Monday, March 30, 2009

Seal hunters again

One of my ambitions as an archaeological illustrator is to present prehistoric people as individuals that act, rather than as a blurred mass that things happen to. In this illustration we are back on the shores of the Baltic Sea. This group of seal hunters represents the Pitted Ware culture that flourished in southern Scandinavia 3200-2300 BC, approximately.

5 comments:

ArchAsa said...

I love the fact that you show people of different ages participating in an activity, something that is far too rare among illustrators. The seal skin clothes are great as well.

Martin said...

Well done, great pic!

Mandala said...

Ja, det är det som är så ovanligt och speciellt med dina forntidsbilder. Roligt att det är en medveten tanke.

Måns Sjöberg said...

Thanks for your comments! Yes, prehistory is often presented as THE START with prototype people aged 25-35, all with similar faces and a uniform "dark rat" hair colour. My view, that I try to put forward in my illustrations, is that variation was always there.

Jose A. Sencianes said...

Very good job! I like all the human figure drawings, are very difficult to me. Greetings from Spain!!