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Medieval tutorial by beard5 Medieval tutorial by beard5
It's done! I apologise for the quality of this. I'm just starting to get the hang of using GIMP for this kind of thing. I think the ending sections look better than the beginning ones.

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nightlydeity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
I am a Latin major, and some how my prof found out paint in my free time, and asked me to calligraph this quote, and i am so thankful i found this. thank you for making it!
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, glad you found it useful.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
This absolutely rocks! Thank you! Beard, you're a genius with this kind of illumination.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why thank you:) It was fun to do.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
You're welcome. It came out so great!
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jhubert Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to let you know that someone copied your tutorial here. He does credit you, but I thought I should let you know anyway.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I hoped it would wind up on The Scriptorium (one of the groups here on the DA.) They're a fantastic resource for all things relating to calligraphy and illumination.
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jhubert Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay. I didn't know whether this copying was permissable or not, so I thought I ought to inform you of it in any case. Glad to hear that this was something positive for you.


Hmmm... Since The Scriptorium seems to be such a good resource for such things, could I interest you in going through their archives and adding the best tutorials from their archives to the Art Tutorials Wiki? I'd do it myself, except for the following reasons:

- Calligraphy and illumination aren't my primary field of interest, but digital art - and so I'm not really qualified to know what is useful in that area and what not. But I want the Art Tutorials Wiki to support more than just digital art, and for this I need some outside expertise...

- Currently, the precious free time I spend on the wiki is dedicated to adding as many tutorials as possible to it, from as many different styles of art as possible. To put it bluntly, I want to make the wiki well-known enough until I am no longer the only guy working on improving it - and that means I have to raise general awareness of it and can't spend much time on researching more specialized fields for it...

I would really appreciate it if you - or anyone else you know who has also relevant knowledge - could help me out with this. If not, I will have to put this on the back burner...
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't recall many, if any, tutorials in the gallery there. I just stumble across stuff here and there. Mostly, tutorials for photoshop/gimp which I find enormously useful. but as I come across them, I'll let you know.

I used to have a folder of links to tutorials on the web, for new calligraphers and illuminators, but I don't know where it went to.
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aimalee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly Grrrrrrreat Effort, very hard work.....must help out a lot of deviants....Thanks for sharing this.....:-)
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was my pleasure.
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Rendan86 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Awesome man i would love you to judge this:

[link]

and if you want... this [link]
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aha! That's where your link went to. Going to leave a comment on it now.
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Rendan86 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
yes, many thanks for stoping and commenting. :D
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dkpalmer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done!

I wish you lived closer to me! I need teachers for an event, and this tutorial would be a great class.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
For SCA use, you have my permission to figure out how to print it out, and use it. Seriously. Just credit me (Lord Robert of Stonemarche) (some of your embroiderers may have heard of me)

I'm going to try and play around with it. If I can get it formatted to 81/2 x 11 paper, I'll drop you a note, here and arrange to get it to you (either reposting it, or sending it via email)

Again, for SCA use, I'm more than happy to let this out into the wild, just with proper attribution.
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dkpalmer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I came on here tonight intending to ask you for that. I want to print it out and bind it (modern report cover) to display at our Ice Castles event in January. I'm also hoping to start a local scriptorium in the winter, and your tutorial would be helpful. Your method is different from mine, as well as your medium, so it gives people a new perspective.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it helps, check my "Scraps" section. I posted the tutorial there, formated to an 81/2x11 page, there are 5 pages.
(I'd have added my name to the pages, but bluntly couldn't figure out how. )
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dkpalmer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll definitely take a look.
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.

BTW, if you know of any other good tutorials, please don't hesitate to add them to the wiki - I've set permissions so that anyone can edit it.
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Indirectly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! Makes me feel like I could try my hand at it sometime.
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beard5 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think anyone can do this, really.
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