Today I gave one of my favorite lectures. It’s not because it’s about the field of my expertise. Quite the opposite, really.
I love this lecture because I get to draw. And I like to draw, as you might know already.
The topic is ocean circulation patterns. I have to draw the entire geography of the Earth. Twice. Once to illustrate surface currents,
…and once to illustrate the deeper currents.
Here are my lecture notes from last year. I was particularly proud of these:
This year, the drawings aren’t so pretty, but they still convey the same material:
This year, I had some editorial help with the map. It turns out I have a very multinational crowd. I tried to make sure everyone’s home was accounted for.
I had to laugh, because if you look closely, you’ll notice that I drew a kangaroo on Australia both years. Last year’s drawing was quite kangaroo-like:
This year’s? Well, it wound up looking like a velociraptor, so I went with that…
I wonder what next year’s notes are going to look like? Will I be able to draw a kangaroo? If you take my class, maybe you’ll find out!