It’s rainy. It’s the school holidays. This week we’ve been sketching a bit in the good ol’ museums of Oxford, and then eating cake.
Giant salamander & aardvark in NHM:
The great god Sobek in the Asmolean:
…and a colossal marble head of Apollo. The cake in all museums has been very fine.
and a lucertola. Sadly all found deceased in a Sicilian swimming pool.
Sketching Weakly has been back at the Oxford Natural History Museum, & being a sucker for a nicely turned antenna couldn’t resist this mantis or this earwig:
Here’s a jaunty mosquito. Drawing the larva caused problems.
And here’s a skeletal reindeer.
PS: Will the CHEETAH come back some day? I hope it does.
Sketching Weakly has been at the zoo, often looking at invertibrates, amphibians and reptiles…. The cockroaches were looking particularly delicious.
Sketching Weakly had never seen a snake-necked turtle before – nearest thing ever to a plesiosaur…
And another new animal was the mysterious Caecilian.
Tree on the way there:
And people on the way back…
Sketching Weakly has been Out & About in Norfolk, often in pubs…Every pub needs its own chickens. (The Hare Arms)
These ladies are painted on the side of that baby elephant.
A bit of a chestnut tree.
The Sunday Skateboarders down at Meadow Lane, run by the excellent Oxford Wheels Project…
At the wonderful Natural History Museum in Oxford; these specimens were obligingly keeping still…
and these ones were being more mobile…
A small person feeling a bit trapped…but can she fit out of the bottletop?