Tomorrow is Sketch Night at the Bell Museum and I'll be on hand to discuss and demonstrate sketching live animals.
At the Bell? Live animals you ask? Yep, they have some reptiles in the Touch and See Room. (I tried to find someone with an exotic parrot to see if it could be brought in but no such luck—the good news is that turtles move very, very slowly. Even better news I learned Monday is that a friend of Jennifer Menken's is bringing in big Russian Tortoises!)
I'll give you some tips on how to approach the prospect of sketching a live animal in pen and ink (I like to sketch directly in pen and ink—you can of course use pencil if you prefer), give a short demo, answer questions—you know the drill.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the demo starting at 7 p.m. So if you want to sketch on your own before and after my talk you'll have time to do so. If all you want to do is sketch, you can do that too. It's a large museum and there are plenty of subjects for you to sketch on your own.
The event is free but there is an admission fee for the museum unless you're a member. Read about sketch night at the link above. You'll also find links to a map, etc.
I look forward to seeing you!