|what it is|
|the actual inspiration|
This is for an award scroll I'm working on right now. The lined lay out is something you can see in an earlier post. I can't show the whole thing block-painted and calligraphed yet because it hasn't been given out but what I can show is some of the illumination as I go. I am really excited about this so far and nervous too... Each step further in I take leads me further away from being able to say wth if I screw it up. Becoming invested in a piece makes it really hard to walk away from it if I mess up. I tend to work very quickly as a rule but because I am not used to this style of illumination I'm taking my time and doing other scroll stuff in between to test out techniques.
Any way..here is what has been done so far. Filling the two gold strips with the flowers has taken roughly 4 hours with a couple of 5 minute doing laundry breaks in between.
|bottom left corner stripe, strawberries|
|the other side|
|the basic colours being blocked|
|the detail with shading and highlighting|
|finishing with the surrounding decorations.|
The blue shows up hellishly vibrant under the camera it's actually darker than it looks. And yes the gold leaf has issues.