Part 2 Project 5 Exercise 2 Tonal study of bones and shells

Tonal study of bones and shells.

I was stuck to find any suitable objects that I wanted to draw for this exercise, so I went to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and found a false killer whale jawbone. It was difficult to draw in the light from the cabinet, and I did not have much choice about the angle from which I could draw it. It took a long time and I had to go back a second time.

I am less than happy with the result.

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Photo of false killer whale jawbone in Royal Albert Memorial Museum
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Pencil drawing of false killer whale jawbone
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Pencil drawing with ink wash

 

Some time later, I was lent the skull of a roe deer and made two further drawings, one a rough sketch with pen and the second in pencil. I am much happier with these. I was able to control the position and light and am more familiar with the anatomy of the skull of a mammal.

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Pencil drawing of roe deer skull
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Pen and ink drawing of roe deer skull