Cartoon’s for new stained glass window now in production
The two full size working patterns (cartoons) for our latest ecclesiatical commission our now well underway.
The window, which comprises two lights measuring approximately 580 x 1700mm, is to feature William Holman Hunt’s well known 1853 painting “The Light of the World” within the left hand lancet and our own interpretation of how that might extend into the right hand lancet.
This early pre-production stage of a commission is always very challenging. Being effectively the upscaling of our original design presentation from A2 or A3 up to full size with the inclusion of all necessary detail. It is at this stage in the process that all structural information such as lead lines and split lines are considered and included. These are denoted as the thick black ink lines and determine where the heart of the lead came is positioned when we come to leading up . In addition to this, the cartoons also provide a highly accurate guide for cutting of the glass.
Our cartoons are produced entirely by hand using ink and pencil.
The next step of the process is to begin production and this starts with the selection and cutting of the glass. We will be regularly updating the blog as production progresses.
Our images show the progression of the cartoons as shading is applied to the inked up frame-work and is expected to take around 2 – 3 weeks to fully complete.