Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Since this is a backlogged scroll I don't mind sharing it here. It's about to be mailed off the get signed then handed to its rightful owner but first it gets its screen debut.
Since I struggle with acanthus leaves I wanted to push myself to get on with doing more. I tend to stick with what I know for a really long time before I step out of the box. I love the look of the florally stuff but I suck at shading so much I really tend to shy away from it completely. I am okay with how this turned out but I feel I still have a really long way to go.
Paper is heavy pergamenata, white
Paints are gouache and water colour
Oak-gall ink scabiosa from Boesner
sugar and gum arabic gesso with transfer gold leaf
metal nib dip pen nib size 1.5