Monk at Work (circa 1300 AD). I was commissioned to create several illustrations by a publisher client depicting medieval life. I was given some artistic freedom so I created a few illustrations within this commission to show everyday monastic life. This is one of those pieces. Working with Pen & Ink allows for a lot of diversity with regards to composing, using light, and mimicking textures. Although simple at first glance, there is still a lot being stated in this illustration.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Black ink Size: 6.5w x 8.0h-inches Surface: Illustration Parchment Completed: 2017