Thursday, 22 September 2011


Fuzzy, hyper-tailed Leaellynasaura amicagraphica.

Carbon pencils and white Conté on Daler Rowney recycled paper.

Hypsilophodontids simply don't get enough attention. And I'm rather in love with this little polar dinosaur. Even its name is beautiful -- and that includes the species name. I urge you to say it aloud a few times: Leaellynasaura amicagraphica.

On the perhaps not too remote chance that there are readers of this blog with a passing interest in dinosaur toys and models, there is even a review of this dinosaur in toy form by yours truly (such is my fondness for it, you see) over at the Dinosaur Toy Blog.

I do not know what has happened to the formatting of this post.  The text refuses to be centred, in spite of appearing so whilst I was writing.  Blogger still confuses me...


  1. I have thought about this before, but now it's a good time to say it out loud: I really, really love your art. Especially because it's so tiny and pretty down to the almost microscopic details. I enjoy drawing small, detailed things myself, but can't get even close to your skills.

    And Leaellynasaura has an awesome tail.

  2. I've had a continuing affair with Leaellynasaura for decades, but haven't gotten around to making a new version based on the latest info.
    Yours is gorgeous, and truly looks like a cold weather animal.

  3. Thank you, Matt! How could one not love this dinosaur? I'd love to see your new version when you get to complete it. I'd been thinking of drawing a pair for a Christmas card, though I'm not sure if I'll actually manage it...