Flashmob recreate The Night Watch

This flashmob stunt in a shopping center reconstructed Rembrandt’s painting, The Night Watch. Performers in period dress gallop in on horses, arrive by swinging from balconies and abseiling down ropes to recreate a particular moment.

I think this is the best flash mob video I have ever seen and a really good way to promote the re-opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Diana Boyer’s sketchbooks

Diana Boyers sketchbooks 2Diana Boyer kept sketchbooks recording everyday life around the farm on Bobbara Creek, in the Binalong district of southern New South Wales. The National Museum of Australia now houses some of them.

Diana Boyers sketchbooks
Apparently she carried pencils, ink, brushes and watercolours everywhere so she could record what she saw on the spot. Trained as a botanist in Argentina Diana Boyer’s observed the property’s changing landscape, native plants and local animals, so that her sketchbooks reveal the how climate change impacted on the environment.

Diana Boyers sketchbooks4In 2006 Diana Boyer created Time Change, an animation using a series of small watercolour painting some of which are on display.

Diana Boyers sketchbooks
In 2007 the Boyers left Bobbara Creek and now live in the UK. The sketchbooks and artworks were donated to the National Museum of Australia by Diana Boyer in 2008

Visit the National Museum of Australia website for an article about Diana Boyer with links to her animation Time Change

Every Day Matters Drawing Challenge # 91

Every Day Matters Challenge 91This is another  EDM drawing challenge piece this time it is number #91 which is to draw an apple. I added the banana and set it on white plate.

I feel very rusty hand drawing after years of drawing on a computer.

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The group has a yahoo group, a flickr group and Facebook page.Unfortunately the EDM Superblog stopped in 2010 but there are still lots of interesting stuff in the archives.

Every Day matters Challenge #26

 

Every Day Matters Challenge 26The goal is to draw at least 250 of the prompts of the EDM drawing challenge page. I am at the start of this but have just done prompt number #26 which is to draw a vegetable.

After drawing the tomatoes I realised it was technically a fruit! Since I am very rusty in the hand drawing department I am sticking to using a pencil. I will get adventurous  with colour soon, but for the moment I am working with the tonal range a pencil can produce.

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The group has a yahoo group, a flickr group and Facebook page.Unfortunately the EDM Superblog stopped in 2010 but there are still lots of interesting stuff in the archives.