Mirror mirror

Starting with watercolour and reproducing a very well known Iranian 18th century design of a bird in flowers..

Starting with watercolour and reproducing a very well known Iranian 18th century design of a bird in flowers..

The original was less detailed, this is not a fac simile.

The original was less detailed, this is not a fac simile.

a few wyverns for the outer part of the design, they double up for inktober :p

a few wyverns for the outer part of the design, they double up for inktober :p

And on to the thorns and wyverns

And on to the thorns and wyverns

All around...

All around...

Wyverns getting their colours

Wyverns getting their colours

And voila. Roughly 9x19 cm on artboard. Gouache and 23ct gold leaf.

And voila. Roughly 9x19 cm on artboard. Gouache and 23ct gold leaf.

With a tilt to see the gold shine.

With a tilt to see the gold shine.

Mirror mirror

"Mirror mirror" - Tales from Trappist.
I wanted to play around a very traditional 18th century iranian laquer box design, that sweet central bird in the flowers, because it is iconic and goes very well with the ideas behind the painting... and add my own stupid ideas to the mix :p
I am actually painting the exact opposite one as those 2 plates will be on each side of a third central illustration of my ever ongoing project.
As often, gouaches, walnut ink and gold leaf. (Sold)