This is a post from a while ago that I forgot to put up! A bit of sketching at our local National History from October 2016. There’s a lovely bear that was hugged constantly…This does not do justice to the amazing giant insect photograph I was looking at…
The giraffe is completely impossible to fit on the page.
Here we go again. Every time you think you’ve got all the tentacles covered, another one springs up brandishing something surprising.
Perhaps the tactic is all wrong. Perhaps the Octopus isn’t wrestling after all. Perhaps this is just ordinary Octopus behaviour, an octopus offering. Time to shake hands with the octopus. Repeatedly.
PS: If you want an octopus to wrestle with too, here are a couple of favourites…
(Sketching Weakly just likes any excuse to draw insects and give them names…)
Today’s recipe: cook up an Earth-like planet.
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…