Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day at the Royal Ontario Museum

Assorted studies and doodles done for students

 Had a day at the Royal Ontario Museum with my Humber  College students yesterday.  It made me realize that if only I lived closer I would be there almost every day.  There are simply so many wonderful and fascinating things to study and draw, from armour to amazing animals.

Grizzly cub

I admit that while I am fascinated by the myriad of animals, reptiles and birds there is a part of me that feels sad that so many were killed to create these collections.  The only comfort I hope to get other than the opportunity to study them closely is that perhaps if we become more aware of the diversity we can try to preserve them from extinction through our own explosion over the planet.  It's only a hope but that's better than nothing. 

Samurai uniforms