Monday, February 25, 2013
Here's a rough from the new job I've just started for East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership, who are making an exhibition for the gatehouse of an old priory, which is now a museum. I'll be producing illustrations of medieval life and industry; largely by re-imagining existing illuminations and engravings in a consistent period and style.
The above one is a couple of guys working on some timber framing with a twibill (which seems to be some kind of double headed adze/chisel) and a spoon auger. I really like those old illuminations and how gestural they are so I maybe went a bit overboard and made the carpenters look like they are disco dancing with the tools, I've been asked to bring it back to be a little more similar to the original (which shows the guy on the right bearing down on the auger).