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That Is No Dinosaur

Montreal ComicCon gave me a chance to paint live. Something most cons don’t have the space for. I always plan on bringing painting supplies, just in case, but never had the chance. The one time I didn’t was Niagara ComicCon and I regretted that. We had space galore! Oh well.

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It was nerve wracking at first and then I just forgot I was painting live.

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The hardest part for me wasn’t really painting in front of people, but me trying to get the painting to a point where it didn’t look like shit. I worried that my current work would be judged unfairly, but you know what? With only one exception, and that guy was a dick, everyone had kind words and responses to my work in progress.

And the dick? Well, in spite of his words, the reality was I paint for a living and he doesn’t. So yeah, big words and no action.

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Cons are exhausting at the best of times. When the a/c isn’t working and the area is packed with people, they become a marathon of torture. I got the painting to a certain point and knew I’d finish it at home. And, the venue for the con worked hard to get the air moving. We really appreciated their efforts.

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Once home, it was only a matter of time to get this puppy finished.

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Lots of colour choices. Changing the background a bit. Adding and removing detail. It was all good.

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That Is No Dinosaur

24″ x 12″

Acrylic on stretched canvas.