Orthoceras, graphite on Bristol I wanted ¬†to try¬†something paleontological, so I composed this scene of a¬†little orthoceras (a nautiloid)¬†living among¬†marine plants about¬†450 million years ago. So many ¬†drawings of life in the¬†Paleozoic era show lots of attacking going on, trying to show the survival of the fittest at work; I wanted my orthoceras to¬†have a […]


Giraffe (Head and Neck)

Giraffe (Head and Neck), graphite on Bristol Moving on to some mammals… Giraffes are awesome. They look like they could have just arrived via flying saucer. They’ve got the largest eyes of any land animal.¬†They¬†sleep standing up, needing at most two hours of sleep a day. And baby giraffes can¬†walk and run¬†just half an hour […]


Black Bear Skull

Black Bear Skull, graphite on drawing paper This is another drawing I made at the Burke this past Thursday. My original plan¬†was to do a drawing of both a bear skull and a seal skull, because I’d learned on a recent whale watching trip¬†in the San Juan Islands that bears, sea lions and seals are […]