Saturday, February 6, 2010
It has been pouring rain over the past week in Sydney, so my Nature sketching has been indoors. The first drawing is of a magpie and was drawn from a photograph.
Yesterday I met Liz (Borromini Bear) and Wendy (Quirkyartist) at the Australian Museum for a day of sketching. There are taxidermied animals and birds in the Search and Discover Room that you can pick up and take to a table.
The subject I chose was a koala. The koala is an Australian icon. I have rarely seen them in the bush as they are always high up in a eucalptus tree and don't move much at all. The Museum was very busy (due to the rain) and the three of us drawing the animals attracted a bit on attention from the museum visitors.