Friday, June 16, 2006

Something from the dingy dark bowels of my sketchbook. I apologize if it’s a little moldy and musty looking, but this drawing is over a hundred and fifty years old! I drew it during my days as a Victorian naturalist working for the British Museum of Natural History.

36 comments:

SMacLeod said...

Sweet sauce baby!!!!

ivaylo said...

Man, I'm really diggin the dinosaur series! Very original
and fresh.
You're good, Justin.. Damn good.

Alina Chau said...

LOL!! What a cooool character!! Love your dino, they just get better abd better!!

Elliot said...

150 years old is better than nothin'.

Mattias said...

the mold and must is part of the appeal I think, thanks for the comment on my blog by the way

Gregory Sesma said...

WUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!

Lee said...

cool stuff, I love the flying dude,

Dave Pryor said...

Thanks vor visiting Justin - your work is super cool! And I mean SUPER.

I'm going to add you as a link if you don't mind, love your art sensibilities!

Dave

justinpatrickparpan said...

Steven, nice to hear from you. Glad the Pixar gigs not keeping you away from the world of blogging!

Ivaylo, coming from you, that’s quite a compliment. Your works absolutely genius man!


Alina, Mattias and Lee, thanks, your words mean a lot.

Elliot, your damn right.

Greg, how’s the summer treating you pal?

Dave, sure you can add me to your links, it would be an honor. When I get around to adding some new links of my own, I’ll do the same—if that’s all right with you?

Vogel said...

Your work is very cool too, dude!

Josh Parpan said...

ohhh..that explains the smell.. and those bugs in your ears.. and the rats that nip at your flesh..
-a mystery finaly solved!

Jared Chapman said...

Wow! Your career as an artist is epic. Any chance of you posting any more of your work from the Victorian days? I really enjoy this piece. Were you working from a real model? Where were you at?

Goobeetsablog said...

Wow.

very cool.
this image works really well.

-brian

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for stopping by Vogel.

Josh, the smell and the bugs and the rats, that has nothing to do with my age. That’s just bad hygiene—a major problem I’m desperately trying to overcome!

Jared, in all seriousness, I’m working on a new project that’s produced a lot of ruff drawing work— so there’s more pencil sketches to come. As for the model, it’s from one of those famous Crystal Palace Park Iguanodon statues in Britain. (But all you Dino nerds probably knew that already.)

Goobeetsablog, nice to hear from you.

Moro Rogers said...

Oh, yeah...The ones where they thought the thumb was a horn and stuck it on his nose. Hehe. Awesome.^^

justinpatrickparpan said...

Hey Moro,

Yep, that’s the one. I heard the sculptor started construction on a couple of those same Dino’s in central Park, but never finished. They say their still buried under the park. Kind of eerie, don’t you think?

Angel said...

Sweet. What a nice work. What are you doing it in?

Jo Bling said...

Cracking stuff, Justin. Lowbrow ahoy (and I mean that in a good way as that's what some folk consider me as).

Also good to see Mars Attacks in your faves (I worked on it!)

Check out the badablingthing blog anyway buddy, would love to see you call in.

Bling!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Angel, the new post is a pencil drawing, nothing more, nothing less.

Jo Bling, checked out your blog—that’s one impressive resume you have there, and some really nice work as well. Glad you found time to drop by my neck of the woods.

Jo Bling said...

Pleasure's all mine Justin. Your work rocks, it's official. You ever want to talk about other dino-related projects we should put our amateur palaentologist heads together and rustle up a show!

Stay in touch, buddy!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Will do Mr. Bling!

Alexei Martins said...

Man...love your style!!!!
I love dinossaurs!!!!cool...
please visit my blog man...and see my style...

I'm from Brazil...

Leo Matsuda said...

Amazing dionssaur, Justin. Love the texture and the colors that you use!

Stephen said...

Wow! I remember this one! I was in the back towards the celebrity brains in jars at the time. I think you were in the terrible lizzard department.

Hans said...

Great stuff! I really dig this original style of yours. Didn't know it was that old though??!!

Hans

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the kind words Alexei.

Hey Leo, thanks for stopping by.
(Every one should check out Leo’s blog immediately! This guy is really talented!)

Hey Stephen, great to hear from you. Whats it been, 75, maybe 80 years? Wow, time really fly’s when you’re drawing dinos.

Hans--great name, awesome work on your blog. Thanks for stopping in.

Ryan said...

This is awesome, I still have the books from when I was little that has all the dinosaurs looking this way.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

blau said...

Oooohhh! I love your dinos!!

Edward Juan said...

I think I remembers eeing that sketch of yours, yes sir! It looks awesome, just as how I remembered it.

Gregory Sesma said...

Does JustinParpan Have other centuries old sketches of rarely seen animals.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Ryan and blau, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate the kind words.

Hey Edward, Yep, this sluggish gent was the finale at the end of my portfolio. I thought it screamed, "This is my work, and it's kind of funny looking!"

Gregory, I have a tone of moldy-oldie pencil drawings from the dawn of man. Maybe some time in the future I’ll share them with the world, maybe I will... (as I stroke my invincible beard)

Lubomir said...

Hey Justin, alot of interesting and unique art on here man, keep cooking!

martin wittig said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!:)

manukat said...

nice vintage look! great drawing :)

Spaceturtle said...

FAnTASTIC!!!