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:
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...