We did some warm up drawings in the sculpture court (medieval and Renaissance art.)
Exceedingly rusty... it's a good job we did some warm up exercises first.
Five minutes, negative space drawing
Then it was break time. We had coffee and cake in the lovely cafe. (There was a piano player, he played popular tunes then launched into a medley that included Metallica and Bowie's Life On Mars.)
Then we went off to draw whatever we liked, before we met up at the end.
The choice is overwhelming, I thought I'd concentrate on Beasts, just to make it easier to settle on something to draw. I went for a mix of 2D and 3D.
In the Asian gallery - Garuda, Vishnu's vahanca or vehicle. Whatever that means. I liked his funny feet. I don't know why I decided to position him nearly falling off the page.
The tiger had very human like eyes. Although the wrestler was stabbing him with a knife, and the tiger was sinking his teeth into the wrestler, it was a curiously peaceful drawing. They looked more like they were cuddling.
He is short, but I think I made him quite a bit shorter than he really is.
These are beautiful, mad, stunning Indian statues. I found it quite hard to capture.
The cast gallery was mostly full of dull statues of saints on tombs, but then I came across this lovely bronze lion.
I've made him look like he's yawning, rather than roaring. You can imagine him speaking like George Sanders doing Shere Khan in Jungle Book.
I didn't realise two Indian tourists were standing behind me patiently while I drew this, waiting to take their photo with the lion.
Last drawing of the day, and the earliest Han dynasty horse, (206 BC).