Just a quick update.
Took the Bold and the rest of the WIP to another location with less distractions and better light. Currently working on (apart from the art school assignments):
Two small studies of hands with reflecting objects
Small study of a suit of armour (trying to figure out which parts go where)
A small painting of Louis IX,
Antoine with the arrow (through his head)
Cristo sin rostro
The battle of Ilion (working title): miniature/Bosch.Breugel style painting on canvas for a change. Made some quick studies just to get the hang of it and test out colour schemes. The figures are slightly adapted woodcuts from an old book. See below for the sketches.
The study of Charles is done but I haven’t done anything about the panel yet.
The Rebis quest: still progressing well, suprisingly.
Bought another sword, this time it’s a decorative sabre from the thrift store auction site. It doesn’t have a name yet.
Remodified an old velvet jacket from a major chain store because the sleeves were too short. Work done quite a long time ago: other buttons and sleeves slit open to insert some purple satin with a pattern. Work done now: added some fur on the sleeves. It was supposed to look Italian but it’s more Burgundian in hindsight, especially the colours.
Fancy belt with fake precious stones: thrift store. Necklace with bird’s foot that can be put over one’s finger: Prague (it was a gift – don’t have one of those ridiculously garish gold chains unfortunately). Decorative dagger from a weapon/tourist shop in Carcassonne. The sabre goes well with it too as it came with a scabbard covered with purple velvet. I am not sure if Burgundian Goth is a subgenre of medieval goth. If not, then it is now.
Back to Ilion: I’m having a go at a painting with many small characters, sort of Bosch/Breugel/miniature type. I have made some preliminary large scale sketches, just to have drawn them at least once and for testing colours. I took these pictures quite late in the evening so colours are off.
The canvas (40×40 I think)
Separate studies of the scenes:
This escalated quickly:
O yes, I’ve also been studying medieval saddles, they look strange.
That’s it for now.