Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy New Year...

It's still January, so I'm allowed to say that, right? So far 2010 has seen a lot of drawing things I can't post quite yet...though I have been able to crank out some doodles and comics. One of my goals this year is to do more life drawing, so this past Monday I (along with drawing buddy Erica and my sis) doodled out at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. If you live in the Boston area and like seeing copious amounts of taxidermied animals, glass flowers and meteors, you should definitely check it out. I'm kind of in love with the coelacanth they have:

I brought my itty bitty watercolor set and a pencil.

Some of my other doodling endeavors have lead me to draw some pixel-y art:

Yeah, that's supposed to me. I've been loving me some graph paper.

Lastly, I was linked by the kind gentleman over at Marvel Smartass for all my interpretations of Marvel characters! Thanks! I should draw more superheroes...

7 comments:

Evan T said...

Ceolocanths are always so cool!
When I went to France many years ago, we stopped by a couple of the natural history museums in Paris. They were absolutely amazing, they had these long halls filled with the complete skeletons of EVERY animal you can imagine, and there was another huge museum where they had a taxidermy of almost every bird on the planet. If I had been older when I went to France I would've sketched the hell out of that place!

Lauren Pettapiece said...

I love the Harvard Natural History museum, from the kronosaurus right on down to the old rhino with his straw stuffing poking out of his neck. It's a great place for drawing, even if it isn't technically "live" drawing.

Love your artwork and sketchy business.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Taking "field trips" to natural history museums are so much fun. I'd love to see your travel painting kit sometime!

Katherine Roy said...

Hi Maris! It was so great to host you and Joe up here and see your work last week. You two rock! We'd love to spend more time with you-- hopefully we'll see you soon.

I love the ceolocanth! It's a beautiful study. I look forward to seeing more of the work you're doing this season. :)

maris said...

Thanks everyone!! I hope to post more "drawings from real stuff in front of me" soon (I don't want to say "life drawings" because obviously this fish was dead...)

Katherine - We had a great time and thanks again for the pancakes. I loved eating the teeny tiny ones! We'd love to see you and Tim again, whether it be our turf or yours!

Hooper Triplett said...

Where oh where has dear Maris gone?

daniel said...

Hey Maris, I'm one of the dudes who did the Traveling Notebook which Lucy Knisley claims is in your possession. I wanted to check it on it and make sure it's on the move and traveling! Thanks and cheers! Dan