Byzantine Tir Righ award 


A Tir Righ Principality award, the Red Flame, given fall 2015. This was Byzantine to match the reign, and customized some for the recipient. I chose a two page layout to better match the layout of the exemplar, a 12thC psalter.  

Gouache and gold ink on Pergamenta. 



Based largely on

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/474236?enlarge=true
The hand is a Byzantine Greek/Cyrillic pseudo hand created by Halima Al-Rakkasa


She based the hand on the Phillips lectionary which is 11thc Byzantine. 

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/11/the-phillipps-lectionary-a-window-into-11th-century-byzantine-illumination.html


All the outlines are gold ink, which was smoother than expected; the rest of the gold is gouache and burnished. All the gold would have been leaf in period. 


The sheep was added for the recipient, and is inspired by another contemporary manuscript. http://imagesonline.bl.uk/index.php?service=search&action=do_quick_search&language=en&q=%236021


Just the gold ink. 


Blue



Red and green


Adding the gold gouache. (linel light gold, it’s grainy on the brush, but is burnish able. I generally use at least two layers)


Details post white work. 

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