Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kings & Queens Rapier Champions

K&Q Rapier Champions
Gregor III and Kiena 
Awarded February 4, 2012 AS 46 (XLVI)

Congratulations to Donovan Shinnock our new Kings Champion, and Jean Paul Ducasse who was chosen by Her Majesty to become Queens Champion.

Calligraphy and drawing by Isabel Chamberlaine.

Folio 65r. from Albrecht Dürer's 1512
German fencing manual MS 26-232.
The calligraphy is inspired by the Mira calligraphiae monumenta (the Model Book of Calligraphy) of Rudolf II, as found in the modern publication The Art of the Pen first published by the J. Paul Getty Museum and Thames & Hudson in 1992.

The line drawings are from Albrecht Dürer's 1512 German fencing manual MS 26-232, specifically the images found on folio 65r.

Paper: Peramenata, 230gsm, Natural

Materials: Oak gall ink, Mitchell #1 nib for the first line in gold, #3 nib for the first two black lines and then #5 nib for the main body of text. Holbein "Pearl Gold" gouache.

Words taken from the East Kingdom Scribes Handbook

Scroll ID: Isabel C XXIV and Isabel C XXV
Completed February 2012