About the MotmotExploring the natural world with pencil and paper from high atop a one-story bungalow in the middle of Oklahoma.
Category Archives: paleontology
I’m a cat lover, which doesn’t mean anything but it’s a nice excuse to share kitty pics with you. The Smilodon skull above is a fabulous museum quality cast of a fossil, purchased from the Museum of Osteology’s gift shop. … Continue reading
There’s something special about sketching with friends. Last Saturday my friends Becky and Mitsuno and I met upstairs in the Natural Wonders Gallery at SNOMNH for a morning of companionable sketching. Our little group was a cluster of self-affirming creative … Continue reading
This is a love letter to a great North American region; I’m about to get mushy and more than a little verklempt, if you’ll permit me. I’ve been more a little emotional the last few days just thinking how quickly … Continue reading
Had a lovely day with a couple of art friends, Becky and Mitsuno, sketching for fun at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. We went to a quiet spot in the Ancient Life Gallery that is inhabited by … Continue reading
Just a quick post while I’m putting a couple of workshops together. This Thursday I’m giving a class at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, “Drawing the Worlds of the Past“. Lots of great skeleton mounts to sketch. … Continue reading
For those of you who like your paleontology with a good set of word pictures and some well-imagined scenarios of natural devastation, this will get your blood racing. Great reconstruction writing from Chris Clarke.