Then I remembered a fascinating museum that I came across by accident a year or two ago. It's the Grant Museum of Zoology, part of the University of London and tucked away off Gower Street. It was founded in 1828 for teaching purposes and houses thousands of animal specimens. They have very kindly agreed to make some chameleon specimens available for me to draw and photograph. Seeing a chameleon in the round will be so much more useful than just looking at pictures.
The fish shaping and polishing is in progress and it will then be waxed and possibly attached to a contrasting soapstone base.
But the best news is that my little bronze crow has been accepted for the Society of Wildlife Artists' annual exhibition 'The Natural Eye' at the Mall Galleries in October (19th - 29th). I'm delighted and amazed! (Link to exhibition on the right under 'Useful Sites)