The Building of Marmaduke

Marmaduke’s business end

Marmaduke's business end

The Building of Marmaduke – How it all began.

The business end of Marmaduke.  This is the second attempt at building his head - I will post up another picture of the original which is now sadly on the rubbish dump of history.

Marmaduke’s business end

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The Building of Marmaduke – the first attempt

The business end of Marmaduke.  This was the first attempt at building his head

The Maquette

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The Building of Marmaduke – the original small scale model made around 2005.

A small scale model of Marmaduke’s head was made with the intention of scaling him up into a far larger model which would ultimately go on display for the general public. I didn’t realise that this was not going to work at the time, but the original model still exists and is still a work of art in its own right.

Marmaduke’s Original Artwork

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The Building of Marmaduke

This is where it all began – importing an image of T Rex into Power Point, tracing that image, and then importing it into CAD for ongoing manipulation and measurement. Little did I realise at the time how much time and effort lay ahead of us before Marmaduke would begin to look like something. His head has been made twice, and so has his tail for that matter, and there have been improvements made on his toes and claws too, so it has been a constant journey of improvements and revisits to old ideas. The more you look the more you see and the more you realise how far off the mark you can be.

Marmaduke’s Original Artwork No.2

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The Building of Marmaduke – some of the artwork for his head

There were literally dozens of images used to build his head, but this was one of the many with grid lines and details shown.

Marmaduke’s Neck Vertebrae

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The Building of Marmaduke – vertebrae artwork

The incredibly complex shapes of Marmadukes neck vertebrae.  Where does one start except with a lateral and longitudinal section, a pile of photographs for reference and unbounded ambition.

Marmaduke’s Tail

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The Building of Marmaduke – tail artwork

Rough and ready - soome of the early artwork for his tail.

Marmaduke’ Inspiration

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Some inspiration along the way……..

Marmaduke’ Inspiration

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Some inspiration along the way……

Sue, the largest and most complete T Rex skeleton ever found, now displayed in the Field Museum in Chicago.

Marmaduke’s Body Parts

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Body Parts

Early days - Marmaduke's pelvis and backbone awaiting some fleshing out.

Marmaduke’s Body Parts – part of his spine

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A close up view of part of Marmaduke's spine.

Marmaduke’s skull

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Look at them big teeth!

A mouthful of big teeth!

Marmaduke’s skull

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Marmaduke’s Skull

Taking shape!

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Marmaduke’s Tail

The making of Marmadukes tail

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The making of Marmadukes tail

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The making of Marmadukes tail

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