Con­struct­ing the win­dow

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Now that I have a rough back­ground, I work on the stained glass. I con­sult some ref­er­ence sources and then cre­ate a new layer. I choose a Hard paint brush and draw a rec­tan­gu­lar struc­ture, topped by a pointed arch. I di­vide this struc­ture into sev­eral other rec­tan­gles and add dec­o­ra­tions to the top part. Here is my stained glass frame, ready for colour­ing.

Oc­to­ber 2015

De­sign­ing stylised fig­ures

Saints and cler­ics were of­ten de­picted in stained glass win­dows. With the same Hard brush, but at a smaller size, I paint a fig­ure for ev­ery ver­ti­cal sec­tor, based on my ref­er­ence. I draw the im­por­tant fea­tures of saints: tu­nics with ac­cen­tu­ated folds, ha­los, and hands posed dra­mat­i­cally. The stained glass win­dow is now ready to be coloured.

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