Artifact Line Art by Michael McGrath
LIne art of artifacts is a time honored tradition among professional archaeologists and those artists who draw for them.  
Line art involves drawing the artifact in exacting detail for publication.  Often times this results in greater detail and
understanding than is possible with high resolution photography.  Every little detail of the artifact is captured by the line art
artist.

What I offer here is line art that I've done based upon pictures of artifacts and other line art pictures.  All are original works
of art done by me and available for purchase.  I could hardly create this page without giving tribute to the best line artist
that there has ever be.....Val Waldorf.  Val passed away unexpectedly a few years ago, but she was and is the best.

All artwork offered here is original and comes unmatted unless noted.  Michael McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland
Designs retains all copy and reproduction rights to each image purchased here.  What that means is that we may decide
to offer prints and/or T-shirts with the images of these original works.  When you purchase an original work here, you
agree not to reproduce the work in any  format without the express written consent of Michael McGrath and/or
Susquehanna Woodland Designs.  All works are signed and dated by Michael McGrath.
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Here is one of the very best line art drawings I've ever done.  It's the only drawing I know of that
has this many different types of fluted points illustrated.  Among them are:  Clovis, Folsom,
Crowfield, Barnes Cumberland, Cumberland, and Wenatchee Clovis fluted points.  This drawing
alone took 12 hours.  Some of the points are famous points, while some I created completely
from scratch so they do not exist as a real artifact.  This piece now resides in a good knapping
friends personal collection.
LD09-01 Fluted Points        $75.00
Sold
Dove Tails are one of the most collected and coveted point amongst collectors.  Illustrated here
are the top most desired and collected of all the Dove Tails.  The illustrated points themselves
are 7 1/4 inches long.  About 7 1/2 hours of time was invested in this piece.  This is a super
original artwork for the price!
LD09-02 Dove Tails      $60.00
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Perkiomen points don't recieve the recognition many of us Northeastern collectors and knappers
think that they deserve.  So, I decided to pay respects to this great Woodland point with this
drawing.  The drawing was based upon a picture of a real artifact found in PA.  The point
measures nearly 4 3/4 inches.  This would look beautiful framed and on the wall of a PA
collector's artifact room.
LD09-04 Perkiomen      $20.00
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs,
all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs,
all rights reserved
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna Woodland Designs,
all rights reserved
Crowfield Points are not well know in the circles of fluted point collecting because they are a rare
Northeastern fluted point known for their extreme thinness and multiple fluting.  Here I've
illustrated the Chataqua County, NY Crowfield.  This is an early drawing, so the price reflects that
fact.  It's still a nice orignal signed drawing of a rare point type.
LD09-03 Crowfield     $14.00
Copyright 2009 by Michael E. McGrath and Susquehanna
Woodland Designs, all rights reserved
Sold to an archaeology student