The Knight's Oath
October 17th 2012
7.5 x 11 inches
About 17 Hours
Watercolor, InkDeus eum purum et fortem invenit aeternam gloriam habebit."God found him pure and strong; he will have everlasting glory." ~ Common of Holy Men
A fellow deacon who works with my dad commissioned me several weeks ago to do a little calligraphy piece of the Knight's Oath from the movie Kingdom of Heaven
"BE without fear in the face of your enemies.
BE brave and upright that God may love you.
SPEAK the truth, even if it leads to your death.
SAFEGUARD the helpless, and do no wrong."
I thought it'd be fun, so I went for it.
As a special little bonus, I recently discovered the Italian White Vine border style which I am really quite fond of, though perhaps something a little less
colorful would have been better, I like it at any rate.
The gold was, as always, a little bit too much fun.
As for the little miniatures, I depicted the knight as a knight of Jerusalem, (hopefully, for obvious reasons) and the little knight at the bottom there surrounded by the quote from the Common of Holy Men from the Roman Breviary (and I also hope the Latin is correct. I don't actually know Latin, and I had to get some help with it) is St. George, fighting the dragon.