Ottoman style Crystal Rainbow

A baronial award  in the style of 16th c Ottoman documents. Ink and gouache on paper. The top figure is a Tughra for Sebastian and Erika, Coronets of Three Mountains. A tughra is the officially stylized signature of the sultan, so its presence suffices for both seal and signatures. The Tughra format is ‘sultan’s name,…

Roman Vergil style Crystal Rainbow

A Baronial service award, done in October 2015. Gouache on pergamenta, Roman Rustic hand, dip pen. Text written by me , no exemplar.  Based on an illustration of Iris in the Roman Vergil, personalized for the recipient with a reference to her arms and a portrait.  Pergamenta curls a lot with water based media. Next…