Monday, February 21, 2011

Illustrators Club "Sketch Day" at National Museum of Natural History

On Sunday February 13, 2011 ten artists, illustrators and students meet at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History for another Illustrators Club "Sketch Day". We broke up and drew in the many beautiful exhibit halls, attracted to gems, minerals, dinosaurs, skeletons and underwater creatures. The mediums used varied from Lucinda Levine's fluid watercolor to Kristy Orr's energetic pen and ink to Samantha Bryant's colored pencil and watercolor technique.

After sketching for two hours we meet for lunch at the National Gallery of Art for refreshments and critique. It was great fun to share the drawings and techniques and discuss the next "Sketch Day". Another artist, sketching cherubs at the National Gallery of Art (in celebration of St. Valentine's Day) joined us when she saw us sharing our work.

Thanks to Sayeh Behnam for planning another successful "Sketch Day"! Please consider joining us for the next "Sketch Day", the date is Sunday March 13, 2011 at 11:00AM location TBD.

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Kevynn Joseph shares his sketch of a dinosaur skeleton.


Kevynn Joseph and Kristy Orr enjoy discussion of sketches.

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Sketches of cherubs from the National Gallery of Art.

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Lucinda Levine's watercolor of a bear skull.

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Kristy Orr's pen and ink of a modern African dress.

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Samantha Bryant's watercolor colored pencil painting of the mineral azurite.

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Web Bryant's charcoal study of a skeleton.

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Web Bryant's oil painting based on sketches from "Sketch Day' to US Botanic Gardens.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you all had a ton of fun. I wish I had time to join in on this kind of stuff.