Cr eate contrasts
This painting shows an adult Parasaurolophus grazing amid water lilies, while several juveniles hunt insects nearby. Modelling the behaviour on that of living birds, I imagine the scene as a crèche of young dinosaurs sticking close to the adult for safety. There are many kinds of contrasts in this painting: warm versus cool colours, and soft versus hard textures. I'm also conscious of creating a tight cluster of the faces of the little hatchlings around the tiny insect, while keeping big, empty, blurry, uncluttered spaces in the upper areas.