Tag Archive for Medieval

X is for…Squirrel?

X is for Xerus

X is for Xerus

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. Alright, so I cheated a little bit on this one, seeing as there are very few animals starting with X and fewer still that would have appeared in a medieval bestiary. So hopefully these African ground squirrels (genus Xerus) won’t get too angry, as squirrels can die of rage.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

W is for Wolf

W is for Wolf

W is for Wolf

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. If a man sees a wolf (before the wolf can see him), the wolf will lose his ferocity. But if the wolf sees the man first, the man will lose his voice.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

V is for Vulture

V is for Vulture

V is for Vulture

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. The vulture follows armies to feast on the bodies that will fall, knowing precisely just how many will be slain. Today’s letter is brought to you by ‘Vampire’.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

We did.

Wedding Table Chargers

Wedding Table Charges

Spring is in the air, love is about and I rediscovered some old art! Illustrated charges from my medieval wedding, created for table settings. Why sit at table one when you can sit at table sun? (aha!) They also match hanging banner and mini flags (that went on mini edible castle cakes).

Images were drawn from heraldry clip-art/ancient stuff I saw in books, then were inked, coloured with watercolours, shaded a bit with a regular pencil and re-inked.

U is for Unicorn

U is for Unicorn

U is for Unicorn

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. Sigh. The poor unicorn. Always being captured or killed.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

T is for Tiger

T is for Tiger

T is for Tiger

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. It’s quite possible to steal a tiger’s cub – you need only to thwart the mother by throwing a glass sphere or mirror at her and she will think her reflection is her cub.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.