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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Speed Scrolls



Despite the incredible work on the previous post, I wanted to post these two scrolls as I am rather happy with the work given that I had only 3 workday evenings to do them in. The text could have been better, I wish the gold leaf looked nicer in the pic and I know I made mistakes - but they did that in period too right? At least thats my arguement! ;op

7 comments:

Racaire said...

very lovely :)

Melisende Fitzwalter said...
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Melisende Fitzwalter said...

Thank you!

Lia de Thornegge said...

Ooh, very nice penwork! I know the scrolls with lots of stuff on them look impressive at first glance, but I have a certain affinity for clean-lined and simple, personally.

And penwork like on the first AoA there is deceptively clean looking. It's gorgeous, nice job, Melisende

Melisende Fitzwalter said...

Thank you very much! It was actually quite a joy to make as it was different using ink for decoration rather than paint!

Ysabella-Maria said...

I love the penwork!

Trin said...

Verra lovely! There is a certain something about the clean lines of penwork! I have a lovely book on Mudajar ornamentation, flipped through it and drooled over the pictures, but never actually attempted to re-create one... perhaps you should start a trend! As for mistakes... yes they made them in period too, and there is documentation that some even highlighted the mistake or annotated it's existance in the margins... out of pride or a red pencil "note from teacher" it's hard to tell... but they did make mistakes! Adds to the charm if you ask me! As for me I always leave one mistake... as only the Gods can create perfection! (something I learned while being taught seed beading by an old Lakota woman many years ago!)
Cheers!