Thursday, January 19, 2012

Botanical Illustration Class #2

Our second class found us at the Harvard Museum Of Natural History's glass flowers collection. If you haven't seen it, put it on your list. I have been a few times and still have a hard time convincing my brain that the intricate, delicate, accurate sculptures are glass and were created with the most primitive of tools in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Incredible. (Note if you're going to draw - the lighting is TERRIBLE. It's great for preserving ye olden plant models but horrid for drawing. Good luck!)

Glass Flowers at Harvard for Blog Post

I drew the Western Star Flower model...
Star Flower

And here's my lemon from last week...
lemon

Class was mostly free-range at the museum so I think next week should be the first class that feels like a full class. I can't wait.

[I also need to remember to go back to the Harv. Museum to draw some of the animals there - who are all lit in a more drawing-friendly way.]
Look how shocked this little shark was!
O o O

After class I walked to Somerville and met up with Megan. We had delicious lunch at Bloc 11 (which I miss so very much) and talked about art. Tuesdays are my new favorite for sure.

Brunch at Bloc11

xo
Sarah

3 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah!

    Your drawings look great. As an huge proponent of the 4-day workweek, I'm thrilled to hear you're on board. Best. This post especially made me miss Boston. - Rachel

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    1. The flower and lemon are wonderful. Bravo!

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  2. So beautiful Sarah! I love how delicate & solid your star flower looks! Like you can pick it right up off the page :)
    awesomeness.

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