Monday, February 12, 2018

Gryphon and Axe

This Gryphon and Axe piece for Lord Andrew is based on the below German piece found at BibliOdyssey. It is purported to be by Stephan Brechtel but I've been unable to confirm due to dead links and my inability to understand German. I can confirm that There is a Stephan Brechtel that was a calligrapher in Neuremberg in the late 1500's. That said, this is a poorly documented piece, but it was too lovely to not try out. My variation uses primary blue Winsor & Newton gouache and Hematite Rouge ink by J. Herbin on Bristol vellum finish paper.