Sunday, July 19, 2015

The second of two Dragon's Bowle Award scrolls

The second of two Dragon's Bowle Award scrolls was for Lord Volker Eisvogel zu Nortorf. As one half of a pair, I worked together with my Laural Mistress Bridget Greywolf.

The original pages are from the Master of Mary of Burgundy, 32-33. Prayer to St. Anthony Abbot.
The Dragon's Bowle for Gunhild von Brundswiek, calligraphy and illumination by Mistress Bridget Greywolf

The Dragon's Bowle for Volker Eisvogel zu Nortorf, calligraphy and illumination by me (Ailitha de Ainwyk)




The first of two Dragon's Bowle Awards

Here is the first of two Dragon's Bowle Awards scolls done in the period from September to December 2014.

The Dragons Bowle Scroll of Lady Victoria Alcon de Castille.
As she has a very late period persona I had some difficulty finding historical examples of awardlike book illumination. Here is what I found and adjusted to the final scroll.

- Original for Victoria Alcon de Castille's Dragons Bowle-

San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 60 f. 123 (Sappho). Epistres d’Ovide, trans. Octavien de Saint Gelais, 1497.



 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

medieval faces - mittelalterliche Gesichter in Manuskripten - Dragon's Bowle for Vrank von Attendorn

Dragon's Bowle for Vrank von Attendorn - for achieving a medieval atmosphere at events      
My first try at drawing and painting medieval faces started with the backlog assignment of Vrank von Attendorn's Dragon's Bowle. As I know Vrank's persona is from the 13th century, I thought immediatly of the Codex Mannesse as the Original to his Dragon's Bowle scroll. His achievements ranged from coin making, fire starting to making and using a sling and teaching others in it. So that's what I wanted to show in his scroll. As the Codex Mannesse has one image per page, I decided on one text page and 4 image pages. In the following pictures you will see the process of each image from the drawing, gilding, painting and shading to the finished page.




















Mein erster Versuch mittelalterliche Gesichter zu zeichnen und malen, begann mit der Beauftragung Vrank von Attendorn's Dragon's Bowle Urkunde zu schreiben. Die Mannessische Liederhanschrift (auch bekannt als Heidelberger Liederhandschrift) erschien mir als geeignetste Vorlage, da Vrank's Persona aus dem 13. Jh. stammt. Vrank ist bekannt für die Münzherstellung, Feuermachen bis hin zur Schleuderherstellung und Benutzung und das Unterrichten anderer in all diesen Fähigkeiten. Genau diese Errungenschaften wollte ich in seiner Urkunde zeigen. Da die Liederhandschrift eine Darstellung pro Seite zeigt, entschied ich mich für eine Textseite und 4 Bildseiten. Fotos der einzelnen Seiten von der Zeichnung, über die Vergoldung, das Malen und die Schattierung bis hin zum Endergebnis, sind oberhalb dieses Textes zu finden.

Material: Pergamenata (paper), sugar gesso and gold leaf, gouach paint