This was scroll #2 due in a six week period. Marieta happened to have a lovely blank set aside for "the next time a Silver Wheel gets assigned" and I asked to yoink it for this assignment.
I spent most of my prep time learning the hand that goes with this illumination which is proto-gothic. My trusty "Calligrapher's Bible" happened to have a decent proto gothic miniscule ductus to base the text off of. Based off the small snippet of source material I had, it looked to be a pretty close match. I did find the lack of capital letters for any sort of proto-gothic in my books a little concerning and I'll try to remedy this in the future.
This scroll had a bit of a challenge as the perg was a bit warped due to how wet it got during the illumination process. After this scroll, I also bought more artist tape so the next time I can properly tame unruly scrolls.
Recipient: Fabrisse of Owlsherst
Award: Order of the Silver Wheel
Illumination and gilding: Marieta Charay
Words: by me, but inspired by the great Alys Mackyntoich and her amazing blog series for more period sounding scrolls.
Hand: proto gothic miniscule
|Not sure if you can see the warp, but I obviously needed more tape.|
|Finished scroll. Cleaned up some calligraphy and added a face to the illumination.|