Repeating Yourself, Again

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. You’re not able to do lengthy research. If you’re home there’s another resource you could quickly use. Copies from your own earlier work. […]

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How to Design and Pen Cadels

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.  […]

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6 Scroll Design Tips

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 […]

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