Spent my morning with an antelope, a stag beetle, a crow and a jay… in Manchester Museum. I needed some reference studies for a piece and the jay was a personal quest.
Lots of foreshortening here… eyes really bulge out to the side and those ears! Imagine what it must be like to receive all of that of sensory input, through those eyes, ears and that nose.
It would have been more satisfying to get closer to this, to understand the structure
better. I wonder what they look like from underneath?
I love the long frond-like feathers that form a light covering over the head of the beak…
I’d like to go back and draw more of this chap.
Overheard at the museum:
Adult carer to child “Tell me what you want to draw and I’ll draw it for you.”
with disabilites. It’s like saying “Show me what you want to eat and I’ll eat it
Who gets nourished?
settle, to learn to become one with the world, to quieten the noise of the mind.
No one can do that for someone else. It can’t be bought, stolen or won as a prize.
That is what’ s so precious and valuable about drawing… the attempt.
Not the end product.