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Medieval Invite Illumination by dashinvaine Medieval Invite Illumination by dashinvaine
Design for the illuminated capital and marginalia of a medieval-manuscript style wedding invitation. Commissioned piece. The client was supplied with the design on a clear background which they will print on parchment-paper having added the text (not as seen here)
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Kallios Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
This is literally one of the coolest things I have ever seen on the Internet. My inner history nerd is having a fangirl moment.
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eugentango Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! It looks very good!
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erikmedia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I would like to commission something similar. Format would be 11X17 landscapeThe Large Initial Letter to be the Letter E with knights in the center (I can email you a picture). I will also email coats of arms for the piece. Would also like something similar with the Initial Letter being A again I can email coats of arms for inclusion. You can email me directly at herikwhite at gmail.com to discuss details and pricing and timelines.
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Galejro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like taken from Mackelsfield pasuter with it's funny grotesques. Anyways's a marvelous piece of which beauty we, unfortunately, can't see to the fullest. That would take an web pluguin for images to simulate gold shining.
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mspiper2004 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have always wanted to create something like this...wonderful job!!
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waterdelph Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I love all the faces and animals throughout the piece. This is really stunning!
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napperwulf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Very beautiful work. What time period and culture is this work derived from or inspired by?
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napperwulf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Very nice. What time period and culture is this derived from?
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HighlandThistle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Beautiful work . . . .
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Sunspirits Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I run a medieval wedding blog, and I wonder of you would allow me to show your piece with a reference to you of course as an example of an invitation?
Just send me a message if you are interessted :)
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Youshless Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
really nice!

Any chance of a tutorial and maybe some links to related tutorials?
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SimonU Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
This is absolutally fantastic.
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Anne3dark Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
so cute and gorgeous!!!
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bleedangel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
That's freakn' amazing *-*
How much have you "asked" for this comission? '-'
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thanks. 60, if you're interested in something similar.
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bleedangel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much. I'll see if I can get an account on paypal and everthing..
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
:)
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axlesax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's been a while I'm tempted to work on illuminations.
But now I'm becoming really impatient, because of you. Be ashamed.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant!
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Blondeyetti Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
gorgeous work! I love all the mythical characters!
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Bandomus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Feels like something from the Book of Kells.. I love the design. I just find it awe-inspiring that the lack of writing on the page actually invokes a emotion as if something should have been written. Not a lot of art does that to me.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just lovely! :D Medieval manuscripts are just awesome, and I love all of the little marginalia in there too. ;-) I think the almost-mermaidish looking girl is my favorite along with the knight and the lady in the middle (and she's holding a flying pig. :giggle: Knight: Will you marry me? Lady: Only when pigs fly...wait...." ;-))

Heh, I was wondering what media it was in because it looks a bit too clean to be in gouche but then I saw the "digital art" in the category description. :D
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks. Yes, the flying pig was part of the 'coat of arms' of one of the clients. This was actually drawn in biro then tidied up and coloured in photoshop. The parchment background was an afterthought.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :glomp:

It was a good after-thought (so many are :XD:). Very nicely done. :clap:
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AmbrMerlinus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
The little man with the hood and the lion paws is probably my favorite detail, though they're all lovely. Very convincing as medieval illumination, at least to a casual observer.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE it! wonderful!
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Kamose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks great!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! I love the lovebirds ^_^
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somk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Digital illumination ! fun and very nice! :D Why not working traditional btw ?
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Utterly fab!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Okay, your next project is a fully illustrated and illuminated copy of Manuel Mujica Lainez's 'The Wandeing Unicorn,' in which you could use your knights, your mermaids, your dragons... I CAN DREAM, CAN'T I? Do look up the book, though I think you'd REALLY enjoy it.
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Elianor-Hesperus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Wonderful piece !
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PassionatePurple Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
lovely border can see this in a old lost book..its elegance.. =+)
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Behydezell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very good introduction of illumination art
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Many thanks.
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uptowngirl48 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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MirandaDark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great *_* Really beautiful
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it is really very beautiful, all those colours to play with, great
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