Thursday, November 20, 2008

North American Bird Hall at AMNH






















Short drawing expedition with Ann to the American Museum of Natural History. She was working on elephants but the crowds in African Mammals were too much for me... plus, I looked into the dusty glass eyes of the antelopes and decided that I wasn't in a mammal mood. So, up the stairs, around the balcony, through the sad fluorescent morgue of New York State wildlife and into the North American birds. Taxidermy up there looks a little scabby up close, but plenty to draw. Magpie, osprey head, and I forget which kind of hawk. The feet on the hawk are too big. Ballpoint pen on paper.

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