Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Christian Woolfe - Order of the Pelican - a.s. xxxxviij

Project:Order of the Pelican for Colonel Christian Woolfe
Words:Baron Jean du Montagne
Painting:Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Cord:Baroness Mylisant Grey
Seal:Mistress Kayleigh MacWhyte
Paper:Calligraphy Prepared Goatskin Parchment from
Pens:Cadels: Hiro Rond #1 with reservoir attached.
Text: ~1mm & ~2mm goose quills that I cut myself.
Line Drawing: Pointed Niko-G nib.
Ink:Cadels: Miniatum Ink mixed with Winsor & Newton's Yellow Calligraphy Ink, covered with 23k Transfer gold from
Text: Blots Iron Gall Ink.
Guidelines:The visible guidelines on the finished piece were drawn on with a lead-tin plummet made by Randy Asplund. While working, I used pencil guidelines 3 nib-widths (~3mm) apart in a 1:2 ratio of minim-height to interlinear space.
Size:The 'O' is 5" tall, the 'G's are 4", the rest of the gold letters just over 1". Finished size of the area filled with ink & paint is about 16.5" by 10".

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

An Interview with Giles de Roet

I continue my series of scribal interviews with Master Giles de Roet of the Kingdom of Lochac. I first "met" Master Giles on Facebook via a couple different SCA Scribal Groups. When he posted the image of the Laurel scroll he did for Filippa da Lucignano, inspired by the Prayerbook of the Emperor Maximilian, my lower jaw nearly dropped off my face. It, along with some additional stunning examples of his work, are included with his interview for you to drool over.

After I posted my interview with Ian, Master Giles replied and offered to be another victim, er, interviewee, and for that I am extremely grateful. I found his answers to be quite educational and inspiring, and I hope you will too. 

Thank you Master Giles for sharing this with us.


Master Giles de Roet

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rowen Cloteworthy - Writ for the Order of the Pelican - a.s. xxxxviij

Project:Writ for the Order of the Pelican for Baron Rowen Cloteworthy
Words:Mistress Anastasia Gutane
Illumination:Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Paper:Cream Watercolor Paper (I don't recall the brand or specifics)
Pen:Hiro Rond #5 and #3.5 nibs
Ink:Blots Iron Gall Ink
Guidelines:AMES 1:1 @ 7
Size:Finished art is roughly 19" x 10". Calligraphy space is 14" wide.

Calligrapher Interviews

I'm preparing to start posting interviews with calligraphers. If you have calligraphy experience in the SCA, or are a professional calligrapher who has stumbled onto my blog, I'd love to hear from you.

The questions I'm starting with are below. Please contact me if you are interested, I'd love to hear from you.