NIGHT 313 – THE STORY OF ALI SHAR AND ZUMURRUD

My brushes

Rocks | Clouds | Water | Fire

(Earth | Air | Water | Fire)

http://www.vaishaliprazmaribrushes.com
http://www.theperfectbrush.co.uk

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NIGHT 312 – THE STORY OF ALI SHAR AND ZUMURRUD

Spot the woodlouse friend

Colour fill – miniatures don’t need to be ‘miniature’ or small… this is quite a large one!

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NIGHT 311 – THE STORY OF ALI SHAR AND ZUMURRUD

Full colour hanging out with my babe

Rocks painting in the background: Rock Star (2012-13) huge oil painting based on a tiny Persian miniature painting (just seen, portion behind my head)

Sometimes nice to see photos of people just because

My favourite unexpected part of this photo by the way is my flip flops

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NIGHT 309 – THE STORY OF ALI SHAR AND ZUMURRUD

“Skin colour”

Skin colour inspired by my skin, my husband’s skin, the board I’m painting on and the wooden floor I’m sitting on

A neutral brown pink (or pink brown) yellow green earthy tone

Although my husband and I are different races our skin tone is surprisingly similar

(Look for similarities not differences)

All skin colours have green and red in them by the way – these are our blood vessels and common to all humans

Taken in daylight, no filter

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NIGHT 308 – THE STORY OF ALI SHAR AND ZUMURRUD

Peppa pigment

Mentioned in the 1001 Arabian Nights

Cubebs (as part of a recipe for fertility) (not a pigment – as far as I know, might be)

They taste lovely!

Has anyone ever tried these? I’d like to cook a whole medieval dinner based on miniature painting at some point! Like Heston Blumenthal did with the Vivendier but with eastern dishes. With this as a possible addition

From the inimitable Notting Hill Spice Shop

(Also, I have to use these up now – sitting at the back of the kitchen cupboard and now expired / am sure is fine)

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NIGHT 307 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH AL MAMUN AND THE SCHOLAR

All the colours 2 – the handmade manmade

Swipe for video

Storage of the synths

Will annotate the videos on the forum later in response to questions about methods and materials and storage

http://www.miniaturepaintingforum.com

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NIGHT 306 – THE STORY OF THE GENEROSITY OF YAYHA TO THE FORGER

All the colours

The handmade poison and earth colours

Will annotate the videos on the forum later in response to questions about methods and materials and storage

http://www.miniaturepaintingforum.com

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NIGHT 305 – THE STORY OF THE GENEROSITY OF YAHYA IBN KHALID TO MANSUR

So wonderful to demonstrate miniature painting tonight with @schooloftraditionalarts to people from all around the world! (Who were awake at that time!)

Here’s a pic of rocks/not rocks or camels/not camels (was a close up onscreen) – rendering pardakht in progress

Really enjoyed it and loved the questions – since was only an hour couldn’t get to all, but you can ask on http://www.miniaturepaintingforum.com and I will reply shortly

Also, I wonder if it really was anyone’s birthday…

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NIGHT 304 – THE STORY OF ABU MUHAMMAD THE SLUGGARD

Zal and the Simurgh

Zal grew up! He got married to Rudabeh and when she was in labour, there was a critical juncture when she thought she and her baby wouldn’t make it. Anyone who’s been through childbirth can attest to this fleeting moment when this possibility crosses your mind for an instant. Luckily for us, we have surgeons. Luckily for her, Zal had a phoenix at his beck and call and she told him to run a feather across the belly of his wife like a knife. Thus the baby was born – by Caesarean section.

This baby went on to be one of the greatest heroes of all time, a pivotal figure in the Shahnameh (Persian Book of Kings) and a legend whose life spanned centuries. His name was Rostam.

(Rostamzad = C-section)

This image is from the Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp

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