Monday, April 07, 2008

natural drawing history


This drawing makes me happy. My first year class traveled to Washington, D.C. over the weekend to take in the sights and museums. Without a doubt, one of the best stops was at the National Building Museum where we visited an exhibit on the art of David Macaulay. What an inspiration.

Yesterday I was able to take a little time to draw "Macaulay style"..quickly...at the National Museum of Natural History. What fun!


14 comments:

Teresa R said...

Isn't Macaulay's art great? We saw an exhibit of his work - lots of The Way Things Work stuff with hands-on activities for kids and the kids-at-heart - at the Delaware Art Museum last year. There was also an awesome large, clever, and funky (I don't quite know how to describe it) display of his Rome Antics book.

Your Macaulay-style drawing is wonderful! I would freak out at trying to tackle so many details.

Miguel Taborda said...

really expressive! i love them!

Tim Lamb said...

great, so much with so little. inspiring

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh these are fantastic Suzanne. I seem to know that guy's work too. It's excellent - just been checking him out on Google. One of his most famous works was about a Welsh castle.

Love these drawings of yours. So many details. Great.

design for mankind. said...

i LOVE this, suzanne! great find! )

Jason Das said...

These are great. I love the complexity and business, and also how small sections are almost meaningless but the whole is so coherent.

Margaret Ann said...

Everything you draw has such "life" to it...whether it be a classic red chair drawn all by itself or a museum overflowing with activity...You have it going on! You inspire me!

Sketch said...

Really nice drawings you got there, you took photos also?

Jennifer Lawson said...

I love these. You have such a great sense of design in all your drawings.

E-J said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I have been experimenting with "quicky" techniques myself recently (none of them posted to my blog just yet) as time is so short ... I will have to find out more about Macaulay.

Lost In Wonder said...

Great sketches. You got so much done, and really conveyed the hustle and bustle of the busy museum.

Inger C said...

I love this sketches! So playful and vivid. You can really feel the busy room.
Are you a "cool" outdoor sketcher? I'm always so concerned about the people around me.
/Inger Carina

Terry Banderas said...

Wonderful sketches.

cath·er·ine: said...

great sketches!! i'm going to have to see that exhibit. did you get to see the cherry blossoms?