ok, so I was doing an assigment for class where I have to make a small presentation of 10 ilustrators I like, and I added Yoshitaka Amano (Vampire hunter D, Final Fantasy, etc).
While I was exploring his works, I found out that he made a colaboration with Neil Gaiman (omo omo),…
I went to the Met Friday and sketched the Head of a Youthful Hercules. There were several other artists sketching there but they were pretty engrossed so I didn’t get to speak to them. A boy and his mother sat next to me and the boy started to mimic the action of my hands sketching. I gave him a piece of paper and he drew a table with a little triangle border around it. After they left I overheard an impressively in-depth conversation a docent was giving to a lady and her daughter about Hercules, one which I won’t do injustice with my faulty memory. A point of note was that the statue was greek and repaired during the renaissance, the head being part of the renaissance restoration.
I had a little free time and couldn’t resist a quick sketch at the museum today. I’ve really been taking advantage of the whole suggested donation thing. Sketched the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the horse statue in the front entrance.
I wonder if your little den has eroded
The seeds that you planted are bushes now
Casting their fortunes to the wind.
I hope you ate the berries that were your favorite
The moonlight glinting on your soft fur
As the juice spilled over your grin.
You kept your beak sharp and your feathers trim
The water left a line that circles your waist
I hope your predators were thin.
Did you feel regret about eating the field mouse?
Beautiful, everyone knows you do what you have to
Survival is never a sin.
I drew more taxidermied animals at the Museum of Natural History yesterday. It was less crowded on a Wednesday. I think the Jack rabbit turned out pretty well.
A song for the person interested in birds
I thought he was an ornithologist
Come to dust off the feathers
He turned out to be an aesthetist
Tracing patterns in books of letters.
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke