Morgan O'Brien's water color and coloring pencil dinosaur pieces are not only gorgeous, they show the beasts in interesting confrontations. There are whole stories to be read into each one.

Some of the pieces show dinosaurs faced with dilemmas that are easy to imagine them actually having: waiting for eggs to hatch, dealing with young, or the young looking up to the old. And others incorporate more modern ideas: arm wrestling, toys in their own shape, origami, robots. And at least two are fascinated by snails.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be this take on ugly ducklings, featuring s freshly hatched Deinonychus and swan.

See more at Morgan O'Brien's deviantart page and store.