Ancient Door

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door.

Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found?

I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgot to scan in the backgrounds on the front, but I remembered the backs. This is what this background looked like before I added brush pen and colored pencil to create the wall and door.

I wanted to capture the rough stone texture of the walls. I think gouache & colored pencil is probably a fairly unique mixed media combination

Artwork-Gouache & Zebra Zensations Brush Pen, and Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencil in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book. Reference photo from marcoeyes on Pixabay.


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Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

6 thoughts on “Ancient Door

  1. I see two faces, too. lower section, one on each side. did you plan those? I am proud of myself for finding them. I rarely see things in photos

  2. Beautiful and vibrant! I love how the door seems so hidden and ancient but the colors (and the faces!) seem to be witnesses to the celebration of being discovered and remembered. 🙂 It once was lost….but now is found.

  3. Beautiful! I see the 2 left and right faces and one mid left that looks likes a big cat head. 🥰🥰❤️

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