Where do I start?
Probably one of the most difficult Psalms for me to illustrate, it literally took me weeks to conceive, create, recreate, revise, redraw, and finally get happy. Then I made the mistake of asking others what they thought of the design! So, more drawing, designing, etc.....
This was the final design below I decided to go with,but as you can see, many areas were totally undecided.
Then came the decision, how do I carve this dreamscape?
I think I wound up redrawing the lines about5 times before I even came close to figuring out
how I wanted to carve.(I always attempt to draw my images in pen as I
plan carve them in wood).
Here is the idea and final image side by side:
On to the illumination!
I really had fun with the designing of this motif! I will just go ahead and show you the designs of the decorative initial and illumination and let you decide if it works:
And here is the final image:As always, comments are appreciated and they let me know someone is actually looking at this stuff.