I have been trying to work out the visual vocabulary for my big Rare Beasts project. My aim is to combine my usual collage technique with elements of Medieval manuscript illumination because what I am making is a Bestiary of sorts.
Here is an early attempt to get things right.
As you can see, I have been indulging in gold leaf. It is tricky stuff to use – especially in a studio inhabited by a couple of cats – but I am getting better at it. Gold leaf is a lot like glitter in that one tends to find little bits of it everywhere.