National Draw a Dinosaur Day, observed on January 30, honours the mysticism and magic surrounding these magnificent animals that once roamed the earth. On this day, children and adults paint and draw all types of dinosaurs — cute, scary, happy, evil, etc. — while having fun.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL DRAW A DINOSAUR DAY
In 2007, on a seemingly ordinary day, a student named Todd Page was attending an anthropology class. To alleviate his boredom, he took pen to paper and, seemingly out of thin air, drew a dinosaur. It was enjoyable and stimulating to him. All of his classmates enjoyed drawing dinosaurs after he encouraged them to do so. He decided to create a day in which people could draw the most fantastical creatures that have ever inhabited our planet.
Todd Page designated January 30 as National Draw a Dinosaur Day and spread the word via social media. Since then, people across the United States and Canada draw dinosaurs and share them on social media on this day.
It is not a secret that children enjoy dinosaurs. Ask any child to do anything related to dinosaurs, and they will be ecstatic! Drawing is a productive way to captivate children. Simply draw a picture of a dinosaur and post it on various social media platforms to participate in the festivities. The photograph is not necessary, but having fun while taking it is! The goal is to encourage people, particularly children, to freely express their creativity on paper or canvas.
Over the years, children and adults have shared online their interpretations and visualisations of dinosaurs.
Therefore, on January 30, take out your pencils, wax crayons, colour pens, paintbrushes, or even your stylus and create your own version of the most mystical creature that has ever walked the Earth.
Five DINOSAURS THAT ARE ENJOYABLE TO DRAWN
The ferocious T-Rex is a favourite among children due to its ability to be transformed into an amusing creature.
Its bony and sharp features require more effort, which engages and stimulates children who enjoy drawing freehand.
This enormous herbivore appears in every bedtime story for young children, and they adore bringing their imaginations to life.
This aquatic dinosaur provides a wonderful opportunity for those who enjoy experimenting with colour to create works with turquoise, blue, and green hues.
Ideal for adults who appreciate symmetry when drawing freehand.
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