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.
This is about 3 by 3.75 inches wide, based on a miniature depicting the sounding of the 1st and 2nd trumpets of the apocalypse. It's found in a manuscript most likely from northern France (possibly Normandy) near the beginning of the fourteenth century. Made with gouache on pergamenata.
I've been eyeing this one for years looking for an excuse to finally paint it on a scroll, but I ended up just doing it as a way to test how long it takes me to paint something like this for a scroll. This took 7 hours and twenty minutes total (not counting numerous snack breaks). I've been attached to it because it has amazingly gorgeous colors. And fabrics. I think the angels turned out less androgynous and more '20's flapper. Oh well.
Made this for Atlantian 30 Year for the kingdom historian's display. Was dreading it the whole time, but it actually took a lot less time to do than I thought it would. It's the heraldry of all of the past barons and baronesses of Black Diamond, starting from the earliest at the bottom and going up to the current baron/baroness at the top.
Many thanks to Lady Eilionora for helping me paint the tiny shields. ([link])