolly good fun.
Thinking of doing some more spraypaint pieces along the same lines too. Perhaps something like this Triceratops...
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.