Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Day of Sketch Crawlin' at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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!


AutumnLeaves said...

What gorgeous mini-masterpieces, Jan! I love them all (but then I find history fascinating)!

Jan Blencowe said...

Same for me. When I was younger I dreamed of being an archeologist!