Hope all those who have had a lot of snow are keeping safe and warm,
look after yourselves!
For 'Birds, beasts and humans' at Art Journal Journey I have made a journal page (A3) with an old Egyptian theme. I painted the background with orange and yellow acrylic paints and sprayed some diluted red ink to give more colour. The image shows Tutankhamen squashing his enemies under foot, on a background painted with blue-green and gold. Then I added colours for the jewels and gold, and used white highlighter to define the lines. After fussy cutting it I placed it onto the background. I drew the eye of Horus and the Ankh with felt pens. The quote is from Pharaoh Akhnaton, who lived about 1400 BC. I find the strange beings who are part animal or bird, and part human, very fascinating. Horus was one of the oldest and most significant of the Egyptian deities, and is sometimes portrayed as a man with a falcon head. The Ankh is also known as the 'Breath of life', or the 'Key of the Nile', and represents the concept of eternal life.
Hope to have more photos to show you tomorrow, I wasn't able to get out much today!
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!