I was introduced to Egyptian burial practices in the usual place – a romantic comedy called The Mummy. The bad guy was dead, but his lover was determined to bring him back to life. They entered the place where the mummy was buried and next to it were several urns and we were told they contained the organs of the guy in the sarcophagus. Getting the romantic adventure comedy yet? I guess you had to be there.
Anyways, some of the most artifacts in our museum’s Egyptian exhibit is a set of these urns. I’d been avoiding them because I knew that when I did them I’d have to draw all four at once and because I draw at a rate slower than glaciers and snails, I knew it would take me a while. But the time came and the deed is done.
I shaded them with light blue, which seems a mistake as my scanner isn’t subtle in its treatment of light blue and so some of the shading was lost in translation. Doesn’t matter, though, these were fun to draw.