Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alcedinidae


I drew this in La Specola, which is the Natural History Museum of Florence. This place is INCREDIBLE, filled with every animal in creation, but very different than our American Museum of Natural History. We are so used to beautiful dioramas where the animals are displayed so elegantly. Not this place, just lots of great dead animals in enormous glass cases, many of them well over two hundred years old. No muss, no fuss...just put 'em on display. I could draw in there for days.

2 comments:

Ricardo said...

Awesome

David said...

I could've totally lived there until you pointed out the glass moved to me.

Lovveee this bird.