Title: BritishMuseumOct2004BigDraw
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1. chelydra wrote:
 The Big Draw was (maybe still is) a nutty idea that actually took off... at noon all over Great Britain, everyone must stop what they're doing and draw pictures for a while.
2. chelydra wrote:
 In 2004 I was assigned the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum, barking out orders and alerting innocent bystanders that drawing time had arrived. (This happened just once a year, in October.)
3. chelydra wrote:
 Pharaoh Ramses II was overlooking the gallery where drawing materials were given out and chairs set up. He was the ancestor of all totalitarian images, in the Third Reich, USSR, or the cover of The Art of the Deal.
4. chelydra wrote:
 So that was the subject of the impromptu lesson—how to make a face guaranteed to intimidate the masses. Ramses was a great model for us.
5. katidid wrote:
 So neat! The 'Big Draw' and this!
6. mum23 wrote:
 This looks amazing as a thumbnail!
7. chelydra wrote:
 best seen tiny, yes.



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