After the visit to Blackgang and its monstrous 'dino-eyesores' which Marc wrote about in the last post, Marc and I headed on to Shanklin Chine, whose beauty almost deserves a post of its own here, if for no other reason than that the gorge could easily serve as a Mesozoic backdrop.
The real purpose of this post, however, slight as it is, is this.
Accounting for some distortion in the photographs (ahem) and the fact that, well, it's a sand drawing completed in about five minutes, I hope readers will not upbraid the resulting shortcomings too strongly. I do have one peeve of my own, however, in that it looked much better without the dermal spines. I regretted adding those about halfway through, by which time, there was no turning back.
In hindsight, I do wonder why I hadn't instinctively drawn a sauropod or a hadrosaur. Perhaps it was out of deference to the company...
|I was a little late in capturing Marc's tyrannosaur pose, two fingered hands and all.|
I close with another gratuitous picture from the gorge. It's just too wonderful not to.