Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Sketching at the Maine Wildlife Park!

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I've been working on so many text-heavy posts lately that I felt it was high time for a post that focused on my drawings. Fortunately, I recently had the opportunity to visit the wonderful Maine Wildlife Park... briefly. The drawings you're about to see may seem a little rushed. I was there with someone who'd never been before and they were laser-focused on seeing the male moose. All told we stayed for maybe an hour after that so... yeah.

Still, in that hour, I managed to get in some quality life drawing time. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the park, here is their mission statement:

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And sketches!!!

6.28.11 - Maine Wildlife Park Sketches

6.28.11 - Maine Wildlife Park Sketches

6.28.11 - Maine Wildlife Park Sketches

6.28.11 - Maine Wildlife Park Sketches

And the inevitable

Sad and/or Hilarious Things Overheard At The Zoo:

"I wish they had elephants here." - A person who either didn't read the sign or didn't quite "get" it

"Is that ALL your vocabulary?!?" - Some lady, directed at a bird. (WTF?)

"BWAAAARK! BWAAAARK!!! Cuck-cuck-cuck-coooooooo!!!" - Old man -um- communicating with the animals. There was also a crazy kid, totally unrelated, hissing at the Lynxes who were trying to sleep. There are times when you wouldn't like it if certain zoo visitors were maimed by angry animals and then there are times like that...

And the usual, "I don't understand what I'm seeing here so I will make wild assumptions instead of reading the f&^%ing signs!" Sad scientist

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Since this is a little short, here come the inevitable Links of Interest!

Sticking with the subject of this post, Andreas Deja shared some truly beautiful and sensitive animal drawings by Marc Davis.

The biennial Focus on Nature exhibition has posted a call for entries. The deadline is October 1 and you may enter two paintings (or... four. The rules are a bit convoluted as you will see.)

I am not the only one who is bummed out at the end of the Space Shuttle program... But there is, if you will, a New Hope according to Geek Dad.

Speaking of bummers, the film that disrupted my visit to the Franklin Park Zoo a while back is arriving in theaters soon and... it's pretty much exactly what I guessed it would be.

But in happier movie news, there's a new "Hobbit" production diary.

Twenty paintings from the Crazy For Cult Show have been revealed online. Holy crap, the "Predator"/"Goonies"/"Big Trouble in Little China"/"Neverending Story" crossover!

I was in no way aware of this never-made "Dazzler" movie and now I am kind of sad that it does not exist. Because who wouldn't want to watch a film where K.I.S.S. and the Village People are rival superhero teams?

The theme for the next Science 3.0 Blogging Contest is dinosaurs! Submit one (or three) of your dinosaur-involving blog posts or (even though I hate to be That Person) vote for me!

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1 comment:

raptor_044 said...

"And the usual, "I don't understand what I'm seeing here so I will make wild assumptions instead of reading the f&^%ing signs!""

That 1 annoys me the most, partly b/c it's so easily avoidable (The signs aren't THAT hard to miss), but also b/c of the ppl I usually hear that 1 from (E.g. Parents who don't know sh*t but act like they do when their kids are around b/c they'd rather their kids not learn anything than think less of them for not knowing something...RANT!).

"Speaking of bummers, the film that disrupted my visit to the Franklin Park Zoo a while back is arriving in theaters soon and... it's pretty much exactly what I guessed it would be."

Based on his most recent movies (including that 1), Kevin James seems to have become the new Rob Schneider ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hbA7PqBONI&feature=related ). I just hope that ZNE at least got a
significant amount of $/publicity from it.

"The theme for the next Science 3.0 Blogging Contest is dinosaurs! Submit one (or three) of your dinosaur-involving blog posts or (even though I hate to be That Person) vote for me!"

When/how do I vote?