Tears of Ra
Ink Pen Drawing for Sale
Tears of Ra © 2016 Monica Gunderson - All Rights Reserved; Unauthorized Reproduction Prohibited
Tears of Ra
An ink pen drawing depicting the ancient Egyptian folklore story of Ra and the honey bees. Artwork is drawn by using the pointillism drawing style with fine-point ink pens.
Certificate of Authenticity with the Artists' signature included.
Size: 11 x 8.5 inches
The Story Behind the Art:
The story behind the drawing is based off of an ancient Egyptian myth of the origin story of the honey bee. According to ancient Egypt lore, the honey bee came from the tears of Ra. When Ras' tear drops would hit the sandy ground, honey bees emerged and they immediately visited nearby flowers and producing honey and honey combs. The ancient Egyptians were great bee keepers and had used the honey and the comb for medicinal, preservative, candles, sculpture, and they also had a deep spiritual connection with honey bees. In fact, in Lower Egypt one of the Pharaohs was titled as Bee King because the area was lush with vegetation and extensive cultivated lands which is a great place for bee-keeping, and yes there is even an Egyptian bee goddess.
Most of this drawing I completed with using the pointillism drawing technique. As seen in my artwork, "Tears of Ra", it is colored with several tiny dots created by the use of a fine-point ink pen. This drawing took me at least a month to complete, especially since I have been having issues with my right (dominant) hand, wrist, arm and shoulder. However, I have been attempting to draw more with my left hand so I can continue to create art and do what I love.
View Pictures of Tears of Ra, Drawing in Progress.
Monica Gunderson Fine Artist