Birthday Art Challenge 2018 - Eurosaurs

The Short Story: Draw dinosaurs from various european countries

The Long Story: I'm a grown-up - to some extent. I have all of the things that I need, most of the things that I want, and really quite a lot of things that I neither need nor want. So for my last 8 birthdays I've asked people to draw me things as a birthday present.

So: If (see end note) you’re the sort of person who:
- might send me a card and you think this is a nice idea, or
- wouldn’t send me a card but this sounds like fun, or
- who doesn’t know me but likes to draw things…

… then draw a picture! It’ll be fun for you and enjoyable for me (and everyone else), and super cheap. I've set a theme each year, and this year the theme is:


To clarify - there are loads of dinosaurs that actually lived in places that are now part of Europe. I don't mean do a picture of Neovenator salerii. I mean pictures of dinosaurs as they might be as (gentle) stereotypes of european countries. A brontosaur in a beret smoking a gauloise. A triceratops slicing a pizza. A composognathus in a top hat with an umbrella. A swiss cuckoo clock where a velociraptor pops out.

(As always, drawings on previous themes - or indeed any cool theme - are also appreciated, so dancing portuguese robot houses, postboxes crossed with dinosaurs, hyper-intelligent shades of the colour blue from the greek flag, retired french space krakens, lindy-hopping polish caterpillers, et cetera et cetera et cetera).

For inspiration here are links to the last 8 galleries:

2010: Dinosaurs and Cephalopods in Formal Wear:

2011: DANCE-BOT 5000:

2012: Monsters in their Dotage:

2013: Party Bugs!:

2014: A Hitchhiking Birthday:

2015: Super-Dinos!:

2016: Things with Faces:

2017: Tiny-o-saurs:

END NOTE: The "if" up there is emphasised exactly because I'm usually pretty happy on my birthday anyway, so if you can read this you should not feel obliged in any way - just if you feel like it and think you'd enjoy drawing something dinosaur-related, I'd be delighted to see the results! Don't feel that artistic skill is necessary - I'm terrible at drawing myself, and also don't feel you need to know me: I've had some excellent pictures from people I've never met. (and if you do know me, feel free to share this with people who don't but who might enjoy it).


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