Egypt became a civilization about 30 centuries ago, from it’s unification by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Egypt was the prominent civilization in the Mediterranean world.
Around 3400 B.C. two separate kingdoms were established. The Red Land to the North was based on the Nile River and the the White Land in the south.
Most ancient Egyptian were farmers living in small villages.
The pyramids were built around 2686 – 2181 B.C. under King Djoser.
Here’s a pic of a Anubus and Horus with hieroglyphics that I drew with a fine point sharpie.
Anubis is the jackal headed god that is in charge of mummification and the afterlife. Horus, the son of Osiris is the god of the sky with a falcon head.
I did my own modern design on the pyramids.
Hieroglyph’s are word pictures that represent the sounds of the Ancient Egyptian language. There are 2 types. One called Ideograms which depict objects that they represent and Phonograms which are images that represent the sounds of the Egyptian language. In this picture with Isis (the goddess of fertility and motherhood, mother of Horus, wife of Osiris) you can see the hieroglyph’s next to Isis at the top of the picture. And above Anubis and behind Osiris.
Osiris is the god of resurrection, the underworld, the afterlife. He is also Isis’s husband. BTW, Isis and Osiris were brother and sister. I think that they married to keep the royalty among the family which was common in their time.
Here’s a picture of Horus and his parents. Done with prisma colored pencils.
In this picture I created a god and a goddess with colored pencils just to show the colors and the details of the head attire and the jewelry.
This is a colored pencil sketch of the goddess Nuit. She is a sky goddess. This picture took a little more time to create due to all the different colors I had to use to make Nuit look real.
Here’s a few more pictures of Egyptian Art that I found online. Hope you like them.
If you would like any of these Egyptian sketches turned into a painting I’d be happy to be commissioned. All you need to do is click the ‘Contact’ button and drop me a e-mail.
If you would like to learn more about Egypt and it’s history visit these links.