Alas, poor Yorrick!

Mycenaean Fresco

Mycenean Fresco

This new sketch is based on a fresco from Mycenae. They ruled the Aegean Sea from 1400 BC until 1100 BC. Their is a deceptive simplicity to ancient art that I find very appealing.

Who was this woman? Why is she smiling?


Writing prompt: Drawing of face in profile.


In another life I spent many pleasurable hours drawing and sketching. I thought I had lost all of these pictures but I recently found them in my parent’s attic. I have decided to share them on my blog as writing prompts. I would be delighted to think a drawing of mine might inspire a story or poem.
I will be my sharing my drawings over the next few months.
Thanks and all the best.