Critter of the Week: Camptosaurus

Meet Copper & Daisy. These gentle giants are always happy to meet new friends.  They love being part of the group.

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Copper is a strapping young bull, and never leaves the side of his lovely lady.  He’s very much the gentleman with her, and any friend who joins the herd.  Just keep a close eye on your pockets if you have treats!

You can’t hear him, since it’s a picture of course, but Copper is chirping to Daisy.  He’s found a good patch of something tasty, and he’s telling her to follow him.  Many dinos could probably make a lot of noise without ever opening their mouths, like the gurgly hum Copper is making here.  But you can see his lovely red throat all blown up like a bullfrog. 🙂

I imagine him sounding a lot like this…


Making progress…

I’ve got a tiny buffer going, yay!  It’s taking a little more determination and stick-to-it-iveness (I’m sure I’ve heard that term used before) than I’m used to, but you’ll be seeing this post a week after I write it. 😀

You have to celebrate the tiny wins as much as the big ones, y’know. 🙂

Baby steps will still get you up the stairs. It just takes a lot of concentration, looking back to see how far you’ve come, and looking up to the top to keep moving forward.

A little lesson I learned from watching my little Sammysaurus crawl up the steps, learn to walk, and all the many challenges of being one year old. 🙂

And why is a buffer good for you?  It means I can focus more time on the actual book!  As a full-time mom, I have to manage my time carefully, so any way I can help streamline the blog here makes sure I have time for the book. 🙂


Coming Next Week…

A shy giant who just wants some greens and a big hug. 🙂

Share your guess in the comments! He’s one of the critters over on the critter page. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Critter of the Week: Camptosaurus

  1. Ooh, I wasn’t expecting a whole new picture for them! It’s much easier to tell which one’s which now. 🙂 Besides coloration and stuff (I like the markings, by the way), did you make any major changes?

    Is the next one…Elmer? I think that’s her name, anyway. :’3


    1. Hi Brownie, I’m glad you like them. 🙂 They really needed an update, since my style has changed so much since I first drew them. Now they look more like part of the group. 😀

      They like fitting in. 😛

      I made a few changes so that the illustrations matched their personalities better. The earlier version was too close to Scott Hartman’s skeletal as well, so I changed their positions so it’s not a copy.

      Gotta keep proper credit where it’s due 🙂

      Good guess! 🙂 we’ll finally have a proper picture of him next week. He’s so pleased that you thought of him, you get a special Elmer nuzzle. 🙂


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