Now, I should definitely point out that these were drawn completely freehand, which in Niroot's case is pretty damn remarkable. Sure, he took it home to finish off, but it was started in a pub near Oxford Circus (see below). If you're having a hard time reading Niroot's writing, which is sufficiently beautiful to drive grown men to weep uncontrollably in public (now that was quite an evening), then allow me to transcribe:
Many congratulations on winning the LITC All Yesterdays contest. Thank you so much for your beautiful entry. Enjoy this fantastic book!
With very best wishes from the Chasmosaurs Team.
(It was inevitable that Marc chose to draw a theropod and I a hadrosaur).
Meanwhile, the smeared mess on the opposite side reads as follows:
Andrew,Andrew received the book only recently, hence this post only arriving now; we wouldn't want to spoil anything. Happily, it only had a few jacket scuffs from where I had kept it stacked in a pile of all the rubbish I buy to review on this blog. Hearty congratulations to him again for producing the winning piece! Oh, and there will be a new Vintage Dino Art post in the next few days, I promise (I've been on leave). Until then, here's Andrew's bone-dropping Dsungaripterus once again.
Congratulations on your win.
I hope you enjoy the book.
Please excuse the allosaur, as I drew it in the pub.