A couple days later, we painted the whole shield. The background became red with green. The color red is an evil color so it suits the griffin because it´s also evil.
Here you can see we painted the griffin or eagle and the key. The left side is mine (so the griffin) and the right side is gerline´s. we decided to make the griffin black because in heraldic colors it means it's evil. In the original picture the griffin was a lot taller but that didn't fit in the shield, so we made the paw a little smaller and bigger.
In this picture we have finished painting the shield. We have chosen to paint the background with bright colors, so that it would stand out more. We have chosen red an green because they are complementary colors. We also started to paint the crown.
The panel is almost finished here, but we still need to do some work on the crown. The circles on the crown need a bit more shadow, than it´s finished.
Here we have started to paint the inside of the shield. The part with the key and the red figure is mine. The key stands for trust and that red figure is an symbol for knights.
We filled in the letters with black paint and we needed to go over it for a couple times to get it attached on the panel. The letters had to be flat, and that´s quite hard to do because of the small lines. After that we finished the panel and this is how we made it. I like it and I had fun to do this.
When the cartouche was done, we decided to make the inside a dark color and that was grey. We did the inner part with a roller. And we also wanted to add some details so we made the flowers and a couple curls silver.
In this picture the whole shield, including the swans and the crown, is finished. The crown is gold with dark grey and we also applied some shadow. We did this using darker and lighter grey than the grey we first used.
We thought we had finished our shield and that the only thing we had to do was painting our names on it. But we were wrong. We also had to paint a banner to put our names on. With a fineliner we drew the banner on the panel and we painted it beige.
Here we projected our shield on our panel using a overhead-projector and a copy of our design printed on a sheet. We drew the picture on the panel with a fineliner, because we couldn't see the pencil lines on the dark background.