Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday apparently dot day

Wednesday I got a lot accomplished.  Interlace traced along the sides and top and some painting done as well as a surprising amount of dots showing up. 

In Celtic style illumination there are a ton of little red dots outlining everything; important words, as filler for an illuminated initial, just because the monks had been chewing on their paint brushes again.  My three main sources of inspiration for this style of work are The Book of Kells (of course), The Book of Durrow, and The Lindisfarne Gospels.  There are dots everywhere in all three. 

Nothing too surprising happened today.  I was kinda thinking about leaving it black and white with only the dots for color but Hoggar said no.   

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