Dino-Mite! for fellow viewers of TV Land. . .
O N W O O D — Creating visual pieces as I do on flat wooden boards, it wasn't a stretch to go 3D. I like to create unique looks on furniture also. Created for a friend's young son, this is a distinctly dinosaur themed 6 drawer dresser. This is a photo of the piece very close to being finished. You'll notice I worked in my patchwork painting style, along with scanned printouts of various dinosaur renderings I found. I'm especially happy with the way the 'skin' turned out. I found a very closeup photograph of some reptile skin, and enlarged it to wrap around the drawer surrounds and add a great look to the piece. Gold leaf paint was used on the drawer pulls and the entire piece received several clearcoats of polyurethane for durability and strength.