This is my completed drawing of a bat. One complication I had was that I worked on the drawing with the bat right side up but I really wanted to display her upside down. However, I just could not get the composition to work that way. So I changed her 'thumbs' to allow her to be hanging right side up. A little odd, since it means she is holding on by both hands and feet. But new mother's are often overly cautious.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I'm taking a class at the art space called The Observatory Room in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. There you will find the Morbid Anatomy Library which is a fun place to look at a lot of strange and interesting things. The class is called drawing from the bestiary and it's run by the artist Saul Chernick who does a lot of great paintings in a fascinating style. I chose to do a bat and the first assignment was to create the bat's skeleton using bristol board and these teeny tiny paper brads, so that the joints can actually move. Here it is. Now I'll be on to step 2, making an actual drawing of the bat. Toying with some ideas.