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Archaeological illustration video workshop

Archaeological illustration video workshop

October 28, 2020 March 25, 2021

As part of the Festival of Archaeology Harborough Museum invited Deborah Miles to choose a unique object for an online Archaeological Illustration workshop, which you can watch below and follow along to take part. This video was live streamed on Monday 26th October 2020.

Deborah previously worked with the University of Leicester’s Archaeology and Ancient History department, and now runs her own art & heritage business, DM Artology. You will learn more about the fascinating Iron Age tankard handle from the Hallaton Treasure – and bring it to life through drawing, with Deborah’s help and guidance.

With Deborah, you will be working in pencil to draw in the details and shade the artefact to make it look more 3D than 2D (more real!). This session is all about using your eyes to create a detailed pencil drawing of an archaeological artefact.

You will need to have the following ready;

  1. Print of the photo of the artefact from our below or have ready on your desktop to refer to, but remember you will need to be able to watch the session as well
  2. For the little ones and the big ones! Print off the prepared template to draw inside and shade
  3. A4 white paper or tracing paper
  4. HB pencil recommended, for softness to be able to shade and blend, or any B graded pencils
  5. Sharpener to keep a good point on your pencil
  6. Eraser
  7. Ruler if you need to measure in any details

We would love to see your finished drawings, so please share them on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Image credit: Karon from Facebook

Tap or click the images below to view a downloadable version.


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