Are Those Mummies In A Jar?: Daily Art Practice
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the art of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians use of color and pictures is fascinating to me, especially papyrus art. In 2007, my husband and I went to see the exhibit, Tutankhamun: Golden Age of the Pharoah’s. It was full of beautiful artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s golden funeral mask. Above is a model of what they believed Tutankhamun to look like, based off forensics of his body. How cool is that? It was an exciting experience, and I would like to see more exhibits that are similar. For now, I will settle with watching tomb excavations and documentaries on Egyptian history.
Do you have any favorite resources for Ancient History?
Daily Art Practice
I have always wanted to do a study on Ancient Egyptian artifacts. I made these few studies to practice my sketching and gouache skills. I got the various reference photos from museums and Pinterest.
This second page was made from reference photos at The British Museum in their Death and After Life Exhibit.
I enjoyed this study so much, that I am looking forward to doing another. Maybe on scarabs or canopic jars.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Honey Vanilla Chamomile. I drink this in the mornings before I can have caffeine. The flavor is delicious and calming.
Happy Tea Day,