With the intention of sketching some of the exhibits. As he would like some practice at sketching 3D objects. His drawing is coming on really well, but he does need to practice drawing from life and here there are lots of interesting things to draw. All you have to do is find something, set yourself up and ignore the people wandering around you (which can be easier said than done!)
In particular, he wanted to sketch one or two fossils and after that some of the stuffed birds.
Below is my sketch of the skull of a Rhynchosaur.
“Dating to about 220 – 240 million years ago. These reptiles had powerful jaw muscles and rows of small round teeth. A tusk-like bone projected from their upper jaw for digging up roots and other food.” RAMM
The fossil fragments, mostly of the lower jaw, are held in a brass frame, forming the shape of the skull. So that you can see what you are looking at.
A4 – Biro
Drawn on an ‘Aboreta’ sketching paper.
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