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Stik's Art - Calligraphy and Illumination

Post your poems, scriptures, stories & other written work here. If they get lots of attention, we may even post them under PADnD's content section.

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Re: Stik's Art - Calligraphy and Illumination

Post#16 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Great art!!!
Just love it !!!

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Post#17 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:24 pm

Thank you.
I have another piece to post, as soon as I can see some daylight (I've been way too busy at work lately).
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Post#18 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:12 pm

As I've mentioned here before, the rank of sergeant in the Kingdom of Acre is sort of a half-step to becoming a knight. It's an indication that you are being taken seriously as a fighter and that knighthood may be in your future.

Conrad Jarnhand was made sergeant at Damien and Tara's coronation.

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This was done in the "insular majuscule" hand which was developed in the monasteries of Ireland in the 7th century, then spread to England and the continent after that. The knotwork, colored infill of letters, and dots around important words are all characteristic of the illumination of the period. Conrad being a good norseman, I thought this type of calligraphy and illumination were fitting.
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Post#19 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:38 pm

Yes, these are outstanding! I love seeing someone do something original. I dare say... these are the most original workings I've seen on any D&D website. It's not very often I'm jealous of something (I'm just not like that)... but these make any D&D world better and any home to I would imagine :)
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Post#20 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:26 pm

Stik, your artwork is outstanding! So beautifully done.
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Post#21 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:53 pm

Thank you. More art is on the way. I have a couple of commissions coming up.
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Post#22 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:15 pm

What do you charge per ?
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Post#23 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:15 pm

I couldn't charge enough for my calligraphy to make it worth my while, so I do the pieces for free.
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Post#24 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:45 pm

Awesome work!!!

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Post#25 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:28 am

Definitely. It really is good work!

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Post#26 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:11 am

Not an award scroll, this time, but a gift for friends of mine whose handfasting was last Sunday.
She likes to cook, and has two pugs at home. He brews mead (honey wine). These things made it into the scroll.

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Post#27 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:38 pm

More art.
This is not one that I did, but one that was given to me, done by my friend Melanie:

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Post#28 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:43 pm

These two are mine:
The Augmentation of Arms is one of the highest awards given in the Kingdom of Acre. This year I was asked to prepare two Augmentation scrolls.

The first was for a lady by the name of Ismina.
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The second was for the same lady who prepared my Nameless Order scroll (see above). I wanted to do something new, so I did the scroll in the style of the one she had done for me.

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Post#29 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:40 pm

I was only able to view pieces #1-5 of the first set to today. I notice that the lower case s's in pieces #2&3 kind of look like lower case f's. Like the design patterns on the borders.
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Post#30 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:28 pm

That's the infamous "Long S".
It makes reading the scrolls a pain in the neck, even for me.
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