© Joan Ann Lansberry 2013

The Process:

I'd been meaning to do this drawing for ages. I'd saved a photo of one of Tutankhamun's pectorals to the 'new' computer to inspire me. Then the 'new' computer died. Meanwwhile, the old Windows XP computer chugs on, fortunately.

The photo turned up again in my web travels. A Chinese fortune cookie admonished me, "Express yourself now." And I thought, yes, it's really high time I do some ART!

So I assembled a template from which to draw. The original pectoral  (Here if not there) featured a scarab with funky wings, no doubt brought about by the need for all of its metal components to touch each other. And I liked the top part of another one of Tut's pectorals better. And I thought the wings of the solar disc should spread out past the borders:

I also didn't care so much for the faces, so I found a nicer Nephthys via Setnakht's tomb (KV 14)

Via 'Ark in Time', 'Images Octave'

Linear version is available for printing and coloring.

Prior to doing the colored pencil version, I worked out the color harmonies in a digital version.

And here is an 11x14 print of the piece, (the original is too large for the intended space!), along with a statue of Isis...
Cheap bookcase has a thin cardboard back, too weak to hold a glass frame, hence the thumbtacks...