Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Acomplishment of Arms Commission

I was commissioned to do an Accomplishment of Arms for my friend Mistress BelAnna de Rouge de Anjou, she is originally from the East but now lives in Calontir. I was crazy and decided to do all her gold in leaf! The scan does not do it justice but in person it is very spiffy! This is 8 1/2 x 11 on Velum (skin not paper), Acrylic, Watercolor (ProWhite), gold leaf. The white stands out much better on the original, the scan made the velum whiter than it was. I am showing the process of this piece just so some of you can see some of how I work. I was going to do the leafing first but decided the color would help me get sharper edges if I did it first.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Header

I can never leave anything as is for long if it is easy to change. So I have made a new header for this Weble. It is my full accomplishment of Arms. I love heraldic display and as a Laurel and Pelican I get all the bells and whistles! So here is a 1500's style version of my arms, with putti supporters etc! Based very strongly on a version of the Arms found in a writing desk belonging to Henry VIII.