As if I didn’t have enough projects on the go…

I fell in love with the Unicorn in Captivity tapestry when we saw it in Stirling Castle when we were on holiday and decided I wanted to try to make a miniature version (as you do).

It was easy enough to get an image from the guide book and to scan it into my design program, but that’s where the work started…

Unicorn in Captivity tapestry

The original image from the guide book

First draft of the design

The design so far

Because the background is so busy, the design software did the computer equivalent of blowing me a raspberry and translated all the flower colours into various shades of mud.  So now as well as all the normal tweaking and tidying up I’d expect to do, I’ve got to translate the various different muds into real colours to represent all the different flowers depicted.

The next time I have a bright idea… somebody stop me please!


(P.S. I’m not breaching copyright.  The guidebook was published under the Open Government Licence so I’m free to copy and adapt the image)

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