In keeping with the tradition of Egyptian themed drawings, here is a charcoal drawing of an Egyptian Sarcophagus. The sarcophagus is traditionally reserved for mummified bodies of dead Egyptian pharaohs, so the face was detailed with deep cheekbones, eye sockets, and an emaciated look. The charcoal medium was used to draw quick energetic lines and create the structure of the sarcophagus. After blending and pushing the black charcoal around, sanguine sepia and white chalk was used to add the lighter gold portions around the headdress and face. The black charcoal was then used again to sketch in deep shadows by redrawing similar line paths multiple times. This helps to create unusually deep, dark shadows in the drawing that are not fully reproducible in a digital format. There is a sense of weight and depression to the drawing, thus making the clear white background all the more striking.

Egyptian Sarcophagus Charcoal Drawing

Egyptian Sarcophagus Charcoal Drawing

7 thoughts on “Egyptian Sarcophagus Charcoal Drawing

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:17 pm
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    Your art is awesomeness…

    =P

  • December 13, 2007 at 8:59 pm
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    Hi Ronald, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. 🙂

  • October 3, 2008 at 6:29 am
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    is this real?

  • October 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm
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    Yes, both the drawing and Egyptian Sarcophagi are real.

  • October 23, 2009 at 9:39 am
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    yo look this drawing is awsome but i need f**** info about the sarcaphogus for my egypt project

  • January 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm
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    hey dude that so cool can you teach me or give me teach on how to skectch a egyptian guys face?

  • February 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm
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    They look awesome!

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