8.7.13

Christ in Majesty

This is a photo of a little test project I finished recently. I wanted to try my hand at creating an illuminated manuscript. This is closely based on the image of Christ in Majesty from the Westminster Psalter (about 1200 A.D.) I used pen, brush, and colored inks on a 5"x7" piece of Bristol board.


Here's the Westminster Psalter for comparison:
 
This style is very interesting...it's just on the edge of transition between Romanesque and Gothic, but it has a lot in common with Byzantine mosaics of Christ Pantocrator.

2 comments:

hughosb said...

Very nice work!

Jason Peck said...

Great job, I would love to see some more. How did you apply the colored inks? Do you use a brush, or are they in pen form?