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January 28, 2015
by Caroline
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The Grant Zoology Museum. London

gibbonskeletons    kiwis    tiger skeletons

 

 

Some pictures from the Grant Zoology Museum, the last university zoological museum in London and the only museum which lists “Jar of Moles” among it’s top ten exhibits* .

It’s moved into a new building, which is bright and colourful and busy- which was a bit of a shock because when it was tucked away in an alley near the UCL bins I was often the only visitor there.

The layout gives some nice perspective on the skeletons. These are a gibbon skeleton, a kiwi and a tiger.

*The Jar of Moles has an interview here. It also tweets.

 

Treefrog

January 21, 2015
by Caroline
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Archaeological dig site (We think this proves they had walls in olden days!)

archeologys

There’s an archaeological dig going on in our work car park. I work above one of the old medieval parts of Coventry, so it wasn’t a surprise when the dig team discovered an Izzardesque “series of small walls”.

Reminded me of drawing archaeological sites in Shetland, handling thousand year old pottery as one of the dig team confidently explained “If something’s described as ritual or ceremonial it means we have no f******g idea what it’s there for”

Anyway, it was freezing and I was only out there for forty five minutes. These guys have my respect.

 

Treefrog

November 19, 2014
by Caroline
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Ten thousand insurance, no children and a wife that didn’t like him – a homage to Film Noir

noirs

I finished the illustration which I was working on a couple of weeks ago, inspired by 1940s noir films. Been poking around with this for some time and still not entirely happy with it. It’s a take on the similar Science Fiction piece which you can find on my Illustration page.

There’s only three specific noir films referenced in the picture. Can you name all three?

Treefrog

November 12, 2014
by Caroline
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Norwich Cathedral

cathedrals

 

A sketch of Norwich Cathedral. The bottom page is less detailed because it took me two hours to drawn this and cathedrals are pretty chilly in November! The little squiggles on the joints of the roof  are carved roof bosses. I can’t see them so well because I wear glasses (and they’re way high up) but they’re pretty cool and you can find some close ups here