Andy Council has created a fair few dinosaurs in his time – made up of various towns and cities. His most recent, based on the Crouch End area of north London, is his most detailed yet. 

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Commissioned by a Crouch End resident, Andy toured the area looking at the local sights before creating the beast. Using The Crouch End Dinosaur as an example, Andy explains how he uses colour to create balance and add depth to pieces, and how simple layers of shade are used to add weight and definition. These techniques can be applied to any hand-drawn line work.

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Time to complete

3 weeks


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