|Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland|
The exhibition guided you through the idea of the Celts and their place in Europe from the earliest times right up to the revivals in the 19th and 20th Century. The degree of interpretations was fascinating, from who viewed themselves as Celts and when the whole concept of the Celtic world was born. The variety of objects was fantastic and there were many which totally fascinated me. In particular, I loved the patterns and the repeats and how the shapes hinted at animals and objects without being totally explicit. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed, although there are a couple of images on the website - http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/whats-on/celts/
|pages from my very rough sketchbook|
|More pages of quick sketches|
I know colouring in is very popular at the moment, but those detailed colouring in books would drive me nuts. I can't stay within the lines and all that concentration, just to be ruined by not being accurate enough...
|Coloured in with felt tip pens|
|Versions from on the computer - nicer colours too|