Thursday, 21 January 2016

Week 16. Stone axe hammer heads

These axe hammers found in Nofolk may be Neolithic so could be over 4,000 years old (from the late Stone Age or early Bronze Age?). They're very heavy so whoever wielded them was super strong. I enjoyed drawing the shapes - like a Barbara Hepworth sculpture - and looking for the subtle colours in the stone. I prefer the first drawing with more energetic marks which seem to reflect the movement of the axes when used all those millennia ago.
Watercolour, charcoal pencil, conte crayon, graphite and ink
Pastel, charcoal pencil, graphite and pencil
They remind me of two bird's heads!

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