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 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.
Lyn’s airbrush illustration can be seen in children’s books, posters, puzzles, cd covers, and educational materials. She works in all areas but specializes in the children’s market – particularly children’s books and educational textbooks.