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somk
04-04-2008, 05:54 PM
2 projects for students to realize over the next week-end :p I'll see if they survive ;)

Initial S from the "Très riches heures du Duc de Berry" and Initial P, italian white vines Renaissance style..
Azurite, Alizarine crimson, Malachite, gold leaf, etcetc...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2153/2387610073_a455ebfbdb_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2124/2387609059_55a58e5a07.jpg

For those interested, there is an "in progress" thread for these in the Calligraphy sub-forum. :)

objectivistartist
04-04-2008, 07:12 PM
The sense of 3-D in the gold is impressive.... :thumbsup:

youtin
04-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Just...wow *_*

MonicaB
04-05-2008, 08:40 AM
Very nice! Love that gold. Are the colors ink?

kitaye
04-05-2008, 10:50 AM
Beautiful. How did you get that puffy look on the inks?

somk
04-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks all :)
For info, the letters are between 2 in. and 3 inches tall.
There is no ink involved.
The gold leaf is applied on a medium *gesso* and the paint is pigments *powder* prepared with egg yolk *tempera*, arabic gum and water. The blue pigment is ground Azurite, the red : Alizarine and the green : Malachite. There even is a spot of gold powder :p

Ranger Dan
04-06-2008, 03:30 AM
Amazing! Some valuable letters there. Love the S more than the P, but both are fantastic.

scribblet
04-22-2008, 05:47 AM
Beautiful !!!

tanjoreartist
05-03-2008, 12:22 AM
They are wonderful, and too tempting...might start working one soon.:clap::clap: