Sunday, January 9, 2011

January Sketch Night at the Bell Museum of Natural History

The turnout at the January 6th Bell Museum Sketch out was great—over 20 people. Sadly, I was carrying colored pencils and needed to switch bags before coming; I forgot to bring my camera.  If you were at the sketch night and didn't hear me ask for scans of your artwork and would like to share it, or provide a link to your work on your website or blog, please write to me at rozjournalrat@gmail.com and I'll update this post.

Thanks to everyone who made Sketch Night such a great success! I hope to see you all on February 3 (topic: plants and fungi)!

January's topic was Birds! Specimens were brought out into the conference room and Touch and See Room. These included study skins, skeletons, and taxidermy. Here is only a small portion of what we drew.

Suzanne Hughes posted her sketches on her blog.

Left: Ken Avidor arrived early and worked diligently on a number of sketches. Here he not only captured the contents of one of the specimen drawers, but drew the workings of a swan's windpipe, compared to the Model T car horn that was provided in the display case for comparison. Pen and ink with colored pencil, on tan paper. ©2011 Ken Avidor. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Left: Ken Avidor's sketch of a pigeon skeleton. Pen and ink with colored pencil, on tan paper. ©2011 Ken Avidor. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Left: Ken Avidor's sketch of various specimens. Pen and ink with colored pencil, on tan paper. ©2011 Ken Avidor. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
 Left: A pen and ink sketch of a chicken. ©2011 Marsha Micek. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
 Left: My sketch of a Golden Pheasant. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, with some gouache washes for color identification. (I was working on Bogus paper which doesn't take wash well, so color was added for note taking purposes only. If you would like to read more about the Bogus paper journal you can do so on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Roz Wound Up.) ©2011 Roz Stendahl. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Left: My sketch of a Sandhill Crane. Staedtler Pigment Liner with colored pencil, on Bogus paper, in an experimental journal I made. ©2011 Roz Stendahl. Click on the image to view an enlargement.



1 comment:

  1. I love your Golden Pheasant sketch. I call my husband Pheasant and it evolved to a Golden Pheasant because of his hair.

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