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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Drawing at the Museum

Today I went to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens where I had arranged to draw some of their collection of birds. I rang up last week and gave them a short list of birds I'd like to draw and today myself and Anna found ourselves being greeted by a Magpie, a Butcher Bird, a Red Wattlebird, a Chough and a rather worse for wear Honeyeater.

My photos of my drawings aren't particularly good so I think I will take some more tomorrow in the daylight, but for now here is a left hand drawing of the Chough (pronounced 'chuff.') I draw with my left hand to keep my lines lose ( I am normally right handed.)


6 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Bridget. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments. I am also crazy about drawing birds. Love your etchings. I like your loose style - something I cannot do. Mine are quite tight and probably overly neat but it wouldn't do for us all to have the same style....LOL

Your printmaking has inspired me to do a linocut bird. It is something I have wanted to do for sometime, so today is the day....I think!!!

Anna Laura said...

I stole the title of your blog post for mine, but I figured it was sort of okay. The drawing looks great!

Kate said...

Fantastic drawing. Wish I had that ability with my right OR left hand.

Bear Chick said...

Lovely drawings! I'm working on it but life intrudes. Thanks for the thread you started on Etsy that brought me to you.

Tamaris said...

I think your drawings are really good!!! Found you on the etsy forum today and I hear you on the comment thing...

BlossomingTree said...

Oh wow, how interesting that you are right handed but draw with your left.