D for Drawings in the Blogging from A to Z challenge, all about online jewellery collections.
In one of my jewellery handbooks, it’s described how to make detailed, realistic drawings of jewellery. It looks so easy, but doesn’t it always, in those step-by-step guides? In well made drawings, the jewellery looks almost real, and I don’t think that is something easy to achieve.
The magic to create three dimensions on a piece of paper. The magic to create jewellery on a piece of paper.
In a museum, the section with drawings may be a part that you skip. You are so focused on the displays with the “real things”, or you want to make it to the museum shop in time before it closes, or whatever that seems more interesting than some old drawings.
Well, here is your chance, a moment to have a look at a few jewellery drawings. These are made by Carl Fabergé, son of the famous Peter Carl Fabergé. All three belong to the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Belgium, and they are digitally available on BALaT, which is “Belgium’s art history in a single click”.
I find them amazing and I don’t know about you, but I think I would rather have the drawings than the jewellery!