Thursday, 12 April 2012

Two Studies from the NHM

I went drawing at the Natural History Museum with the extraordinary wildlife painter, Claudia Hahn, today. I only managed two pieces; it's surprising how time-consuming even observational drawing on location can be. But considering the geological ages I usually spend on anything, two drawings in one day is no mean feat.

Metacarpals of 'European Flamingo,' according to the label; though perhaps more properly, Greater Flamingo; Phoenicopterus ruber roseus.

Shoebill. Balaeniceps rex.

Several people surreptitiously took photographs of this whilst I was drawing. One gentleman finally came to pay a compliment just as I was packing up to leave.


  1. Beautiful studies :)

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    1. Thank you, Harriet. I remember the gorgeous shoebill model you sculpted for Helge. I'm so envious, I can't tell you. :D