I am creating a piece of St. Augustine for a good friend of mine who is getting married this summer. Here are a couple sketches of the piece. The overall arch is inspired by the Christian quarter in Hippo where St. Augustine was bishop as well as arches like the arch of Constantine. Much of the design work and narrative scenes were inspired by ancient Roman relief sculptures and St. Augustine’s tomb in Pavia.
Similar to the St. Cecilia piece I recently completed, I would use pen and ink, gilding, and watercolor. Here’s an example of the last piece to get a comparison…
Any feedback you could give would be most appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you!