Adipose Rex

So the other day I woke up with a phrase that slapped me in the face: “Adipose Rex.” So I decided I had to draw a picture of this fat tyrannosaurus…

fat tyrannosaurus

It felt pretty good to draw for the first time in years even if it was a silly cartoon character. I used to draw quite a bit through high school but dropped off sharply when I picked up the guitar. Because of that lag, this simple little drawing actually represents a ridiculous process that took me a few evenings. I sketched out some concepts in my Moleskine (maybe I’ll share those some time…probably not) and settled on the style you see above. I scanned the page from my notebook and printed it so I had a larger image to replicate neatly on trace paper (Val has loads left over from her drafting classes in college). Finally I scanned the traced image and cleaned it up a bit in Photoshop before posting to Flickr.

Keep an eye out…I make no guarantees, but this may not be the last you see of this big guy.

5 thoughts on “Adipose Rex

  1. @Jake: You still haven’t looked up a picture of him if you think color is the only difference. Head shape, body shape, arm length, leg shape, tail shape and length. The head, particularly, is very different.You’re a pretty visual person, too, so I’m kinda surprised you think they look similar. Hey, you also stand upright, so maybe you look like Barney with a beard 🙂

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