Year of the rat? Nah! 2020 is the year of the dinosaur for Rochdale. From 10th February to 28th June, the town centre will become home to the Natural History Museum’s most famous dinosaur – Dippy.
The visit marks the penultimate (fossilised) leg in the dinosaur’s two year tour around the UK and with it comes plenty of things to see and do around the town centre.
Dinosaur fever has been spreading in Rochdale since the tour’s announcement. In the couple of months leading up to Dippy’s arrival, the excitement and anticipation in the air has been tangible. So much so that even my doodles have caught the bug.
Dinosaurs in Rochdale is a series of pen and ink drawings of popular town centre spots being visited by some very recognisable and iconic dinosaurs. Gracie and the Triceratops, and Diplodocus in the River Roche are the first two pieces in the series.
The main influence to my work is the environment around me. Input my surroundings, output a drawing. A friend once described me as a human inkjet printer which I thought was a fair comparison. With this in mind, you can see how it was only really a matter of time before dinosaurs started making an appearance in my creations.
I will be creating more Dinosaurs in Rochdale drawings over the next few months. Follow me on Instagram to see my new dino doodles as they’re finished.