Monday, April 26, 2010

More artifacts

I had a lot of fun getting the lights and darks right on this old fossil:


I set the object to be drawn on the table and illuminate it from one side only to get maximum shape definition from the shadows.

Here's a South American fabric printing stone. Drawing all the little patterns and swirls really gives you an appreciation for what an intricate carving job the artist did.

I am quite open to illustrating artifacts on a freelance basis. I can be reached via email at jawogaman (at) gmail (dot) com.

Artifact drawings

When I was a grad student in anthropology, I entertained the possibility of a career as an archaeological illustrator. One of my archaeology profs lent me a few of her artifacts for practice. Here are some ancient stone tools:







Long Time No Post

It's been a long time between posts. I'm sorry about that. I have had to take on a non-art day job, so my time for sketching has been limited. The only drawings I've been doing lately have been geared toward publication, and I'm not free to post them yet. Thanks to those of you who have continued to check back in for new posts. I've found a few old drawings I can share with you. Here's one from an old sketchbook:

I drew this as I working out the setting for a novel I was trying to write. I have since abandoned the project for lack of a plot.