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Gothic Cherries

Mende Cathedral

Online course in English
1 video of 1h45

Pre-recorded video
No live session


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Ideal to learn how to do several levels of thickness, characteristic of gothic tracery. 

For this course it is better to have done some geometry before (ideally gothic style).

The center of the gothic rose window of Mende Cathedral (France) show an unusual motif looking like cherries. This central pattern probably dates from the re-building of the rose in the 19th century.

This online course in 1 session of 1h45 shares with you the result of my research for a possible construction of this motif using compass and ruler only.

There are 2 levels of tracery on this pattern (and therefor 3 thicknesses add to the core line). In this course you will see in detail how to trace all the levels of thickness for a final result as close as possible to the original design.

Equipment and materials needed:
-Standard photocopy paper, or drawing paper (120grs) around A3 (29,7x42cm)
-drawing compass
-30cm ruler
-pencils or mechanical pencils (0.5 or 0.3 leads) and eraser
-some coloured pencils
-pens, eventually some coloured fine-liners

Online course contents (recordings, PDFs, links, images, etc) are accessible through your member's account on this website. 

Live sessions are hosted on Zoom, the link will be sent within 48h before the beginning of the session. 


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