Welcome to where the PAST meets PRESENT!
Here you will find illustrations of stone tools and ceramics, drawing tips, and lessons.
You’ll learn how to illustrate an artifact by using a step-by-step technique that will enable you to create a valid drawing, regardless of your artistic ability.
Simple techniques enable you to illustrate artifacts with ease. You can find each lesson under the Blog.
Whether you’re a current archaeologist, 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!
Below is a photo of a pictograph from a Chumash cave in the Simi Hills area of Ventura County, California. I turned it into a digital painting. It took awhile for me to embrace the idea of digital art. However, I have realized there is a place for this kind of medium. cont. below
The computer can be used alone (Push a filter button and see what happens!) or as a tool to mix colors and give you an idea of how the subject will look without wasting loads of paint (which I have done numerous times) before you break out your brushes and canvas. It’s also a great tool for cleaning up your artwork.
Hand-Stamped Art Journal / Notebook
$16.99 + Free Shipping!
Your art journal kit contains 60 blank pages / 30 sheets of quality paper for sketching and note taking; a mechanical pencil (with a good eraser…we know how important good erasers can be); a bookmark with sample drawings, and an original pencil sketch by yours truly.
Take notes and create sketches for your next project. I like to use my journal when meeting prospective clients.
As a visual person, a picture really is worth a thousand words… I can draw thumbnail sketches of artifacts right in front of my client, this way we can both make sure it’s what he/she has envisioned, and even make corrections, before getting started on the actual drawings. This step saves time and money for both parties.