Wednesday, December 14, 2011

As 46 Chapter 2

Another landsknecty scroll!  Written in Gothic Bastarde, because I felt that most closely matched the tiny writing in the exemplar itself.  These sources (that I know nothing of exept that I have them in my possession) were sent to me when I asked Baron Gottfried about Landsknect Camp Life and how the troops were entertained.  I sort of cobbled it together after that to make it appropriate for Agilmar.


A blank that I gave to Ary to write.  I was not so confident in my ability to write that small at the point in time that I gave it to her, and she loves teeeeeny letters so, everyone is happy.  Codex Claustroneoburgensis 3, 317f 271r 14th century. 

I wasn't sure about posting this scroll.  It should have llamas and not peacocks in it for all the drama it caused when it was given.  But...It is a valid example of my work so therefore I will not completely trash the idea that I made it.    From the Sforza Hours: Hours of the Virgin fol 54 r.  The hand is also a Gothic Bastarde.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

AS 46

I can't take credit for the illumination on this one.  I recieved this one from Ary as a blank and I only did the writing.  I tried to use the Gothic Littera bastarda out of the Drogin book and I think with this one I cam closer than I have managed before.  If  I were to do it again I would start the text a line or two down so that I would have more room for fancy ascenders at the top.  The paper was grainy enough that it was REALLY hard to write and get the ink to absorb into the paper in a normal fashion. 

This is the first scroll that I have ever used Ary's lovely latin scroll texts to write.  The source is Egerton 1151  f. 50   Vespers.  There was a single mistake in spelling ( i wasn't paying close enough attention) and that I fixed with the fun circular detailing that is in the exemplar.  The golden shears and yellow owls in place of rabbits and dogs come from the recipients Arms. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

AS 46

First thing I am going to post are my contributions to my pet project the Interkingdom Scribal Exchange.  Drachenwald scribes make 12 blank scrolls (6 calig and 6 illum), send them to Caid and they finish them and send them on to Trimaris.  THEN We get the ones from Caid, finish them and send them to Meridaes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

And now for your break from pure Scrollage

Start with one scroll, and work up from there.  Random bits of nonscrolly but still either period appropriate or SCA appropriate pieces that I just did to keep a hand in and practice.

Fun with Chinese Caligraphy.  I MUST do more of this one of these days.  It says Happy Birthday.  <3 to you Ness if you ever stumble upon this blog.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AS 45

These are in no particular order.  When I have more energy I might put them in chronological order.  For now, they will just stay where the photoeditor uploaded them.  
Having odd issues with the photouploader and it's placing of photographs, so I'm trying this entry again adding one photo at a time.Annoying but it does appear to be working.

This was my first ever Peerage level scroll.  It is based on a 1554 woodcut by Jacob K√∂bel.  It is entirely done in India and Iron Gall ink on Pergamenata.  I am not sure if there was an error in it or not by way of the shield between the feet of the inked in person.  I saw in later photos of the elevation, that the bird was facing the other direction.  I was SURE that I had it going the right way.  Tittivilus.  

Another of the same Landsknect style, also from the Kobel woodcuts.  Done in  India ink and Iron Gall ink on Pergamenata.

Aparently too large to go side by side.  I loved the beastie on this when I saw it.  It ended up going to Duarte if memory serves me.  Red ink and blue paint (because I didn't have blue ink at the time) on pergamenata and it is very small by my scale of working, only a 1/4 of a page.  Codex Claustroneoburgensis 1021 v102 f1r from the 15th century.

So this one comes from Pauline and Catholic Epistles in the Vulgate and Erasmian (Novum Instrumentum) versions ff. 1-311 circa  1509. Bit too much yellow, but all in all I think it turned out well.  Butterflies and Peacocks and Snails oh my!


Another of similar style, because when I start a style I usually do 2 or 3 scrolls in that style before my attention span wanes and I must move on to something else.  Hours of Louis XII, Royal 2 D XL  f. 38 circa 1498.

This one I am saddened to no longer have a reference for.  I am sure that I will find it eventually,though I would be eternally grateful for enyone who can perhaps enlighten me as to its origin. Red blue and Green Guache with drawing ink on Pergamenata.

This one was for a dear friend.  I used a very damaged Italian exemplary (It looked like someone had poared coffee over the page which is a shame) that you could barely make out in the top row of circles a set of helmets, masks and filigree.  It only took a little scribe fu to switch the helmets with the hats that Fiona so joyfully makes and shares with the world.  Done in Guache and gold leaf, with drawing ink on pergamenata.

Elephants!  Can't do better than that.  I saw it in passing when looking for another Initial and I had to save it to come back to it.  Green guache and orange watercolor and India ink on Pergamenata.  Codex Vindobonensis Palatinus 174 166 f123v 14th century.

These two were a pair for Pennsic that I did rather at the last minute.   They are both Hospitallers of Albion.  The one on the Left, I have no idea where I got the initial. I know I have a source somewhere.  There was an ink disaster at the base of this scroll causing me to have to cut off the bottom.    The one on the right is another Quranic page from the

This is my largest scroll to date.  It was a combonation of two scrolls done on request from Ulfr and Caiomhe as they stepped down.  They asked that it be in the Byzantine style, from wall mosiacs in the Hagia Sophia.  It was also in the request that I portray their beloved kitties in a space of honor as advisors to their Former Majesties.    Guache, India ink, gold leaf and a lot of giggles.

AS 44

 A Sigellum Reginae that I did for Fiona's Reign.  I have to list this as one of the highlights in my scrollmaking career because she said that she didn't want to give it away, and wanted to keep it for herself because that's JUST how cool it was. 
I wrote it in  Elder Futhark substituting more modern runes for the letters that I needed that I didn't have.
It reads starting from the tiny sun on the left tail and going around :  Fiona, queen of Drachenwald by the grace of God and the sword of Thorvaldr doth enscribe this stone upon the 19th day of June Anno Sociatatis 45. With the raising of this stone, the Sigillum Coronae of Queen Fiona with all badges rights and titles therein, is bestowed on the most worthy person of Alenn von Horn. For her works to the singular comfort of Her Majesty in her travels, and all her tireless effort to the wealth and prosperity of our Kingdom. By this court of witnesses, let it be done!
 A PCS from a late period Quranic text.  It stuck out for me because it was one of the few that were done in shades of green rather than blue and gold.  It can be found in this gallery (I will be finding an exact link soon)
 An apprenticeship contract.  .
A Duc Du Berry's Tres Riches Heures scroll:  The month of April.

AS 43

This was the last scroll I did for the Midrealm, before I moved to Drachenwald.  It never got given out because on the day of the Archery Tournament it POARED.  The archers were very dissappointed, and so was I. Done in watercolor on Vellum style coldpress paper. 

An Aoa done out of the Sforza Hours.  One of my longer term goals is to make a scroll from every single page of this book. Done in watercolor on Vellum finish Coldpress paper.
 I know there is a picture of the finished product of this somewhere, I just have to find it.

A Lindquistrings for Ulfr, based on the Initals from the Book of Kells.  Honestly I did this to begin with for practice with my knotwork (which needs some work) and because I think the Giant Initals just look amazing.  Done in Guache and India Ink on Pergamenata