Thursday, May 10, 2007
Constances Pananche on Bumlerin Arts
Here's my latest scroll. I wanted to make this in woodcut block print, but I have not had enough time on my hands to learn it yet. So I decided to make this with just inks and steelnib on reindeer drumskin. Size is roughly A4.
The amount of text in german (translated by baron Agilmar, miswritten by me) would have been wee but too much to cut in mirrorimage, not to mention the woodblock image. I will train this on deck of cards...maybe then I can start massprinting scrolls.
The ink on text was not best quality...it was a bit bloggy, so I added just few drops too much water, and it turned too runny. Oh well. Lots to improve, more practice, more practice.
Image is traced/drawn copy photo of Lady Constance sitting on cannon. The scene on background is 16th c. Uppsala cathedral (where she is from) - the framing and general style on images design, as well as the layot of the backgroud is form c. 1530 images on landsknechts.