Really excited to have finished my first Persian miniature which ... isn't exactly very Persian ! 😂
I do have a Timurid pair that is at the colour-blocking stage, but because they have a gold background, I wanted to practice rendering and outlining on something a little less precious first.
I'd love feedback, particularly on rendering and outlining (is it too dark?)
… “Hmm… just a bit more rouge”
Watercolour and ink on tea-stained paper
Image: 12 x 16.5 cm
I was flicking through the British library Asia and Africa twitter page (a great repository of random images), and noticed how the posture of the Japanese figures was very similar to Persian miniature figures. As there had been lots of talk in class about the melding of Western and Persian forms, I thought it would be interesting to see how these Japanese figures would respond to being painted with Persian miniature techniques given their exaggerated S posture. Amazingly, I managed to find some parallel images to the traditional timurid/early safavid figures I'm doing, of which this is half.