A drawing of an elephant skull. These elephant skull sketches were studied at the Grant Museum of Zoology which is part of the UCL
The elephant skull fascinated me – in a slightly eerie, strange, and scientific place. This skull, in particular, stood out.
Looking at the strange shape and anatomy of the elephant skull. I knew this was something I would have to draw on that day and take away with me.
So with my sketchpad and pencil, I went about drawing the skull, and what will most likely be a catalyst for ideas at a later date.
The drawing of the Elephant skull (skulls)
These drawings of Elephant skulls are studies from both an adult and young elephant specimen as seen in the Grant Museum.
I am afraid I am unable to offer much insightful biological information into the skulls apart from attempting to draw what I could see at a middle distance.
Elephant Skull Hole
Seeing the elephant skull up close and in person helped me to understand, how – theoretically – the legend of the cyclops may have come to be.
The elegant skull is a truly alien-looking piece of anatomy with what appears a large dark eye socket in the middle of its forehead.
Drawing projects and sketch work
You may be also interested in looking at some of these drawing projects
- People going to and from work
- Historical – Looe Prisoner Drawing
- Historical fiction drawing – Mary King’s close in Edinburgh
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. JD Illustration – drawing of an elephant skull