Above: My sketch of a female Wood Duck from Thursday's Sketch Night at the Bell. I used a Staedtler Pigment Liner on Nideggen (my current journal is one I made with Nideggen; it's approx. 6-7/8 x 10 inches). (Some text from the previous day has been blurred for privacy.)
Last Thursday night was Sketch Night at the Bell Museum of Natural History. The theme was duck stamp night and Jennifer Menken had set out a variety of specimens that were from this year's species list. I sat at the Wood Duck table because I fell in love with the female Wood Duck.
Despite the lovely weather (the second day of 60 degree temperatures) luring people away, 20 intrepid souls gathered to work on their sketching skills. You can see sketches from some of the artists who attended the April Bell Museum Sketch Night over at Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities.
Consider joining in the fun on May 5, when the topic will be Mammals, and Don Luce, Currator of Exhibits at the Bell, will be on hand to answer your questions.
Note: After the May meeting Sketch Night at the Bell will go on hiatus until the fall. Watch for details at the Bell's website.