Phil Wilson just illustrated two new dinosaur paintings using a combination of acrylic and airbrush. The first painting – “Dimetrodon” – was a 12 foot long reptile that pre-dated the dinosaur age and was the first predator of its time. The second painting – “Liopleurodon attacking Mosasaurs” features Liopleurodon, which is nicknamed “T-rex of the ocean” or “Sea-rex” It was a top ocean predator of the late dinosaur age and is shown attacking Mosasaurs, which was a sea-going lizard related to the modern day Komodo dragons and reached a length of 30+ feet. As usual – like the majority of his dinosaur art being used for various publishing books – Phil uses a combination of scientific fact and super realism.
There are times when an illustrator is asked to audition for a project – never a popular idea with artists – especially when there is no fee involved! Since Dora is so high profile Phil Wilson decided it was worth the opportunity. In the end he was not selected but these xerox copies of his layouts show he was certainly capable of illustrating the characters!
Phil Wilson has been creating Disney illustrations for many years including over forty books, collector plates, games, etc. These images are from one of the many books he has illustrated. If you have a Disney like project check Phil’s portfolio on our site – more images can also be seen on childrensillustrators.com
Phil Wilson is creating numerous illustrations for a new children’s book – as we all know it is always difficult for the author to come up with funding for a self publishing project. In this case the author and another family member came up with a great idea of using kickstarter.com to raise money for the book. They created a fabulous video to explain everything about the book – you can view the video at http://kck.st/RhMhAK
Two new dinosaur illustrations by Phil Wilson that depict recent discoveries from the last two years – Agustinia & Diabloceratops. Phil has currently illustrated dozens of dinosaur books in all markets and has worked with famed paleontologist – Jack Horner – on book projects and several years of Wild Outdoor Magazine. Check his portfolio for many great dino images!
Baby Santa and the Lost Letters – a delightful children’s book illustrated by Phil Wilson. Baby Santa, the youngest member of the Claus family, was introduced in a previous Christmas book that Phil also illustrated. In this story, Santa and his elves are ready to finish making presents when they discover that the mailbox is empty – the last delivery of children’s letters is lost!
Baby Santa relies on his quick wits, his winning attitude, and endless energy to solve the problem with help from remarkable animal characters around the globe. It becomes an amazing race with friends on every continent to save the holidays. Published by Greenleaf Book Group with author M. Maitland DeLand M.D., the story is a remarkable Christmas adventure for all young children. Here are a few of the illustrations that appear in the inside of the book.
Phil works in all traditional media, with acrylic and watercolor in conjunction with airbrush. His specialties are cartoon character design and scientific and nature illustration. His favorites are dinosaur art and Disney illustration. He has illustrated over 70 children’s books and his versatility has produced stunning art in all areas – advertising, puzzles, collector art plates, magazines, television, motion pictures, and more.