Good craftsmen were appreciated in ancient Egypt. They
usually lived comfortable lives. But, craftsmen were not allowed to
sign their work. Still, word got around if someone had talent.
had a special way of drawing or painting people. You would be very
uncomfortable if you tried to stand in the same position artists
painted people. The Egyptians drew heads, eyes, legs, and feet as if
you were looking at them from the side. They drew shoulders and chests
as if you were looking at them from the front. (You can see this in
the picture at the top of this page.) It was uniquely Egyptian, and
very distinctive. Men were usually drawn with dark colors and women
with light colors.