What do you do when you have a short-notice scroll assignment? If it's a made on site "combat" scroll the recipient gets what you have in your head, or what you can pull from a brief satellite hook up. So ideas for what you can do if you're not able to do lengthy research.
I was honored and excited to do a late German scroll recently. Excited for the opportunity to create cadels, as many late period German texts have. This is how I went about it. After receiving the text, I researched legal illuminated German works from the 15th century and calligraphy cadel images. I had my plan and did the layout. I then lettered the text body. […]
Pencil sketch and start of inking.shown. In my post The Making of a Scroll, Part 1, I briefly comment about roughing in the border with a 4H pencil then going over those lines with a permanent .005 Pigma Micron pen. I’ve been asked, wh I do that? When I start a scroll I research and develop a mental design concept. Sometimes […]
I’ve been writing my scroll layout handout for the coming Lonely Tower Scribes’ class. While it’s too detailed for here I thought a few design tips might be appreciated. Picking your inspiration I first choose a medieval style relating to the recipient’s persona or interest. If that’s not possible because time is short and I can’t find that information on […]