Friday, December 23, 2011

Scotsman Portrait Miniatures

In the fannish world, it's cool to be Scottish or some other form of Celtic ethnicity, at least it was back in the 1980s. You may remember Phil from other portraits I've done of him as a mail-clad Scottish warrior or a bespectacled barbarian. He commissioned these miniatures to show off his Clan Campbell kilt and his very large claymore sword, part of his extensive weapons collection at the time. At first I thought I was supposed to add his name to the tag, as the conventional convention required. That way, I used the tartan as a drapery. But he preferred his portrait alone without the name, so I made him another one, this time vertical and showing the kilt where it should be, complete with sporran and decorative belt.

Phil's portraits are the usual miniature dimensions, ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, December 1986 and January 1987.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Both of these are great miniatures!