Monday, December 8, 2008

From the Drawing Desk

The completed water oak

A tobacco bud, Nicotiana rustica L.

Ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, a now well-known plant that is found wild in woods in North America and China.

A sampling of mushroom specimen

Acer palmatum

Cannabis sativa

Acer palmatum

The Deadly Amanita


An acorn

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Water Oak

Recently I've taken to illustrating some botany. Although much of it has been native wildlife, I have also been working on some drawings of plants that aren't necessarily local specimen. But here is one I've been working on lately, a native pride of more coastal Virginia, the Water Oak. A hefty deciduous hardwood, the water oak is common to the outskirts of southeastern American swamps, streams, and bottomlands. Living an average of 60-80 years, which is short for most oaks, it can grow up to 100 ft tall and 3 ft in diameter. If your want to know more about it, don't take my word for it, visit the wikipedia entry here. But all otters should practice their drawing from wildlife as it helps develop a greater knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of their natural surroundings.

Merit Badges

I wanted to show an example of one otter's exemplary efforts. But any otter interested in attaining these or other merit badges should talk to me and also let me know about any merit badge they would like to see invented (not including the inventing badge, because that's already been invented).

Monday, November 10, 2008

Otter Patrol Calender!!!CVNX!NXCV!NX!!!!X!X!NXCV!VCX!

Just letting all you guys know, I just finished the calender for the Patrol in case you were wondering. You can get it from lulu at: Trust me it's worth it. I meannnn..... here's a preview....

Yes, that is the world's largest Hershey's Kiss in case you were wondering.

On another note I am in the process of organize a meeting for this Wednesday in case anyone was wondering. You'll be expected in full uniform at the studios in Crit Room 3 where we took the troop portrait. Please be prepared!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Otterology: too thick to drink, too thin to plow

setting up the show!!!

all done

the oath

the phone tree

a fine portrait


posters and guestbook

doug's intriguing knot whose use is so complicated not even he knows what its for.

vreni spitting some game

people at the opening!

nicol creeping

doug sleeping

last minute glam shot

When otters become knotterzz!!

After coaxing from the troop, here is a quick video for those of you still struggling on that knot-tying merit badge. Also good for those of you looking for that simple reminder we all need now and again.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Otter Kin Reunion

Just a reminder, this saturday, after you've gotten your halloween cobwebs off of you, there's a meeting at the opening for the show in the student commons from 6-8pm. I'll bring the juice boxes and you be sure to be in uniform, I know some of us have been slacking at the meetings but now we're cracking down! Be punctual and be prepared!

Your fellow Otter,
Scoutmaster Peter