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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Sable African Antelope", Animal Theme, Lynn Cohen

This was actually the first drawing I did at the Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco last Saturday. It was a diorama of Sable Antelope from Africa. I drew in Copic multiliner black pen 0.3. And I colored it in using both Copic markers and Tom Bow brush pens. It was quite a challenge drawing around the tourists coming thorough the museum and posing for photos in front of the displays. But in time they went on through and I had some alone time with the antelope.
 

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  1. Makes me wish I was near a museum of natural history! What a great drawing opportunity! Love this, Lynn!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Yes it was a fun experience to draw there. An idea I was given at Sketchbook Skool. The six week class I took from six different amazing teachers. Ends tomorrow, but I am signed up for the next semester starting in July. This first semester is to be repeated if anyone is interested.

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  2. nice page Lynn- I love how you drew in a little map of the country :)

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    1. Thanks Linda, yes the map was on the wall next to the diorama. So it got into my painting.

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  3. This is excellent Lynn. Must have felt like you were actually seeing these animals in their true setting....I love the word diorama btw :-)

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    1. I like that word too Ann! Has a certain ring to it doesn't it? Yes, I was in African Hall, but after sitting for a while I could have been in the wild.

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  4. Excellent antelopes Lynn. Great color as well. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, glad you like my bright colors!

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  5. Great skating. Love the rich colors in this!! How do you like using the new materials from your classes?

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    1. I am loving it Joan. I enjoy my brush pens like never before, and the colored pencils too, although I have not yet mastered how they are really to be used. I will keep going with these classes. They are so much fun and the group of artists are amazing to watch. (students as well as the teachers!)

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  6. great job on the antelopes lynn! they look real!

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    1. Thank you Elisa. That's quite the compliment!

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  7. You did some terrific drawings at the museum, and so many. What energy you have as well as artistic skill. This one is great, and so colourful.

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    1. Thank you Jez! I did take my time there. Another artist friend did many more in the same time frame, but I sat longer at my three stations I chose to draw. It was a fun time.

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  8. Where are the deer? As in, The deer and the antelope play? :) silly song went thru my brain when I saw this. Lol...Great job here. Maps a nice touch.

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