Monday, 12 October 2009

Manchester Museum : A fox in a headlight.

My initial idea for the silent brief was "A fox in a headlight", the way it is still and silent with shock, almost like the light captivates the fox. i really liked the idea of looking into animals and wildlife and this is where I came up with the idea of endangered and extinct animals, or animals that have been preserved (either stuffed or made for educational reasons). I also wanted to look at the anatomy, and the internal (skeleton) not just the external of both animals and humans.

The idea behind this is something profound. The thought of being alive and then silence playing the part of death.

I then thought about visiting the Manchester museum where I could have a closer look at the subject and take some photos for referencing. I really enjoyed these couple of hours, and found it interesting as well as educating myself again! It was very helpful towards my project and although I have been sketching from the images, I will be returning to draw in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. What an unusual lot of animal paintings. You obviously enjoy painting them. Lots of animal paintings can be browsed at who supplies canvas prints from the images. How about this one?: by Archibald Thorburn, a Scottish bird artist,, of a Great Auk.