How to Draw an Ancient Egyptian Head
PAPER BATIK PAINTING OF QUEEN NEFERTARI
Our Ancient Egyptian head is based upon a painting of Queen Nefertari from her
tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Queen Nefertari is usually shown wearing the Royal Vulture Crown of the goddess Nekhbet, the protector of Upper Egypt. Nefertari was the favourite wife of the greatest of all the pharaohs, Rameses II, and she bore him at least six children. She probably died after his 30th year on the throne, about 12 centuries before the birth of Christ.
artistic process used to create the time-worn effect of this portrait is a mixed media technique called Paper Batik. In this lesson we will guide you through this technique from the initial drawing to the completed portrait explaining each step of the process as we go.