Saturday, March 19, 2016

an Ottoman charter design, and more painting

our plucky heroine seeks equanimity and patience whilst convalescing

As a way to attempt to keep myself from going stir crazy with boredom while my lungs slowly recover from pneumonia, decided to start on some sketching out of a potential Golden Torc* master charter design (for the Barony of Three Mountains), based on Ottoman artwork of the 13/14th C.

My initial layout idea is for two narrow decorative panels at the top and bottom of the page, with room in the center for the award text, and space set aside at the bottom for the Baronial seal, this is the bottom decorative panel. The larger flowers were inspired by this image, and the groundline and small foliage inspired by this image. By the end of Thursday, I'd achieved this partially inked charter design... still needed to choose and draw and ink the decorations for the upper panel, but I was pleased with the design so far...

and Friday's effort saw the imagery completed and ready for the calligrapher to add the award text to the master scroll design...
It was a lot of fun adding the decorative details to the upper panel. I gathered inspiration for the small people from a book of constellations, and added in the birds and plants inspired by pages from a book of natural history

my first Baronial charter master design

Prior to starting on the original charter design project this week, I also painted another two charters, one for the local Barony, and one for a Kingdom award, a Jambe charter:

March SMART goals
1 bee Laurel enamel L linen gown extended yard waste bin
2 charter painted - yard waste bin
3 charter painted - -
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5 original charter design - -
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*The Golden Torc award is a commendation: "given at the discretion of the Baronial Coronet as a token of thanks and appreciation"

1 comment:

  1. Hoping you're doing better. Nice you have friends to help. Thinking of you
    Marciae from SG