Celtic Art

A recent trip to Dublin and some time spent with very cool book called The Golden Age of Irish Art inspired me to try my hand at some illumination. The D is an adaptation of examples from the Book of Kells pictured in that book.

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The image was penciled and inked by hand. It was then scanned, and "digitally re-mastered" using GIMP to add the scanned vellum background and metalwork frame (and to remove evidence of my freehand inadequacies).