Nine months of museum sketches

From Oct. 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, Elizabeth Perry visited Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History every day the institutions were open. She drew something about each visit in a small sketchbook and posted them at www.museumdrawing.com, where you can see each drawing from her nine months of museum visits.

Some of the drawings are of pieces of art or artifacts from the museums; others are of ordinary objects like coat check tags. (A favorite of mine is of the dinosaur that stands watch outside the museums.)

This collection of sketches is a great reminder of the fact that good composition can make a simple drawing into a striking image.

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