Monday, 22 May 2017

VPC2017: Lady Melissa's Painted Shield

Lady Melissa's first entry for the Pentathlon Challenge is this painted shield. It is entered in the category Embellish It - adding decoration to an existing item.

She says:

This entry falls under the category "Embellish it". Nathanael had gone through two previous shields, and I avoided anything fancy on this third one in case it met a quick end like the others. However, as the improved construction and quality of material appeared to be holding up, I decided that the pentathalon entry was a good excuse to get it looking flash. The design is my own: a white stag done in an approximation of the Mammen style (with some deviations to ensure that it was obvious to the viewer that it is a stag and not a generic knotwork beast). Modern paints.

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