Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Walters M. 168 page

A quick border based on Walters M. 168.16R, by Willem Vrelandt. The manuscript is a 1430's Book of Hours with nice, simple borders. These are just perfect for fast projects. I think I put about three-ish hours into this, start to finish.

Masters of the Dark Eyes Missal page

I think I do some of my most fun work at Ren Faire demos. I pick something pretty that I want to paint, take lots of breaks and always have someone to talk to. I knocked this bit out at Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2014 over two days.

Inspiration comes from
Walters Ms. W.175, known also as the Masters of the Dark Eyes Missal which originates in Utrecht, Netherlands at the end of the 15th century.

Neat book with a fabulous name. If you'd like to take a longer look at the many, many sumptuous illumination pages from the manuscript, you are in luck as the Walters has digitized the whole manuscript. Click for sexy, blingy images.

I look forward to trying out a few more pages from this gem. I'll be turning them in for general Kingdom use, so if you end up on the receiving end, drop me a line!