Illumination for a Venetian Lady.

Before Raglan I was charged with the task of creating a scroll for Signora Cassandra della Corona.    Creating an award scroll for someone you know is a wonderful thing.  First you get the thrill of a really good secret –  Cassandra has long deserved this particular award – Second, you know things about the…

T is for thank you..

The really strange thing about a digital photo of a piece you’ve been working on is that you can really quickly see the mistakes you’ve made.  I got myself all in a fluster with this one forgetting where the lines “bundled” (and the thin cross bars should be conjoining) and I still couldn’t really see it…

Ink and Paint..

I decided to have another go at drawing with ink, and this time decided to try some gouache paints as well.  Nessa has some great photos images from Flaming Arrow.    I’ve been mucking about with “portraits” of the Household for a while and she suggested having a go at creating something with Prince Vitus Polonius and Princess Isabel Peregrinus…

A copy of 115r Burggraf Von Lientz, from the Codex Mannesse

I used Windsor and Newton Inks on art shop bought Calligraphy paper. I used whatever nib felt good to work with on my dip pen and some small paintbrushes. It’s hard to get fabric folds not to look forced. Chosen for Festival of Fools because first time I saw it I thought the objects they…

Messing about with ink..

I have a few projects kicking off for the next SCA event (Eplaheimr’s Champions of the Court of Love in February). I am dabbling with making ink, it’s going well so far, but I wanted to take a bit of a break. I was going to try some calligraphy as practice for when I have…