Predictions of rain suggest I’ll be sketching at the museum for the next few days. Will spring every come? Thank goodness for the Masters of Olympus exhibit.
Today I was drawn (yeah…bad pun) to a rather bizarre human-creature with the head/body of a child/bird, a single leg from a three-toed something or other, and a large block sticking up from its shoulders.
I view sketching of such things as practice with seeing relationships and proportions and this one was a definite challenge to my limited abilities. As it turns out, the big block sticking up from its back is actually a compromise to its function as this 2-foot high statue (carved from stone) was a table leg. Maybe there are three more just like it wandering around Greece.