Friday, November 9, 2012
King Tut Pastel Resist
I've been taking an Ancient Civilizations history class as inspiration and although there is lots of great material to pull from I couldn't resist trying it on the nemes headdress, which is the striped cloth worn by the pharaohs.
King Tutankhamen's golden mask is probably one of the most well known representation.
- brown kraft paper
- reference photos
- pencil and eraser
- oil pastels
- blue disk tempera paint
- black paper for mounting
- white paper
- black and blue sharpie or felt marker
- red and turquoise colored/painted paper
- gold acrylic paint
- a few jewel embellishments
You want the lines vertical on the top of the headdress, horizontal on the sides.
The Pharaoh's also wore elaborate collars. This is represented in the golden mask as well. Make these lines curved along the neckline.
I like to add yellow acrylic to my gold acrylic paint to brighten it up a bit. I also find most metallic acrylic paint to be quite translucent these days. By adding yellow or brown to gold, white or grey to silver, and orange or brown to copper you will brighten that color and make it more opaque.
cobra and vulture heads at the top of the headdress.
Cut out the headdress from the kraft paper.
Using the black oil pastel add some shading to the face and neck. Put in a chin line, shade the cowl around the neck, put in the nose and the lips.
Cut out and glue into place.
You could also use black paint here if you wish.
Using the extra gold paper make the vulture head and the cobra for the top of the headdress. Add the mosaic (inlay) to the collar as well. Add the braided false beard on the chin. In the gold mask it appears to be quite blue/ almost mauve.
Mount on to black paper. You can also add a few gold touches with leftover paint if you wish.
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you next week.
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