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Cuan MacDaige & Vladimir Ivanovich Aleksandrov
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As my favourite historical hero, Joan has always had a special place in my inspirations and I've tried to formulate many variations of a painting of her, from martyr to battle hero. I finally decided that poor Joan had been a pious martyr enough, and that if the girl thought that she talked to her god and was leading a triumphant army and crowning a king, that she was sure to have some joyous moments. Here, I have painted one of them.
The image is historically accurate, with a few artistic liberations. The armour is based on early 15th century designs, the horse is suggestive of the massive war-horse freisens, and her banner is based on the oldest drawing of Joan, depicting the Holy Father holding the world with two angelic attendants and the words "Jhesus Maria" with fleur-de-lis in a rudimentary medieval style as was in the original image. She was also often shown wearing a red skirt. Liberations were taken to enhance her arched posture (which the steel breastplate wouldn't do), in the smaller saddle size to show off her armour, and in the red hue of her hair, which is believed to be black.
Finally, I'd like to leave you with a wonderfully fitting quotation by Winston Churchill in reference to my favourite hero: "Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years. She embodied the natural goodness and valour of the human race in unexampled perfection. Unconquerable courage, infinite compassion, the virtue of the simple, the wisdom of the just, shone forth in her. She glorifies as she freed the soil from which she sprang."
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shiny picture of the gilding & gold paint on MacCon's Coral Branch award scroll
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Based on a 1565 copy of the Roman de la Rose.
Gouaches and 23ct gold leaf on paper.

Details of some of the character on the left :) Each portrait circle frame is half an inch in diameter. The whole plate is 8x6 inches.

Part of the didactic wall of an upcoming expo. Several copies of illuminated plates, different styles etc...

Edit : And sold ! (Novembre 25th)
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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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Old Bulgarian Calligraphy
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Old church slavonic cyrillic
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old work of mine, done while studding in the academy of fine arts in Bulgaria, Sofia
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More or less everything is said on the pic ...
Flag left blank in order to add the husband and wife's names :) The original is a blessing for the sacrament of marriage.
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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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This is my 15th century Burgundian gown, constructed sometime around early 2007. The dress is made of velvet with faux fur trim, and it's worn over a kirtle made of light green linen. The henin (hat) was the most fun!
This picture was taken by Maboroshi.

More images can be found here: [link]
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After Von Heideloff's alphabet
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