Friday, March 9, 2012

Insect sketches (Goliath orientalis)

Sketching insects reminds me of a time when naturalists did not possess the means to photograph them, when drawing flora and fauna was really the only reliable way to document and publish their findings to the general public. As such, it was inevitably that many naturalists of the early age had no small skill with carbon and paper. I like to think sometimes, that in some small way I am keeping that tradition alive. 

1 comment:

Brittanie said...

God how I wish I could draw them like that. I never thought about the fact that back when cameras weren't around the had to draw anything they found.

Which resulted in some pretty awesome books. A bunch of which are being republished.