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Merry Scribe
07-13-2006, 05:05 PM
I just was given another commission and I am recieving $100 fee for 6 line of script done in a 17th century scripbt. I think I am going to go with Copperplate, Italian hand. This hand dates from the middle of the seventeenth century and has its originsin the Cancelleresca cursive scripts.

This is what I an having to write
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2006/75646-Dan_Hesler_project.jpg

and this is what I am having to write it in...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2006/75646-Old_Book_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2006/75646-Old_book_2.jpg

If anyone has any suggestions of any other 17th century script that might be better please let me know. I have to write on the lower half of the page because the top half of the page will have a video running in it. Also this book is going to be placed in the sand as if it was found and opened and the book will tell the story. For this I am getting a $100 and this is a price that the client set I did not say a thing. I would like to know if this is to much of not enough. All I am doing is the calligrpahy the client is doing everything else. The client also provided all the matterials except the ink and my time.

I just notisted that I spelt pirates wrong in the tital sorry.

I am open for any ideas that you all may have. Thank you

Brian:wave: :D

Merry Scribe
07-16-2006, 11:04 PM
I found two hands that will fit the project theme the first hand is a Copperplate English Roundhand. By the start of the eighteenth century this script had superseded the Secretary hand as the business and vernacular writing hand, Its appeal lay in the speed and clarity in which it could be written. It spread across the world through Briatish trading links and through the engraced Copperplate instruction manuals.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2006/75646-Copperplate,_English_roundhand_001.jpg

The second hand is Copperplate Italian Hand it dates from the middle of the seventeenth century and has its origins in the Cancelleresca cursive scripts. As with all Copperplate scripts, the pen is sharpened to a point and the variation in the thickness is a product of pressure and not the angle at which the pen is held.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2006/75646-Copperplate,_Italian_Hand_001.jpg

These are the two hands that I am suggesting to my client to use for his project. I am hoping he will pick the English Roundhand because during the 1600s most of the pirates were either English, Scotts, or Irish so it would fit his theme.

I am trying to make this WIP informative and interesting at the same time.

Brian:wave: :D

Jakeally
07-17-2006, 06:01 AM
What an interesting project for you Brian. Watching with great interest.

Merry Scribe
07-17-2006, 07:59 AM
What an interesting project for you Brian. Watching with great interest.

Thanks I think that this one is going to be a lot of fun. And I hope also that as it progresses that I can make it interesting and informative. I just purchased a very good book on calligraphy and it has been something I have been looking for awhile now. The title of the book is "the CALLIGRAPHER'S BIBLE 100 COMPLETE ALPHABETS AND HOW TO DRAW THEM" by David Harris. I have been looking for a book like this ever since I became interested in calligrpahy. I could always find books with a few select hands but never one that is as complete as this one. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in calligraphy to get it. Whether you are a beginer or a veteran in the art it is a very good collection of hands and it gives a short history of each hand.

Brian :wave: :D

celticrichard
07-18-2006, 08:11 AM
Oh,when i was in England a year ago i found that book in Waterstones with my cousin,i thought it great but i had no money so i couldnt buy it.I think it was in hardback like a notebook.

celticrichard
07-18-2006, 01:07 PM
:confused: :evil: is this a spoof of pirates of the caribbean?

Merry Scribe
07-18-2006, 01:28 PM
:smug: Yah that is a spoof of pirates.

Merry Scribe
07-18-2006, 05:32 PM
Well the client finally got back with me and told me that he likes the first hand the English Roundhand. I am so glad that he did because that is the one I like. Being it is the one I like then this project is now going to be more fun. Well I better stop flappen my cum and get to work and I will post every step of the way.

Brian:wave: :D

Merry Scribe
07-18-2006, 10:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_1st_pg.jpg

This is the first page layout I am sorry that it is not a very good scan next time I will use my camera. When I do something like this I always do it in pencil that way if I make a mistake then I can correct it easily.

Brian

celticrichard
07-19-2006, 09:33 AM
need help with the picture of the pirates?i could try to help.

Merry Scribe
07-19-2006, 12:23 PM
need help with the picture of the pirates?i could try to help.

Richard thank you for offering to help but all I am doing is the calligraphy this for a customer who is going to supperinpose video in the top of each page. All I have to do is the calligraphy to make is look like an old book that was found on a beach in the Carolinas. The customer has paid me $100 to do this.

Thanks again for you offer to help.

Brian:wave: :D

celticrichard
07-19-2006, 03:03 PM
oh well.

Merry Scribe
07-19-2006, 04:03 PM
oh well.

Richard please don't feel that I don't want your help. If this project was for me then I would accept your help. But this project is just a film prop the space above my calligraphy is going to have a video incert. This is why I do not need your help. So please don't feel like I am rejecting your help.

Your friend
Brian:wave: :D

celticrichard
07-19-2006, 04:12 PM
no i didnt mean that,i dont feel that way.no offence meant,no offence taken.

Merry Scribe
07-19-2006, 04:13 PM
no i didnt mean that,i dont feel that way.no offence meant,no offence taken.

Good I am glad. By the By Richard when are you going to post some of your work I would love to see it. I think you mentioned that you were going to post your version of the Green Man.

Brian :wave: :D

celticrichard
07-19-2006, 04:19 PM
yes,but im not feling inspired exactly,im going to england and there i get really inspired.im sorry,but im just waiting for inspiration,.

Merry Scribe
07-19-2006, 04:30 PM
yes,but im not feling inspired exactly,im going to england and there i get really inspired.im sorry,but im just waiting for inspiration,.

I understand Richard about being inspired.

Brianhttp://www.boomspeed.com/egraphics/plw81.gif (http://www.elementsgraphics.net/index.php?id=eggs)

Merry Scribe
07-20-2006, 06:10 PM
Here is an update I have completed the draft of the four pages I am hoping that you will be able to see them alright.

First page.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_11.jpg
Second Page
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_21.jpg
Third page
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_3.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirate_pg_31.jpg
Fourth page
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirates_pg_4.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/75646-Pirate_pg_41.jpg
I hope that you can see those all right. All of these are done in pencil right now so if there are any errors they can be corrected with so ease and it will not hurt the paper.

Brian:wave:

Jakeally
07-21-2006, 03:25 AM
Looking good Brian. Just noticed you have spelled 'children' as 'childred' ... hope it's not to late to change it:eek: Or maybe they used to spell it that way, in which case just ignore me:D

Merry Scribe
07-21-2006, 09:55 AM
Looking good Brian. Just noticed you have spelled 'children' as 'childred' ... hope it's not to late to change it:eek: Or maybe they used to spell it that way, in which case just ignore me:D

Thank you Chris for catching that this is why WIPs are a good thing and not it isn't to late because my wife Annie caught it also. Thanks for the sharp eye.

Brian :wave: :D