Penwork Royal Cipher

A Royal Cipher based on a 14th c Dutch manuscript. Ink and gouache on pergamenta. 8.5″ x 11″. Text provided. Exemplar . I flipped and modified this m into a w, and left the middle of the bottom roundel for the seal. Layout and calligraphy. Blue ink. Red ink. Final touches in green gouache. Sealed…

Russian Charter set

A set of five charters for An Tir in the tetralogical style, these were loosely based on a 14th c gospel from Moscow. The Awards included are the Lion’s Torse, Lion’s Cub, Terpsichore’s Fox, Leo Minor, and Lion’s Mane. To make them a set, I drew the frame and then added different critters and knotwork…

Russian Lark and Mountain.

A bardic championship scroll based on a tetralogical style illumination from a 14th c Muscovite Last Judgement. The text is based on the Summits ceremonial, and written in my Cyrillic pseudohand. Hand mixed synthetic ultramarine, commercial inks and finetec gold gouache on pergamenta. Exemplar, as drawn from the manuscript in 1870. Source: The Russian Ornament…

Fjorlief’s 14th century inspired scroll

Back in May, Fjorlief made an equestrian championship scroll for Stromgard based largely on the Hours of Saint Omer, British Library Add MS 36684, with additional bits of inspiration from the Luttrell Psalter and the Queen Mary Psalter.