Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood


Andrew of the Vine, Order of the Leaf of Merit with Award of Arms

Andrew's Leaf of Merit Scroll
The full scroll
Andrew's Leaf of Merit Scroll
Andrew of the Vine's Order of the Leaf of Merit (w/Award of Arms) scroll,
by Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova

"Yes, the portrait is that of the recipient. Andrew earned our undying
gratitude at an SCA camping event by disposing of a certain 'mystical
manly man-thing' when assisting in cleaning up the site. I was moved
to do his award scroll by way of punishment -- er, reward. The scroll
layout is the simplest form of balanced composition, divided into four
parts, with the pictures in opposite corners. I work on 3-ply Bristol
paper, which is a good thing as I nearly wrecked the entire scroll while
finishing up the calligraphy. I added some embellishment to the last line
of text, forgot I had done so and started erasing pencil lines. While
brushing the eraser bits off, I brushed the not-quite-dry ink on the bottom
line and wiped a smear of ink right up through half of the text. Some of
the ink came up with frantic erasing; the rest I let dry entirely, then cut
around letters and peeled a layer of paper up with a very sharp knife (a
scalpel, actually)." -- Tatiana

Photo and Contribution by Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova

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