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
The Building of Marmaduke – the first attempt
The business end of Marmaduke. This was the first attempt at building his head
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
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
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
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.
The Building of Marmaduke – tail artwork
Rough and ready - soome of the early artwork for his tail.
Some inspiration along the way……..
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
Early days - Marmaduke's pelvis and backbone awaiting some fleshing out.
Dinoman developed a passion for dinosaurs at the ripe old age of 5 when his mother gave him a book on prehistoric life. That passion developed into a love of geology and he now has three degrees in the subject. He has worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
When he isn't trying to earn a living he is writing about dinosaurs, building a half size T rex skeleton called Marmaduke, and travelling to amazing geological hotspots including the Himalayas, the Great Barrier Reef and Indonesian volcanoes.