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Letia's Award of the Notus by Merwenna Letia's Award of the Notus by Merwenna
This scroll is mainly based off the Hours of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (c. 1454-55). The Hours contain grisaille miniatures that fill about half of each page, underneath which the customary texts for a book of hours are written in bastarda, following a large puzzlework illuminated letter.

The miniature I chose to use for the scroll is based off of a full-page color miniature from the Hours of Mary of Burgundy (c. 1477), in which a lady is sitting at an open window looking into the interior of a gothic church. Instead of depicting the church, I used a landscape from the background of the Hours of the Cross in the Très Riches Heures of John, Duke of Berry (completed c. 1485- 90).

I used ground pigments bound with glair on vellum - my first time with all period materials! WOO.

Full doumentation is in the journal entries. ^_^

Completed in January 2011.
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Moonlight-Seraph Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exquisite work!
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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HessianPeel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
wow!
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovin' the red n blue embellishments around the capital.
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! The pen I was using for them was totally obnoxious, though. :)
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canvasofnight Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Mrrrrr <3
It is awesome! I want to hug it.
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LadySerafina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Fantastic! How did you make your glair? Did you like it?
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, well I've only made it the one time so far, so let's see if I remember... I think we just beat the egg whites, let it sit, and then scooped off the fluffy stuff that accumulated. I used the remaining liquidy stuff to mix with ground pigments that my laurel had lying around.

I actually really liked the glair once I got used to it... it came off the brush like a dream :)
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