Medieval Stained Glass No.2. This was part of a 6-piece commission. I was asked to create six paintings, to be used as chapter intro art depicting medieval-style stained glass for a book publisher. The final art was to be printed in grayscale rather than in full colour. I decided to render my art in greyscale, using sepia washes, rather than in full colour so I'd have more control over the final greyscale tonal values. My artwork was well received by the publisher and I received a phone call shortly afterward from another art director from the same publishing house asking me, How did you make these? No one had seen this type of artwork before, as I invented most of the techniques I used to create them as I went along. I was given a lot of freedom to create these pieces just as long as I kept to the original outline notes. This project was unusual, but also a lot of fun.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Ink print with watercolours Size: 9.5w x 11.5h-inches Surface: Watercolour Paper Completed: 2010