31.7.12

Illuminated mini missal

Hi all,

I’m new to the Guild. My 9-5 is as a medical illustrator, but my real passion is book illumination.

Below are sample pages of a recent project – a miniature version of the High Mass missal used at the Anglo-Catholic church where I’m an acolyte/thurifer/crucifer. The book (measuring 4cm x 5cm) was done on calfskin vellum in watercolor and ink, with raised gold and silver leaf. The binding is of black leather, with a citrine cabuchon set onto the Cross on the cover.

I hope to do a Stations of the Cross or a Penitential Psalms illuminated book next.

RH

10 comments:

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Awesome!!! Welcome to SmallPax!

theodore said...

This is beautiful. I love the binding. If you happen to have documented your process online anywhere I would love to see it.

Kim, Seth, & Moira Fasser said...

Absolutely stunning! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Paige said...

Ahhhh! I want one! I'm a Medievalist and always look for Bibles that are illuminated (not hand-done, but something in that "style") and they are incredibly hard to find (and pricey!)

Ben Hatke said...

What an entrance! Welcom aboard and GREAT WORK!

Kevin said...

Excellent! Welcome!

Vicki said...

What a lovely and satisfying project. I love book illumination also, as well as bookbinding. I am so glad to see that you have taken the time and care to do this small book and make it beautiful.

greendaze55 said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the kind welcome and the nice comments!

In His Honor,

Roland

Mary MacArthur said...

Wow! That's like a little multi-layed jewel. I love Our LAdy of Walsingham!

Patterns and Peacocks said...

Amazing work!