Katherine Cook organized an archaeology themed edition of the wider #inktober challenge (draw something, every day, for the entire month). Her prompts:

archink prompts
#Inktober #archink prompts

I cannot draw. But I can trace. My hands shake a lot when I try to concentrate on doing fine work. (And yet, when I play piano, they don’t. Go figure). Below are my efforts at #archink. I didn’t hit every day, but I did get a lot of them.

Fragments

It’s been a long month.

Then I was on a plane, so I tried tracing a photo I took in the Museum of London:

 

Interprets

 

Builds

 

Sites

And then I gave Google Storyboard a try, on a video about the University of Reading excavations at Roman Silchester:

…when you’re using the app, you can reload it for different layouts, effects, video stills transformed into sketches of different styles etc.

 

Conserves

 

Conceals

 

Holds

 

Moves

 

Writes

 

Theorizes

Treasures

 

Colonizes

 

Decolonizes

 

Narrates

 

Collects

 

It’s been an interesting challenge. I think if I kept it up, I might eventually learn how to actually draw something ex novo. But until then, there is some satisfaction in remediating, tracing, things I find.

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