Drawing at the Museum
|Whitetail Deer from the Museum of Natural History|
Years ago, I took a great class at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. We studied animal anatomy from the diaramas after the museum closed. I returned every Tuesday for 18 months to draw and study the animals exhibits.
|Red Fox was drawn from a recorded nature show|
My wife, Kim, used to make VCR tapes of any animal shows on television. I used to run these in slow motion so that I can draw from them.
|Canada Goose was drawn from the backyard|
This led to sketching at zoos, which led, in turn to drawing in the field at places such as Yellowstone National Park and even my backyard.
|Moose at Grand Teton National Park|
|Bison at Yellowstone National Park|