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Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

Prehistoric illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's submission for Illustration Friday is a blast from the past.  I did this back in 2003 while I was a student at RISD, to illustrate a children's story idea I had floating around in my head. Fortunately, prehistoric animals never lose their awesomeness!

Storm Codes by Tracy Nelson Maurer and Christina Rodriguez.

I'd like to take this opportunity to announce a little book sale! Just in time for the holidays, I'm offering autographed paperback versions of the award-winning children's book I illustrated, Storm Codes, for $10.00 with FREE SHIPPING through December 31st, 2010. To purchase, go here.

Reader Comments (9)

Beautiful illustration.
December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan Carlos
Kids never get tired of dinosaur stories, and this is a great illustration. Beautiful rich colors, and the sense of the child SOARING over the whole landscape on the dinosaur's head.
December 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTMartin
I remember this! Too bad your wonderfully infamous Utah raptor illustration doesn't fit your "brand," because it would also be an excellent fit for this week's theme. Sigh. I'll refer to my memories instead, and enjoy this little beauty as well!
December 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChandler
Oh, I'd post it, Chandler, but I'm afraid I don't have any copies of it anywhere! The CD that I kept the image on got corrupted in storage. I lost quite a bit of student work that way.

If I can find a printed reproduction somewhere (I might have one), I'll see if I can scan a decent image from it.
December 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterChristina Rodriguez
Yeah! I remember when you made the dino illustration. You're right, prehistoric animals never do lose their awesomeness. It's good to see it again.
December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Johanson
Wow, I love the space and size this illustration gives.
December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAriane
Great work Christina!
December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan Carlos Federico
Hey Christina. The new site looks great! I hope all is well.
December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirk
Both of those covers are wonderful. Wish I knew young children. Mine are grown and no grandkids in sight.
December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Ginger

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