Saturday, May 29, 2010

Menkaure's Kilt

Now it was the turn on Menkaure's kilt. Needed my magnifying glass for this one - first on the reference photo and then while I carefully nicked the board with my scalpel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tutankhamon's throne - beginning the underdrawing

I have made the drawing of Tut's throne and now I have begun to transfer it to my painting board, using ink and a small brush. I was kindly given a reference photo of it by Bob Partridge from the Ancient Egyptian Magazine.

So far the painting has taken me four hours. This will be taking its sweet time...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Menkaure's and Hathor's hands

We still have renovators working on our apartment and it has been quite a job to rearrange everything into place. But now I finally found a little time to work on Menkaure. I concentrated on the hands of Menkaure and Hathor and on the background slab that defines Menkaure's kilt.

(The whites here are a bit overexposed, the work is not this white.)

And guess what: I have started on drawing Tutankhamon's throne. Will be posting pics of that soon too.