Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lis's Egypt Final Drawing

Hello! So here is my final drawing, much better than the first sketch...


  1. Lis! This is looking great! Sorry that I took so long to get you some feedback - I'm still working on my sketches and getting settled back in, should have something to show soon. Anyways, this is going to be really cool! I love that you decided to do a border - I love borders :) And it's totally appropriate for the subject matter - those ancient Egyptians loved them some decoration! The composition looks solid to me. One thing I noticed (and I know this only from doing research for my own piece) is that her hairstyle, from what I've read, is more that of a grown woman than a child. Children's hairstyles were kind of weird - there's a good description here - http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/hairstyles.html. I like the hairstyle you've got going on, just make sure she doesn't look too young for it. If she's a young woman, then you could pull it off as is, I think. I can't wait to see this in paint!

  2. Hey that's a great link! I never thought to check if children's hairstyles were different. So children didn't wear wigs? She is indeed young, maybe 10/11. I guess she could have reached puberty? Haha. I mean... I really don't want her to have half her head shaved, people who don't know anything about egypt would find that bizarre (and probably wouldn't look it up to see if it was accurate) and visually doesn't appeal to me... lol. If I'd drawn a boy, it would be different!

    freakish! lol

    I guess she could have just reached puberty. I mean she doesn't look THAT young, and it said young girls (when old enough) would wear hair in braids. Puberty doesn't always equal immediate boob-growth haha