Deo FaventeDeo Favente.There was a time that Richard the Lionheart thought God was with him. It was a natural assumption to him. After all, it is God that grants a king power over others; it had to mean that He was with him. That He was with all the righteous people of the nation of England. England, the nation famous for its strong belief in Christianity, renowed for its dedication to the true faith.It is his faith in God, and that of his men, that brought them where they are today. Here, at the broken citadel of Arsuf, to defeat Saladin's heathen horde and return the Holy City of Jerusalem to the followers of Jesus Christ. God was on their side all the time, He had to be, else he is certain he must have perished in this desolate wasteland a long time ago.Yet all his certainty about a divine favor for the English has vanished as he looks at the man in front of him, with the dead bloodied body of his lieutenant, Robert de Sable, still at his feet. Both he and the other man pleaded their case w
Painting Fabrics: Part IITutorial TuesdayWelcome Back!If you’ve missed the first part, you can find it here.I do urge you to read it if you are relatively new to painting, and would like to find out about the basic rules when it comes to painting fabrics. If you don't need that, please, do read on!So, without further ado, let’s jump right back into it. Having discussed different fabrics and their attributes, I thought it would be nice to continue with patterned fabrics, how to work them into your paintings, and what to look out for.[ Detail of a painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud ]Painting PatternsSo you have the basic fabric thing down and now want to move on to decorating the clothes your characters are wearing with something that catches the eye. Like stripes! They are simple enough... or are they?