sábado, 13 de outubro de 2012

Sancto Georgio

The 3rd drawing of this series: Saint George and the dragon! The same style of manuscript decoration as before, this time with text in latin (gothica textura quadrata).

The stages of production and tools used:
  • Ruling (margins and lines) - ruler & lead point
  • Writing - quill pen (goose), iron gall ink & parchment knife
  • Drawing (sketch) - lead point
  • Drawing (final) - quill pen & ink
  • Gilding - medium & gold leaf
  • Painting (border decoration & initial) - various brushes & paints 
  • Painting (main drawing) - various brushes & paints

quinta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2012

St. Ursula II

The painting is done. Next stage - gilding (which in fact should have been done first of all...). 
It will take some time, I have to practice more before I apply the gold-leaf on the drawing, I don't want to ruin it.

*edit* And it's done! Now it's a truly illuminure with the gold leaf. The gilding was made by Ana.