Luciano’s Knighting scroll, with Tekla.

A scroll for Luciano’s knighting. 9″x 12″. Gouache and ink on Bristol board. Collaboration with Tekla Myszkowa. Some things are a stretch. This scroll surely was. We had almost exactly two weeks to make this happen, offer to concept to finished scroll and knighting. But, Collaboration makes it happen, to borrow from Sesame Street. Our…

Mountain and Grail charter.

A charter(preprint) design for TAH Antoine and Kathren. I based it on a 16th c English indenture, swapping out badges and foliage for Summits specific imagery. The roses became barberries, and the portcullises the grail and mountains. Finally, the arms became those of the Summits. Text added by the coronet scribe. Painted:

Two more Russian banners

Here are two more pre 1600 banners, and a link to the museum holding the standard of Yermak Timofeevich, from the previous post. Thanks to Kseniia for the links! Again, these banners have images of saints, with inscriptions. One is painted and gilded, while the other is embroidered. The gonfalon “Fatherland” with the Mother of…

German Main de St Nicholas

This award was done at the event it was given out at, without my knowing the recipients name till the very last minute. Luckily I chose correctly. Ink and synthetic vermillion on paper.  The exemplar is chosen from the ca 1510-1517 model book of Gregorius Bock, Beinecke MS 439. Sources:  “Medieval Scribal Pattern Book.” Beinecke…

Laurel scroll for Elisabeth Piper. 

This was a backlog scroll, and was long overdue. Jacqueline commissioned me to make Elisabeth her Laurel scroll for the approximately 26th anniversary of her Laurelling. The scroll design and calligraphy are based largely on a 1569 grant of arms to Sir Nicholas Bacon, with text based on a 1571 grant of arms combined with…

Egil’s Tourney prize scrolls

These two similar documents are prizes given for the Never won a Tourney tournaments, rapier and armored, at Egils 2017.
They are based on 15th c English documents, and are written with oak gall ink on parchment. (Parchment by David Bianco)
The seals and signatures are those of the Baron and Baroness of Adiantum and the Prince and Princess of the Summits.

Text for a 16th c Laurel. 

Since Elizabeth Blackdane’s scroll needed to not only grant Arms, but convey induction into the Order of the Laurel, I combined two sources to achieve the text.   I started by transcribing a 1571 grant of arms to Henry Draper of Colbrook.  Text of the 1571 grant: To all and singular as well nobles and…

A 16th c Laurel scroll. 

Back in Fall of 2014 Ursel Lindenhayn and I collaborated on a Laurel award document for Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane. We both worked on the design, I wrote the text, Ursel did the calligraphy and gilding, while I did most of the painting, finally Ursel added pendant seals using braid by William Beornson.  The design is…