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I, Evaine ni MacGreger, being of mostly sound mind and body do hearby accept the challenge to complete 50 awards scrolls by AS 50. These scrolls will be completely researched, designed, and painted by myself. The calligraphy portion is still up in the air (as of AS 43).
Below I will post images of the inspiration pieces, my design, and the finished scrolls.

Wishes of luck, encouragement, or suggestions are always appreciated!

YIS;

Evaine ni MacGreger
Buckston on Eno
Barony of Windmasters' Hill
Kingdom of Atlantia


This is a done prior to accepting the challenge, but should give you an idea of my goal:


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Jon Fitz Rolf - Royal Company of Yeomen

  • The inspiration is from The Visconti Book of Hours - Milan, Italy 1430-1465.
  • I replaced some of the elements with items that would mean something to the recipient and cleaned up the border a touch (mostly so folks wouldn't feel badly about cutting off elements if they framed it).
  • Calligraphy by Maria del Norte



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    Elspeth the Semstress of Dunkheld - Pelican

  • Based off the confessions of Pope John II in 1139 & 1141.
  • I wanted to keep the overall tone of the original, but instead of having pencil drawings in the circular parts on the top I put in the Pelican and the Western populace badge. I wanted to keep the space at the bottom clear for the hanging seals, so I also placed the Arms with all their accoutremont over the top patterning. If you look closely at the motto and along the edges you can see a few items specific to Elspeth. Overall I wanted the scrolls to be individual, but matched enough to each other that you could see they were based on a similar design.
  • The hand is a form of Early Curialis, also known as littera Romana, and the closest one I could find to the handwriting used on the confessions. It is a document hand or diploma hand, specifically for use in papal bulls.



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    Ian the Fariner of Dunkheld - Pelican

  • Based off the confessions of Pope John II in 1139 & 1141.
  • I wanted to keep the overall tone of the original, but instead of having pencil drawings in the circular parts on the top I put in the Pelican and the Western populace badge. I wanted to keep the space at the bottom clear for the hanging seals, so I also placed the Arms with all their accoutremont over the top patterning. Overall I wanted the scrolls to be individual, but matched enough to each other that you could see they were based on a similar design.
  • The hand is a form of Early Curialis, also known as littera Romana, and the closest one I could find to the handwriting used on the confessions. It is a document hand or diploma hand, specifically for use in papal bulls.


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