My name is Teo Zirinis, aka HandsOffMyDinosaur. I’m a 35-year-old illustrator from Athens, Greece that loves to create quirky, out-of-the-box cartoons.
Animals have been a great source of inspiration for many of my works. Whether it’s through puns or visual jokes, I’ve always enjoyed placing them in funny situations or daily scenarios that we can all relate to.
Here is a collection of some of my favorites that I’ve made over the years!
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I’ve been fascinated by animals ever since I was a little kid. Reading nature magazines and watching wildlife documentaries were my favorite pastimes. Through them, I discovered a magical world full of diverse species, each with their own habits and peculiarities that I still find captivating to this day.
From start to finish I would say it takes around 2 to 3 hours for me to fully finish an illustration once I have a clear idea of what I will be drawing. This can, of course, vary depending on the complexity of the work, but I like to keep my illustrations as simple as possible. Brainstorming ideas is usually the longest part of the process.
I like to think that my illustrations can bring a little bit of joy and a smile to someone’s face. Drawing makes me happy and ultimately what I aim for is to transmit and share that happiness with whoever is looking at my work.
I am currently working on an idea for a picture book project that I would love to bring to life, as well as a new range of greeting card designs that I can hopefully share soon!
Also, my works have been featured on CNN News many times before. If you’re interested, you can check them out by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Note: this post originally had 34 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.