Saturday, September 28, 2013
"ONOMATOPOEIA = MIU"
It's been quite a while since I was inspired by the Illustration Friday theme. But this week I was. The theme is ONOMATOPOEIA, a word that sounds like the thing it represents.
Ink pen and colored pencil on acid free paper, 17.8 x 25.3 cm (7 x 10 in.),
spiral rings removed after the scan.
Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Burzacott of "Hieroglyphica", I had just such a word in mind.
The Onomatopoeia doesn't have to be in English. The ancient Egyptians called the cat "Miu"!
I found the reverse side of the sarcophagus for Prince Djehutymose's beloved cat Tamit in Jaromir Malek's _The Cat in Ancient Egypt_
The other side of the sarcophagus at the Cairo museum looks a little different.
I assembled my sketch model, but found I liked both versions of the cat and the offerings presented to her. So I created a model from each:
I drew, looking at both the two versions...
After scanning it, and removing the spirals, I then created another version:
A variation on the theme...
... and another variation for 5x7 inches
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