This time of year is always tough for me on the sketching front. Besides it being a busy time of year, I always get lethargic while getting used to living in the dark (we’ve only got about 9 hours of daylight these days). To top it off, this year I’ve had the flu and now seem to be have some intestinal thing. This has been very disappointing because our weather has been very atypical (ie low 40s F) and I should be out walking/sketching.
Whatever the reasons, the bottom line is that while I continue to draw (scribble?) at home, I haven’t gotten out sketching much. Here’s a sketch I did the last time I was at the museum. The model for it is a leg from a ‘bier’, the low table upon which a sarcophagus was placed.
This guy is Bes, a dwarf god. He must be popular as there are several versions of him in the museum’s Egyptian exhibit. He was hard to draw because it’s so darn dark in the exhibit that it’s hard to see the shapes. On several occasions I had to swing my booklight around and shine it on him so I could see the statue.