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Script Analysis - Draft Ductus for the A

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4 April 2007

Script Analysis - Draft Ductus for the A

Ok - back to the script analysis of the Bedford Psalter.

The last entry on it was Script Analysis - The Ductus on Graph Paper III
where I'd drawn (key word - drawn) each of the letters (in ballpoint) on graph paper.

The next step is to write each of the letters in a broad pen.

This is me attempting the "a". Struggling to get the proportions right.


I'm very glad that I got acquainted with each of the letters in the earlier exercise. This is hard!
I eventually got it - but had a problem with the ink bleeding.

I made notes on the construction of the a on the graph paper. When I've done them all, I'll put the complete ductus together, complete with arrows. I'm using the ductus from Drogin's book as a starting point.

I've printed out some more graph paper on paper that hopefully won't bleed (it's worse because I'm moving slowly with the pen) and will do some more on this version of the 'a'.

I may move to using bigger squares than those of the actual p.w. of 1.5 mm. It's hard seeing the detail working this small.

OK ... just pulled up the graph paper above in Blogger. It's unreadable. I'll be re-doing the notes anyway - but writing them on the graph paper is a bad idea. I'll have to blank them out with white out or something before writing the notes.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nola said...

Just noticed the comment about the notes. Does your graphics program allow you to convert to black and white line drawings? One of the versions on Corel PhotoPaint (the program I use) allows this kind of conversion and I've had a lot of success with dropping out background lines, etc. Easier than whiteout anyway!

Friday, April 27, 2007  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

I shall ask Kitty - she knows about Photoshop (which is what I use).

Thanks so much for the idea!

Saturday, April 28, 2007  

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