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Sibry's Coral Branch by Merwenna Sibry's Coral Branch by Merwenna
Done for King's Assessments 2013. Based on the Mira Calligraphae Monumenta (Flemish and Hungarian, Austria, 1561- 1562 and about 1591 - 1596). This is the first time I've done a whole scroll based on that manuscript all by myself! Woo!

This is an Award of Arms and kingdom level Arts & Sciences award for my awesome knotwork-making scribal friend Sibryyyy... she likes dragons. And her last name is Thorne. So I turned one of the little lizards in the manuscript into a dragon, and I chose a flower that wasn't in the manuscript but has thorns - bouganvilla (technically they start out being thorny and then they become flower stems) - and stuck a kiwi fruit on there in lieu of my usual makers mark, which is a kiwi *bird*. Sibry does so many awesome arty things and then gives them all away, so I was super happy to be able to do her award. :D
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LadyEilionora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soooo gorgeous!  Go Sibry!! :D
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LadyEilionora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also, you calligraphy has grown up sooooo well.  i am super impressed!
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Ismey-the-Nimble Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Jesus!! That's awesome O_O
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Ciillk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen that kind of calligraphy in a book !! Never tought i'm gonna see made by someone :) Really great work ! ;)
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elisavetta Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woow :)
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somk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
The kiwi is a totally awesome idea! :) Kudos!
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Dragonhand Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
That's gorgeous, and I'm drooling over the cadel. So well designed!
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WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hah! With knotwork in the cadel, too. Yes, "well designed"!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, thanks! :D
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