Saturday, July 12, 2014
The next sketch is actually my first of the day. This is the other new display...the largest known "boney fish" called a XIPHACTINUS. This one is 13 feet long. This was a challenge to draw, since it is so flat and dark brown...not a lot of detail was easy to see in the low lighting.
Below is a photo of the MOSASAUR on display. The reflected white walls made this tricky to sketch...details were hard to see even while standing right next to the glass. But it's cool to be able to get so close these bones in person. (Though, I wouldn't say that if I were swimming with a live one!)
And just like last visit, I couldn't resist having some fun in front of the "Dino-tron", like any big kid should. Here I'm about to be eaten by a T-Rex...then was wing-slapped in the face by a fire-breathing Dragon...had my foot stepped on by a Velociraptor...and finally...completely soaked by a splashing Mosasaur!! A very nice day, indeed!
Posted by Warren Ludwig
at 7:41 PM