Usually, I begin with lettering. It is the most difficult to correct and has a long tradition of being done before illumination. There are so many possibilities for errors. I think I’ve made them all. If I have more support I prefer to start over. It’s time-consuming, costly, and sad to not be able to use a gilded and illuminated border because of a lettering error.
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