Thursday, January 5, 2012

Two Celtic Scroll Blanks


A few more scroll blanks "finished".
I use the term finished loosely as I plan on cleaning up some of the color and some of the inked in lines.  It's late and I'll likely finish a handful of Celtic blanks and then come back and clean them all up at the same time.

 


Paper Stock:  Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in

Paint: Gouache
Gilding: None
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Border was inspired by a section of a 7th century plaque as represented in the book "101 Celtic Beasts".
Initial word "Pay" inspired by decorations from the Book of the Kells.







Paper Stock:  Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: None
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Border was inspired by a section of a page from the Durham Gospels as represented in the book "101 Celtic Beasts".
Initial word "Tell" inspired by decorations from the Book of the Kells.