Sunday, November 16, 2008

AoA for Eleanor of Pont Alarch

This is a backlog AoA scroll:


The initials and the hand are adapted from Codex Gottwicensis 556 (447) (go to and do a keyword search for this). The illuminated capitals fascinated me both since they are sans serif and because the strokes are almost all the same width (and I'd been told that mono-stroke-width, sans serif fonts were not period!). The Codex is from the 15th century. The scroll was done Nov. 15 and 16.

Here are some of the initials that I copied from:


Paints: Talens gouache, carmine, ultramarine light, gold, white, and black intenso.

© 2008, Sara L. Uckelman.