So I needed a pelican design. I searched the internet and found this neat picture to base my glass on. This scroll also needed her "Arms' which were unusual featuring a scorpion. Below is the sketch that I based my glass work on. It should be noted that several of the photo's in this blog show her scorpion facing the wrong direction. I had drawing it incorrectly at first. However a good friend noticed it and told me. Thankfully I got it changed! The finished piece at the end was done in the correct orientation.
Then I used bistre brown to do shading
First I painted on the black trace lines
Then I departed from period technique and used a red fusable paint for the body,
The words for the scroll were done as a decal and then fused onto glass. Then a clear fusable glass was put over it to preserve it.
Below are the three pcs put against the sketch - note that the scorpion is now going in the right direction!
Time to start putting the pieces together