doin’ demos

Demonstrating a technique is my favorite way to connect with people around my artistic process. I love being able to talk about both my process and my subjects at the same time. I also love how demos help demystify the artistic process somewhat. 

Sketching from living creatures, whether in the field or through some portal like a nest camera gives me the ability to observe natural behavior and capture intimate moments in the lives of my subjects. Sketching this way also forces me to be loose and not too precious about the outcome. Sometimes the animal decides when the drawing is finished by changing position or flying away!

Recently, I did a demonstration of quick sketching techniques at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. I used nest cameras hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. Here are some of those sketches. 

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