Friday, August 30, 2013

Award Scroll - Feast of Saint Ethyl - Award of the Willow

Scroll created with following text:

To all and singular unto whom these presents shall come, know that we, Catarina Queen of the Middle Kingdom and Patroness of the Arts, and Lucien Our King, are mindful of the skills in which Aengus O'Nolan hath displayed in the science of woodworking and bow making, wish to recognize him as a Companion of Our Order of the Silver Oak. We grant unto him all rights and responsibilities attendant upon this rank and the right to bear the without let or hindrance from any person. Given by our hands this 24th day of August, A.S. 48, while sitting on our thrones at this Feast of St. Ethyl in our Shire of Swordcliff.

Drawn with mechanical pencil and then inked with metal tipped dip quill pen using India ink.

Painted with gouache paint.  

I was very happy with the way this scroll turned out, but very upset with the way it photographed.  The green in the center of the animal seems to be different shade than it looks in person.  I was in a rush and didn't have any better option than my crummy camera though.