Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Double Trouble Scroll
Here is the illumination part of the latest SCA scroll I am doing. This is a combination Award of Arms and Silver Osprey. The circle with the birds and sword abouve the kings head is the Silver Osprey (a fighting award) and the sheild with the 3 frogs is the Arms of the person this is for. This is based pretty directly from "The Book of Kings" also known as the Morgan picture Bible. It is from the 13th century and is a very extensively illuminated book. This is based on Folio 46 verso and is 8 1/2 x 11, done in egg tempera and gold leaf on velum (the hide not the paper). I did cheat a bit and had to use some micron pen and som Acrylic, but 99% of this is authenticaly correct for it's period. Calligraphy is yet to be added. I HATE gold leaf! Picture 22.