Lekanides (plural) are Greek red and black ceramics commonly decorated with lively pictures of maidens and palm fronds.
The lekanis consists of two parts: a shallow lid with a large, flat knob which was often turned over and used as a plate, coupled with a small shallow bowl, two ribbon-like horizontal handles, a low footed base, and a rim with a ledge to receive the lid. A lidded lekanis was generally used as a cosmetic container or as a gift for brides, which was given by their fathers on their wedding day and filled with trinkets. (Reference - the Perseus Encyclopedia. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0004:entry=lekanis&highlight=)
My drawing will be colored pencil on Illustration board and approximately 9” x 9”. For a subject of this nature the drawing needs to be rendered as correctly and accurately as possible. I actually love this sort of illustration work. I find it both challenging and quite elegant to create.
This is the first stage - a detailed pencil drawing. Once this is corrected and checked I will begin adding color.
Lekanis Lid - pencil drawing.