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