Oops, fell a bit behind with #inktober over the weekend (mainly through laziness, to be fair. ..) Despite being British, I've chosen to go with the autumnal definition of 'fall', because it meant i could draw these acorns from a medieval stained glass window.
Admittedly I've not drawn them very well, but as the artist on the windows clearly had never seen an acorn (or was thinking about something else entirely), i hope I'll be forgiven! I'll post that in a mo, as my Instagram is having issues and keeps crashing when i post multiple images :( Will hopefully catch up with the rest of the inktober days tomorrow... or I'll finish a bit late.
On this day in 899, King Alfred the Great died.
Often unfairly only remembered as the bloke who burnt the cakes, Alfred the Great helped defend his kingdom of Wessex against Viking invaders, unified the other kingdoms in England at the time, and promoted education and the use of the English language over Latin. He was also a patron of the arts, as demonstrated by his commissioning of the Alfred Jewel (which the @ashmoleanmuseum have just posted a picture of. It's very beautiful, and definitely worth a look)
Read more on my blog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com .