It's been a bit quiet in my gallery for a while. That's because I've been working rather hard on finishing my master thesis the last months. I'm not yet finished, so I'm afraid I won't be able to submit too many drawings over the next weeks, but at least I wanted to show you this one. It's something I did as a tiny job, not as a hobby (as the drawings I usually submit), but I thought you might like it anyway.
It's one of thirteen drawings for a museum in Kronach (Germany). It shows two kids creating a digital plan of an archaeological excavation by using a tachymeter.
Actually, tachymeters are complicated devices from hell and they might be a bit hard to use for kids, but since the child on the right is the narrator on every one of our new signs, we decided to let him appear in this drawing anyway. (I guess kids CAN do this, if there are adults around to help. ^^)
The child in the ochre tunic normally lives in bronze age, but he traveled in time for this scene. That's why he wears these stranges clothes. Also, he has no shoes, because my professor (who leads this project) said we couldn't tell for sure what shoes looked like in his time, so I may never draw him wearing shoes. In real life, of course, he wouldn't be allowed to walk around on an excavation barefooted. It was a bit of a dilemma for me to decide whether I wanted to draw him barefooted or not, since both would somehow be wrong
(In case it ever turns out that bronze age people of southern Germany would have been embarrassed to be seen without shoes, I would so be laughing at this! After all, they didn't write down their thoughts and there are societies today who regard walking around barefooted as improper. One never knows what Bronze Age people might have thought about our shoeless boy.
Anyway: I hope you like it! If I'm lucky, I might be able to draw some things for myself again in a few weeks.
Please do not copy this without my permission! Thanks