Friday, August 2, 2013

Sketching at the Burke Museum of Natural History

Yesterday I took a trip to the Burke Museum of Natural History with a few friends from work. There are tons of amazing things to draw there, including the Daring Sword Ray (pictured at top). Someday I want to discover an extinct animal just so I can give it a name prefaced with the word "Daring." I suppose I could just re-name this blog "Daring Revenge of the Pencil," but somehow that just doesn't have the same ring to it. I also took a crack at the Stegosaurus skeleton and, while there are some parts of the drawing I'm happy with, I do wish I'd laid out the composition a bit more carefully at the beginning so it didn't run off the page in such an awkward fashion. It sort of grew in the drawing, as the mighty stegosaurus is wont to do. Who's going to argue with a stegosaurus if it wants to wander off the top of the page? Not me, obviously.

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