Welcome to where PAST meets PRESENT!

Here you will find illustrations of stone tools and ceramics, drawing tips, and lessons.

You’ll learn how to illustrate artifacts by using a step-by-step technique that will enable you to create a valid drawing, regardless of your artistic ability. Illustrating artifacts is a way of breathing life into something old and creating it anew!

Simple techniques enable you to illustrate artifacts with ease. You can find each lesson on the right.

Check out this video on illustrating artifacts.

Whether you are a current archaeologist, an individual interested in learning how to draw realistic images of artifacts, or a student – with a desire to add a new skill to your resume … this website was designed for you.

“Hakuna matata,” no worries, you will be able to create an illustration, by following a few simple steps, even if you say you’re not an artist … I promise!

You’re going to learn how, with pen and ink, to indicate wear zones and worked areas made by human hands – thousands of years ago!

Let’s breathe some life into an old stone tool. …
Ready to Draw?
But first, let’s take a look at some of the art supplies you’ll need, and then we’ll begin with lesson one: Drawing Artifacts to Scale.

Art supply list for illustrating artifacts.



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