my first full scroll!

(yes, I know there’s a ‘typo’ in it, I noticed it just as I was walking it over to hand it off for the tournament. oops)

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This is the first scroll that I’ve done everything (well, not the wordsmithing, but eh, that’s so not my art). I had planned to make it more complicated and period, but in reviewing the requirements, I decided simple made the most sense, particularly as it’s theoretically going to be traveling to and from Pennsic.

It’s not my “best” work. But it is my first done work. And pulling off the band-aid and just getting the calligraphy done was by far the hardest part. I’m also pretty sure that my brain is incapable of doing things the same way twice, or evenly, or spaced right. I doubt I’ll ever be good at calligraphy or enjoy it, but I might get to the point where I don’t hate seeing my work.

It’s theoretically a humanist hand. Really, it’s basically foundational which is a modern amalgamated hand based on Carolingian, Humanist and italics. The little people¬†based on this photograph:0

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