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Robin's Opal by Merwenna Robin's Opal by Merwenna
This was made for Marinus Baronial Birthday in November 2012. First time doing a fancehpants cadel scroll, and I realllly enjoyed it. (It also went really fast!)

My only beef with it is that some of the capitals in the middle section are off (I sorta tweaked as I went and they might not be strictly correct). Also I messed up some grammar in the first sentence. Le oops. That's what I get for combining different scroll texts in my head and then copying them out from memory. >_o

Based on a page from a manuscript belonging to the Duc de Berry. Written by Jean Flamel around 1409.

The rest of the script is basic Drogin bastarda.
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snowspell Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Which script(s) did you use?  I love the look and would like to learn it.
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The cadels are based on a hand by Jean Flamel in the Belles Heures of Jean de Berry... googling "Jean Flamel" will generally get a decent number of pictures of that particular style of flourish :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Brilliant!! :hug:
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome dear!!
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Herculanum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is so beautiful !
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  It's probably one of my favorite calligraphy pieces evarr.  :)
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misphred Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow very nice... very fancehpants! lol
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EleneK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Not only do you diaper like that but you callig like this??? Now I just want to sit at your feet and learn. I agree though, I love cadel scrolls. There is something relaxing to sitting back and not get stressed over whether the painting looks good or will get done in time. But I always feel guilty, like I'm robbing someone of artwork even though I think they look just as impressive.
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! *flattered* But yeah I know what you mean... I've just now gotten comfy doing callig only, and I feel like I have to add a lot of swoopybits in order to compensate. XD
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