Artifact illustration is relied upon to convey a level of detail and clarity that is often unachievable with photography. Tool marks and surface irregularities are some of the aspects that illustration is able to express. Illustration also allows for visual extrapolation of shape, size, or design of fragmentary objects. Ceramic profiles, for instance, concisely present the shape of a vessel, allowing for discussion of shape development or comparison to other vessels. High contrast black and white illustrations also tend to photocopy much better than their photographed counterparts, and lend a polished, professional look to publications.

Whether you need one artifact illustrated, or hundreds, I will draw them to the standards you request - whether for publication, inclusion in a report, or display on a website. I can produce digitally or hand-inked final drawings, depending on your preferences, needs, and what would be the most cost-efficient.

Photogrammetry

Close-range photogrammetry can be used to model objects in 3D. It may be used in place of, or in addition to, traditional artifact illustration, and permits a viewer to interactively manipulate an image in order to see all sides of it. The products of photogrammetry can be included in artifact records, digital publications, or displayed in online exhibits. Whether you want one artifact digitized, or several, I will efficiently produce accurate, textured renderings that help connect viewers to the tangible past.

 

Other Services

Upon request, I am also available to create maps and develop websites. For examples of my work in these areas, please contact me at archaeologicalgraphics@gmail.com,