This scroll took me a while to complete. I started it back at the end of February 2012, then it took a looong break through the spring and summer, and then I finished it up now at the very beginning of September.
I made the promissory for it too. It was in fingerpaint.
Anyways, this is based on the Hours of Louis of Orleans, c. 1490. A bunch of folios from it can be seen here:[link]
Unfortunately the one mine is based off of isn't on that site... I've only managed to find one terribly grainy picture of it. It's the folio of St. Tobias & the Fish, whichever one that is.
Anyways, instead of Tobias with a fish, we have a windy-kitty, because the recipient is from Windmasters' Hill and he reeeeally likes cats.
Done with gouache and sumi ink on pergamenata. The gold stuff is yellow ochre arylic with a layer of gold gouache on top to make look more opaque.
The calligraphy hand was really, really annoying, and still doesn't look right. It's like if a gothic hand and a rotunda hand got really drunk at Pennsic and made a calligraphy baby. Le sigh. It's a shame, cause it looks really nice on the source pictures. Hard for me to recreate though.