The above slideshow is a quick process recap of a carbon dust drawing I completed recently using a warthog skull (from my personal collection) as my model. The drawing was made specially for an event at my favorite arts and event space in Brooklyn, NY - Observatory. Since the carbon dust technique was introduced to me just this spring, at a wonderful workshop held in the classroom at Observatory, I thought it a fitting medium for the assignment.
This week, Observatory co-founder, Joanna Ebenstein, released the second in a series of short, web-based documentaries centered around her work as a passionate researcher, curator, and collector of "curious collections" - you can watch this little gem on her blog, Morbid Anatomy. Below, an African Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) making haste to somewhere important (look at that wee tail straight up in the air!). Compared to other African game, warthogs may be diminutive omnivores, but that tusky snout is backed up by a tenacious attitude, and wise predators learn not to make light of that.