The final exhibit , shown above, featuring the Lampedusa Cross ;small boats made from bicycle mudguards and burnt matches ; and plaster casts of tshirts commemorating drowned refugees brought a lump to my throat.
The Petrie Museum's cases are so jam-packed with items, it's overwhelming and difficult to choose what to draw. Having found a reasonably comfortable chair with a table to spread out , my tactic this time was to draw whatever was in front of me: small broken pots with faded markings and quirky double flasks.
There was also the bonus of overhearing a curator explain to a couple of students about how to handle, measure and photograph objects and where to find further information about them - fascinating.
I mainly used different sizes of sanguine PITT pens and pencil but also experimented with some khadi papers. I should do more of this ,it's so much easier to work on a toned background adding darks and lights ( white gel pen) and the texture of the paper adds another dimension.