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Astrid's AoA by Merwenna Astrid's AoA by Merwenna
First off, I only did the calligraphy (and illuminated letter and badge) on this one! The border was provided as a scroll blank by Lady Elenor of Grey. She makes the spiffiest scroll blanks around. :D

I looked up manuscripts that had similar illumination, and ended up finding one with a fun batarde hand. I have never actually gotten a bastarda hand to look right, so I ended up sort of combining the flourishy bits from this one:

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...with the general gothic littera bastarda hand in the Drogin calligraphy book. I think it ended up looking pretty nice if I do say so myself.

Thing I don't like: Since I did the illuminated D and Elenor did the border, our gold paints didn't match, and nothing I tried could make my gold paint look more like hers. Mine looks far too bronzey in comparison. Alas! >_o
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finalmercurianangel Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I really thought that the difference was deliberate, and I love the scroll so much, thank you for putting the time and effort in, at the moment its hidden so sunlight doesn't damage it before I can hang it on the wall in a really pretty frame.

Astrid
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wymarc10 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Very nice! I like the leafy bits in the callig.
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :) Those were my favorite parts.
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