Isabel del Oakes - Award of Arms

This is the first "live" scroll I was assigned. I'm very lucky that Isabel is one of my camp mates at Pennsic, so I was able to personalize the scroll more than usual.

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Final scroll. November 2017

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Image inside of capital inspired by a roundel from Opera varia mit sog. Bamberger Schreiberbild - Staatsbibliothek Bamberg Msc.Patr.5. 1v Found by Gun∂ormr. I changed the monk into Isabel. The yellow and black is to match the cord given to members of the Handsome Boys, Isabel's fencing unit.

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The moon and spear symbol is for Clan Kerr, the group Isabel camps with at Pennsic. The rapier is for her fencing.

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The sword and mirror crossed is the symbol of the Handsome Boys. The Mustache is a whimsy and the unofficial symbol of the Handsome Boys.

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Isabel's Arms. Vert, two compass stars and an oak leaf, Or.

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Progress shot showing the remnants of the grid pencil marks used to attempt to keep the hand as vertical as possible. It did make a difference. (I'm still not sure that doing the calligraphy first makes sense. Maybe for real illuminators it does. For me, I'm more familiar with calligraphy, and I'm more terrified of mucking up the illumination.

Opera varia mit sog. Bamberger Schreiberbild. Go to the thumbnails and find 1v