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Script Analysis - Variations of Ascenders and Descenders

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22 May 2007

Script Analysis - Variations of Ascenders and Descenders

I had a look back at the original pages of the Bedford Psalter this morning (always a good idea) and noticed that a particular variation of the ascender was by far the most common - and it wasn't the one I've been using the last couple of days.

I've listed them out in order of frequency, and included descender variations as well.

I've got back to my graphing of the letters, and re-done the ascenders (that I had re-done yesterday with the less frequent ascender variation)


They are actually looking like the originals now!

I've mapped up to R, but need to write up the details.

I will re-do this mapping, using watercolour so the details of the strokes can be seen, (like in Harris) and including stroke order to make a proper ductus, once I've been through the letters once. There are a few ticks and flicks that need to be added in, but I don't want to worry about them yet. I want to get the basic construction of the letters correct first.

I'm also going to need to write up this script analysis as one huge document when I've finished all this, so all of the information is together, and coherent.

I'm aware that my letter width is a bit bodgy - my Speedball, which I need to use to do the letters this large, isn't quite big enough.

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