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Atlantian Garb Challenge Best Overall Award Scroll by Merwenna Atlantian Garb Challenge Best Overall Award Scroll by Merwenna
I made this for the garb challenge being held at Atlantian Fall Coronation this year (2013). It was sooo much fun to plan out and so aggravatingly time-consuming to complete. It's covered in heroes and villains, of course, which was the theme of the challenge (I went as 14th century Poison Ivy). It's done with gouache on perg, and is based off of the Neville of Hornby Hours (mid 14th century), with the miniature being based off of folio 190 - the Siege of Jerusalem.

It can be seen here: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminat…

The wording for the award scrolls was written by Etienne le Mons, aka deaus.deviantart.com/


It was a good time. Name that super hero/villain!

Woooo! I do like the garb challenges.

:)
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Anjali25 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
It took me a while to get this, I'm so slow lol. This is so beyond awesome, I'm impressed!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, thanks!  it's kind of a weird thing in general, honestly.  ^_^
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Young-Jacob Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is almost embarrassing how long it took me looking at this to realize something was... odd...  The style seemed so historically accurate that I assumed it was.  Amazing job at taking non-historical subject matter into a historical looking piece. :)
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!  That's one of my absolute favorite things to try and do - make something non-historical blend in so that you almost don't even notice it :P
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Ismey-the-Nimble Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
This is the coolest thing EVER
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks.  But you exaggerate. :P
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justjingles Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Ah this was my very first SCA event!  I saw you there briefly in my excited newbie wanderings. Great job on this scroll, what pretty letterforms!
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Dragonhand Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
You are freaking crazy, and it's amazing! I laughed so hard, and yet so beautifully and delicately done!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks!  And thanks for the fav :D
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percylove Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm from the East Kingdom and just happened to see this here. Awesome job! I love the Atlantian seahorse 'bat signal'
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