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Medieval Quilt-Style Miniature by Merwenna Medieval Quilt-Style Miniature by Merwenna
This was a random little project that took *FOREVER* to complete. Diapering really adds a hefty chunk of time onto how long it takes me to complete something.

This is 6"x 6" and is done with gouache on pergamenata. It actually gave me nightmares the night after I did most of the diapering. Kept trying to think up new patterns. AUGH.

It was a really fun design based off of this miniature from a bestiary: [link]

I like the way that the diapering combines to make it look like a quilt. Lots of letters. The little figures are based off of things from the Book of the Hunt, the Manesse Codex, and various bestiaries.

Prints and the original are up in my Etsy store!
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:iconelenek:
This is insane!!! The diapering behind the A and the fade from white to red in the E an V leave me in awe. I agree. Watermark that before it gets snagged.
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Hey, you might want to watermark the one on Etsy before someone steals the image.
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Merlyn-Gabriel Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is lovely.
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Merwenna Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Merwenna Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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WorldsEdge Oct 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yep. I spotted the Manesse Codex reference immediately. The diapering really is exceptional. I'd like to see that in person!
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Merwenna Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! :) Pretty sure my eyes are permanently crossed now, though.
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