Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tut's Throne - imprimatura

Imprimatura - a very thin first layer of color using burnt umber (with turpentine) to help me get the values right on the underpainting.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tutankhamon's Throne - underdrawing now done!

This has been a day's work, literally. It took me 24 hours just to transfer my drawing to the board - so many tiny details you cannot imagine...

Next I'll start with the actual painting process. Hope you'll have the patience to follow with my work.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where's Menkaure?

If you have been wondering about Menkaure, I have not forgotten him. I am simply so busy finishing horse paintings for a coming horse art show I haven't had time to continue with him for a while. Soon the horse paintings will be done and I can continue with Menkaure together with Tut's Throne.
If you wish to check on my horse paintings, go to

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tut's Throne - almost there with the underdrawing

And almost there... Only the cobra-frieze (and all those tiny stones beneath it) is missing and then I can start the painting process...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tut's Throne - table and necklace

I added a small stylized table behind Ankhesenamun. Above is this round thing - it is a necklace. The ancient Egyptians showed objects on the table or in boxes above them - and depicted them straight from above.

There were so many tiny stones in this one it felt almost desperate to try to draw them all. But then I thought about the original artists who put this piece of art together one little stone or gold piece at a time - and decided I had it easy, after all!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tut´s Throne / Ankhesenamun

Now I have added the line drawing of Ankhesenamun. Her feather headdress and collar have quite a few details - lots of work for a miniature brush.