Thursday, 18 June 2009

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Protectors Scroll

I decided to enter A&S Protectors and found it to be the toughest challenge so far - both in the piece of work I decided to make and in the competition from the other entries. I did a piece based on a 15th century French book of hours featuring St. John of Patmos - the author of the Book of the Apocalypse. I did it on goat parchment and gilded a substantial part of it. Here it is:

Monday, 5 January 2009

New Scroll

I can finally post this, now that the recipient has received it.

This was the toughest challenge I have set myself so far. I used a different method and I have to say that it worked better for me than I had hoped. Following the example from a 15th century German illustrator's handbook, every little element that I started, I finished completely before moving onto the next element, building gradually. It went smoothly and ever so encouragingly.

I know that I still have alot to work on and so much more still to learn, but I am satisfied with what I have achieved so far.

Lady Trinite, the Kingdom Clerk Signet, and Baroness Ursula were instrumental in the scroll being entered for the Kingdom A&S Competition at the recent 12th night Coronation that I was unable to attend. To my amazement the scroll won!!! I am so surprised by this as I know how many wonderful scribes there are in the Kingdom!!

Still, here is a scanned image of the scroll.