Date: 27 July 2011
Wind Speed: 5 knots
Temp with wind chill: -30
The drawing of penguins has been done by many explorers. These quirky and amusing birds are a pleasure to draw. Edward Wilson, of Scott’s 1910 Terra Nova Expedition, was a master of drawing both Adelie and Emperor penguins. Wilson did both serious scientific drawing and comical pictures of the penguins.
Many of Wilson’s scientific drawings can be seen at the Scott Polar Institute website, one of my favourites is:
In this fine tradition, I began to draw penguins and in particular the Adelie penguins, whose antics and facial expression are so easy to caricature. I have been drawing cartoons of all the members of Scott Base and the picture shows us all together.
‘Winter Overs’ Cartoon of the Scott Base crew as penguins © Sarah Clayton