I just love the concept of sketch crawl so much that I decided to extend it for another day! Today I went to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT. I've sketched there before and find the wide ranging collection offers such unusual and exoctic objects that I could spend hours there sketching.
Join me via video for some sketch crawl fun!
Here are the sketches I came home with. I started in the Egyptian room...
The wooden statue is from the First Intermediate Period, 2181-2040 BC drawn in Russett, Graphitint pencil & water washes. The pottrery is from the Pre-Dynastic period 3400-3100 BC and is drawn in Koh-i-noor sepia pen.
Here we have an Osiride Head from the Late Period, 664-525 BC and another piece of Pre-Dynastic Pottery 3400-3100 BC
Then I moved on to the magnificant birds of prey......
The two large birds are Goshawks and the small bird havin' a bad hair day is a kingfisher.
Towards the end of my visit I came across a fabulous exhibit of plein air painitngs, I'll have video and a blog post about that tomorrow!