Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A recent discussion on the Ask a Laurel Facebook reminded me that I don't post here often enough. Fortunately I keep galleries of all my scribal work here:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112735004436194670657/albums/5647757165271617473

The most recent "big" endeavors have been continuing scribing but also last year's Visconti Tarot project (a snippet here from the scribal gallery.) Twelve cards all completely reproduced with period methods and materials, including my own handmade cardboard.  Needless to say the house was covered in gold leaf for months!

I am currently working on period style banners (pictures coming soon) and period masks, all of which ended up as odd extensions of scribal work because it seems almost everything I'm directly interested in is an extension of that.

The below shows a sketch of the French royal arms a la Charlemagne that is being completed with period materials and process. The cartoon was done in charcoal, traced onto the silk in charcoal and is in the process of being gilded at the moment. The only substitutions on this one will be the leaf itself as that was WAY too much gold leaf (all those fleurs) for my wallet!

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