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Wymarc's Sable Blade by Merwenna Wymarc's Sable Blade by Merwenna
Based on this deviation in my favorites by deviant ~IzabelaMGaleria.

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I reeeeally loved the look of this piece, so I decided to use the general layout for an award scroll for a friend with a German persona.

The pictures I used in the borders, however, are all based on 16th century woodcuts, including one of dueling scenes done in Venice by Hans Senger circa 1570 and others similar to and including The Field Cook and His Wife, printed in 1568 and ascribed to Erhard Schoen (1491-1542) in Berlin.


EDIT: After frolicing through our art & architecture library today (several weeks after this scroll had been finished & given out), I discovered that ~IzabelaMGaleria's unnamed source must have been the book of hours of Emperor Maximilian I, which was decorated by Albrecht Durer, Hans Burgkmair the Elder, and several other artists; and printed in 1513 by Johannes Schoensperger. I am actually flagrantly amused at how close I got my scroll to look to a source that I had never seen before or even knew existed. XD
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JuniorJac Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
beautiful
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
very impressive work! Both the calligraphy and the illustrations.
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MidwestArtist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I 'm interested in the guy in the upper left corner. Where did that come from? You don't see too many people from that time with glasses!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah. This is an award scroll for the Society for Creative Anachronism, and that's supposed to be a picture of the award recipient in the style of a landsknecht woodcut. He wears glasses, so at events he's a landsknecht in glasses. ^_^
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wymarc10 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
It's a very good representation too.
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HessianPeel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Cool!
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