Classes are starting up next week! I don’t have much left to post from my summer courses so here are some older sketches I did during my lunch hours at the Museum of Science when I worked there full time.
The staff of the Collections department were always super helpful when they were working on re-cataloging the Colby Room (essentially, the recreated hunting trophy room of one of the Museum’s first major donors, Sir Francis Colby). While they tinkered around in the sealed off-room, outfitted in latex gloves, they let me sit on the oriental rugs and sketch all of the amazing objects Sir Colby amassed during his lifetime. Here are a few of my favorite things from that room, which you may not be able to easily see from the new glass doorway:
|This carved ivory alligator used to be hidden inside a cabinet – hopefully it’s been displayed more prominently since the redesign of the exhibit entrance.|
|As noted, this imploring lion face was carved into the feet of a huge table, maybe mahogany? It definitely looked like it was suffering from holding up all that weight…|
|There are so many trophy heads in the Colby room, but this rhino was one of my favorites. I sat nearly underneath it as I sketched – wouldn’t want to be caught in that position with a live one!|
If you like these sketches, check out some my other Museum of Science postings. They have such interesting, unique collections – I’m surprised they don’t have organized art classes for “figure drawing” all the fascinating objects!