Hello everyone. I hail from the Shire of Adamastor, far distant southern tip of Drachenwald.
This is the first time I'm posting here, and the first time I'm putting a picture up on blogger, so I hope I don't muck it up. It's my first scroll too, so this is all a big beginning for me!
The calligraphy on this scroll was done by Meister Guntram, of my shire, and the illumination was done by me. I based it on borders from a 1515 book of the hours, at The Pierpont Morgan Library MS 732, with illumination by Jean Bourdichon. My rendition falls far short of his artistry, but I don't think it's too bad, simply as itself. If you do, please don't say so, you'll crush my fledgling illuminator spirit!
While this blog is supposed to be for people at all stages of artisry, the posts seem to mostly have been of amazing art that I couldn't hope to match. Thanks, Bridget :) for your post of an early work, it stopped me from being too intimidated to post. I have included the peonies of the original. The sunflowers I designed, trying to stick to the spirit of the original borders. I know the scroll recipient and know her favourite flower is the sunflower. Monsieur Bourdichon did not see fit to include sunflowers in his book, so I made it up. The G and the phoenix were gilded, the other gold is paint.
I don't know that there are any criticism you can make that I can't either :). One thing I'd like is advice on shading, although I have learnt from previous posts and comments on this blog.