An infestation of super-sized invertebrates ready for display!
Creating a display of hand drawn invertebrates on tracing paper.
Using drawing skills to bring our super-sized creations to life!
For centuries, artists have used careful and detailed drawings to better understand living things. The detailed drawings by naturalist Charles Darwin helped us better understand living things from around the world. Today the artists Levon Biss and Regina Silveira are using a more modern approach to capturing the detail of invertebrates.
The work of these artists are inspiring our own drawings of invertebrates as we put our scientific knowledge and drawing skills to good use.
How to draw invertebrates. How many can you identify from our careful drawings? We used our Scientific understanding of invertebrates to help ensure our drawings were accurate.
Developing sketching skills and exploring the tone and value of graded pencils.
In this skills session we looked at how to develop intricate patterns to develop texture. This skill will prove vital as our drawing focus is revealed and will really help bring our designs to life.