John James Audubon is known for depicting birds, and his book "The Birds of America" is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Although, lesser-known is his work illustrating mammals, which he began later in his life.
Come see this Audubon watercolor "Two Bank Mice" and many more artworks dedicated to small wildlife in our newest exhibition, "TINY: Charismatic Minifauna from the Permanent Collection." It opens this week, with the behind-the-scenes Sneak Peek Thursday morning 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Mix'd Media Thursday evening 6 - 9 p.m.
John James Audubon (American, b. Haiti, 1785 – 1851), "Two Bank Mice," 1846. Watercolor and Pencil on paper. 12 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches. JKM Collection®, National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Prismacolor pencils on grey card stock 8"x11" Roses and flowers always are funrder subjects to draw. I wanted to keep this one fairly simple...i did a grey backround and border to contrast and give emphasis to the red of the rose.
Faber-Castell graphite on Canson Bristol 11"x 14"
As a fan of wildlife I really admire silverback gorillas and primates in general. With this piece I put the focus on the textures and lines of a gorillas face. As I was drawing it I found it to be somewhat of a Zen like experience which is what inspired the title.