Last night I ran around the British Museum in a blind panic trying to find something to draw before closing time. There’s too many amazing things to look at! I can’t make up my mind! So I went and had a beer in the members room to try and calm myself down for a bit, and I saw this.
Check out Hana Videen’s latest Bestiary post for more medieval animal poetry! (along with my artistic rendition of a “panther”)
Go and read about phoenixes on Hana Videen’s brilliant Bestiary blog!
(and have a quick look at my illustration while you’re there, of course_)
I’m completely fascinated by any kind of history, so I’m really excited to be involved with Hana’s new blog. It’s about how medieval artists had to try and visualise exotic animals based on travellers’ (possibly exaggerated) descriptions, without having actually seen the real animals… with interesting results!
If you want to know more, Hana can write a much better description of what Bestiary is, than I ever can. So go read it!